Preparing for standardized tests is a huge part of the college planning process. It can also be a pricey one. Luckily, there are ACT resources that help you prepare for free!
What are ACT’s free resources?
ACT offers an online learning tool to help you improve your ACT scores. This tool includes official ACT practice tests, video tutorials of ACT concepts, and quizzes to help you test your knowledge. If you’ve already taken the ACT or PreACT, you can add your previous scores and receive a customized study plan to help you improve.
How does it work?
To get started, create an account on ACT here. You can then take quizzes on targeted subjects to test your knowledge. If you’ve already taken the ACT or PreACT, enter your results, and you’ll go straight to customized practice videos in the areas you need the most practice. ACT’s free resources will keep track of your scores, help you identify the areas you need help in most, and provide you with resources to improve those areas.
How often should I use it?
ACT recommends you practice for at least 30 minutes/day, 2-3 times/week. If you work better in a structured setting, ACT offers a sample schedule you can follow to keep you on track.
Other helpful resources
Aside from the test prep resources, you will find a helpful tab called “Tips and Strategies.” You’ll find general ACT strategy tips, tips for each specific test section, how to prep for the test day, and what to expect on the actual test day. Being comfortable with the test’s layout ahead of time will give you more confidence on the test day.
Whether you’re taking the ACT for the first time or trying to improve your score, ACT’s free prep resources can help you achieve your goals. Good luck with your ACT. We’re rooting for you!