Some things in life you just can't study for; you have to go on prior knowledge and common sense. However, having a few hacks in your pocket doesn't hurt. Gain an extra edge on test day by using these 4 ACT hacks.
1. Know the structure of the ACT before you go into the testing room. Be aware of what's coming. The ACT has 5 subtests administered in this order: English (grammar), Math, Reading, Science and then Writing. Below is how most testing centers structure the administration of the ACT.
2. Get just a few more questions correct. As little as 5 more questions correct on each subject test can move you from the bottom to the middle, and from the middle to the top.
3. Use ear plugs. This is my favorite hack of the all, because it's so easy and makes a HUGE difference. Ear plugs block out annoying sounds like tapping pencils and squeaking chairs. They prevent you from losing focus. Ear plugs work! A box like these are about 4 bucks at Walgreens or CVS. Get the squishy kind!
4. Get a D on the ACT and still go to college! Don't stress out thinking you need an A on the ACT in order to get into a good college. You only need between a 63% - 75%. An overall grade of a D on the ACT will get you into USF and UCF. Heck, Cs on the ACT will get you into schools like UF and FSU. Don’t believe me? Here's the break down:
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