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Nothing can replace being well prepared. Try thinking positively and challenge your negative thoughts about your ability to perform in exams. We have even more practice tests for you. Please keep in mind that these tests are not full tests and that they are not intended to determine readiness to take the ACT test. However, they will help you to get familiar with the content and technology that is applied in the ACT exam.
MATH 10 Questions Practice Test
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MATH 15 Questions Practice Test
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ENGLISH 10 Questions Practice Test
ENGLISH 15 Questions Practice Test
ENGLISH 20 Questions Practice Test
ENGLISH Reading 10 Questions Practice Test
These questions are written by our team and are similar to the ACT Test. Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question.
ACT® Test Structure- 5 sections:
- English: 75 questions. You have 45 minutes to answer
- Math: 60 questions, with 60 minutes to answer
- Reading: 40 questions in 35 minutes
- Science: 40 questions in 35 minutes
- Optional Writing Test: 30 minutes for one prompt
Section by Section
- English: The English section is pretty nice because of how much time you have at the end. In fact, you have time to go back and check every single one of your answers. Now, if you’re not a fast-worker, this might not apply to you. It used to be that the English section had to do with grammar technicalities (“which word would be best here” and “how would you fix this?). The English section is generally not considered the hardest part of the test. Your best bet here is to try to remember all of those subtle grammar rules. If it helps, mumble the answer and see if it sounds correct to you.
- Math: Of the 5 sections, many students found math to be the hardest, especially for those who are not really math lovers. The questions usually don’t go beyond geometry and algebra, but are full of problems that students must command in high school math classes. A lot of problems involved coordinate geometry (geometry is done with equations of lines on a graph). You’ll have to use area equations, perimeter equations, and all of that fun stuff. If you encounter something you’re unfamiliar with in the math section, your best bet is to skip it and go on to something you know more about. When you’re finished with all of the other problems, then come back and try to work out the answer.
- Reading: Of all the sections, Reading is the one to watch out for. Now, as you can see, the reading section is only 35 minutes, but you have to answer 40 questions. When you realize that you have to read passages as well, you’ll understand why you might need to hurry. All of your best reading strategies should come into use here. We strongly recommend reading all of the questions first. As you read, you can then mark the stuff that’s important. If you think you can get away with not even reading the passage, you’re wrong, and you’ll end up wasting a lot of time.
- Science: Some find the science section to be easy, but you definitely will get rushed for time. If you just look at the questions and don’t take the time to read it, you’ll be confused initially. All of the answers are right there in front of you, you just need to read the information and data to understand it. It may take a while to realize this, but once you do, you’ll see how simple the section can be. While you do need to hurry, make sure that you understand what you’re reading fully. Otherwise, you’re going to have to go back to reread it.
- Writing Test: Sometimes you get a very awkward prompt, and then you may have a hard time thinking of what to respond with. Beware not to change your mind about what you want to write about mid-essay, and fixing things hastily may hurt your score. 30 minutes isn’t enough time to plan and write a smashing essay, so don’t waste time. It is to your advantage to do a quick web or an outline so that you don’t constantly change your mind about what you want to write. The trick to writing a good essay here is definitely to be concise. If you start writing your life story, you will run out of time. Make sure to show good organization of your thoughts and clear supporting evidence.
Do I need to take the writing test?
Whether or not you need to take the writing test depends on where you’re hoping to go to school. More selective colleges will want you to take the writing test. Check with the colleges you’re considering and see what they want. If you’re in doubt, it’s probably better to take it and just be safe.
ACT Exam and Your Critical Thinking Skills
A well-rounded ability to solve problems and make decisions is usually a valuable asset. These highly desirable skills need to be well developed. The process of solving problems and making decisions requires gathering all sorts of reliable information, and when you command the ability of organizing time and effective planning, you will help to pass the ACT exam effectively. If you have optimal critical thinking skills, you will contribute to your success and save time.
Usually, creative thinkers are the ones that are innovative and inventive. If you master these skills, you will be better able to come up with correct answers and add great value to the entire working environment.
Confidence Boosting Before the Big Test Day
Taking the ACT exam is stressful. You’re under a lot of pressure and sometimes that can wear on your confidence and sanity. There are many tricks that can boost your confidence, one of our favorites is using High Power Poses suggested by the Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy. By using a few simple tweaks to body language, people become more powerful. The secret lays in using Power-poses as an opposite to Low-Power Poses.
The trick is not to apply these poses in front of other people but just for yourself in front of your computer or in the bathroom or wherever you can do so safely and comfortably.