Stressing About the ACT Exam?

Fayette County high school students are taking the ACT during school on March 10.

Studying for the ACT stresses students out. For most students who plan on heading to college after high school, they understand that this test is crucial for them. The higher the score, the more likely students will get scholarships and get into their top college choice. 

The ACT is on March 10 for all of Fayette County’s high schools. Sophomores and juniors will be taking the ACT test, and freshmen will be taking a practice ACT test. 

Studying for this standardized test is frustrating, but here are a few last-minute tips:

“Answer the easy questions first, write in your test booklet, not your answer sheet, and if you don’t know the answer to a question, you need to guess and move on,” college and career readiness coach Ms. Pamela Bates said. 

Use Mastery Prep software. It’s a great resource that Dunbar lets students have in order to study for the ACT, and it gives students practice problems as well as showing students right and wrong answers. 

Don’t cram the night before the ACT test. You won’t get to know everything you need for the test in seven hours of studying. Instead, do a few practice questions, get a good night’s sleep, and have a big breakfast. 

Make sure to bring a snack and a drink: you don’t want to get thirsty in the middle of the math section. 

And most of all, relax. Stressing for the ACT puts too much pressure on students’ shoulders.

Good luck to all the students testing!