NOT JUST ANOTHER TEST
The ACT (American College Test) is just as recognized by US colleges as the SAT. Choosing to take the ACT could be a wise choice, especially if you are more comfortable with the ACT’s format and questions. However, the ACT brings about its own set of unique challenges.
In our experience working with hundreds of students of varying ability levels, we find three key issues that students face.
The first is the computer-based test format. Unlike most examinations in school that are paper-based, the ACT is administered on a computer. That means no scribbling, annotating, and highlighting on question papers – any notes or scratchwork that you do need to be on separate pieces of paper.
The second is content. Too often, students take the ACT with neither the requisite knowledge nor the appropriate strategy. The questions in the ACT not only assess advanced verbal and mathematical concepts that colleges expect of first-year undergraduate students, but also force students to answer these questions in a relatively short amount of time.
Finally, there is the purpose. Students often have hazy ideas about their target scores and may not appreciate the vital benchmarking role that the ACT serves in university admissions. Consequently, many do not start their preparation in time, or struggle to stay motivated once they have.
We created our ACT Preparation curriculum to help you approach this unconventional and unfamiliar assessment with experience, confidence, and resolve.