ACT Test Information and Tips for Studying


Every year, Juniors have to take SAT and ACT exams for college applications, and getting a good score on them means more options for colleges. Recently, the organization under the same name as the exam recently posted information on when it begins, and the school gave a schedule as to how the day of the exam (March 1st) will go.

For freshmen, sophomores, and seniors, they all get a late start at 12:30, while the juniors must get to school on time at 7:20 A.M. The buses will go on their regular routes and repeat them when it’s time to pick up the other grades. Lunch will not be served to the non-junior classes, so make sure you eat something before you head to school. The ACT exam will go from 7:45 A.M. to 11:50 A.M. If you have any questions, then you can go to the administration for answers.

We also wanted to give you a few pointers and tips on how to study for the ACT exam. The ACT and SAT are the most important tests you will ever take in high school, so we want all the juniors to be at their best for the test!

Don’t Cram: Our brains aren’t meant to take in lots of information all at once, so it’s better to instead take in the materials to study slowly over the course of a couple weeks or months. Even if it’s just an hour before you go to sleep, it can help a lot more than a 12-hour study session where you cram enough information in your brain to make a dolphin have a stroke.

Stay Organized: Organization is key. Not only in your notes, but also in your head, try using mnemonic devices to remember formulas and information, rhymes and phrases as well. I always remember math through silly little rhymes I made up when I was in second grade. They may be cheesy, but they work wonders for me to remind myself about the small things.

Focus: While this may seem obvious, I have gotten distracted during studying or reading too many times to count. The way that I fixed my issue with focusing on it is by shutting of my phone, turning off all of my notifications on my computer, and focusing completely on the thing in front of me. No music, no notifications, just studying and learning. While you may not be able to fully turn off your phone, you could at least try to silence social media and non-emergency contacts.

We hope a few of these tips will help you prepare and that you can be as ready as you can for the ACT exams, and to any underclassmen who don’t have to worry about the ACT, you will soon get to partake in these exams. Remember to strive for the impossible and be extraordinary! Go Knights!