ACT Study Material





ACT is a curriculum based test taken by high school students to get admission in the colleges in US. This test measures the skills and knowledge taught in high school. ACT is conducted five to six times in a school year. ACT is an estimate of a candidate's ability to do well in the college. As you know the importance of ACT, you have to prepare for the exam in a planned manner. The most important thing in the preparation of ACT is choosing the right kind of ACT study material. Before deciding to buy any ACT study material, you should do a self evaluation to identify your strengths and weak points. There are a variety of ACT prep materials available in the market like ACT books, ACT software and ACT online study material. All of them are equally meaningful resource of ACT prep material. You should discuss about ACT prep materials with your friends and your seniors who would have taken this test. You can also research on the web about the different options of ACT study material. Usually these ACT prep materials offer a comprehensive study programs. These ACT study material also prepare the students to take the exam with tact to score good marks. To get the maximum benefit from these ACT study material, you should be familiar with the test pattern and scoring of the exam.

Test Pattern of ACT

ACT is a timed test which consists of 215 multiple types of questions. Total duration of the test is almost three hours and additional 30 minutes for optional writing test. ACT is divided into four sections- English, mathematics, reading, science. All the four sections are scored on a scale of 1-36. You get a composite score also which is an average of the four sectional scores. Usually students find ACT very easy test as it is based on the high school curriculum but because of the pattern of the exam they find it difficult to score a high score. That is the reason students need various ACT prep material to improve their performance in ACT.

Some of the choices of ACT study material are discussed below.

ACT Books

ACT books are a traditional but effective type of ACT study material to prepare for the exam. A book can provide flexibility to your test preparations. In the market there are a number of books that are available so it becomes difficult to choose one book, as all the books claim to be the best ACT study material for the test. Actually it is better to go for two books to get more variety and practice. But before selecting a book, you should take into consideration few things like a good publishing house and a reputed author of the book gives you credibility. You should take a look at the book reviews. Many internet sites also publish reviews of various books available. You should also make sure the book which you are planning to buy covers all the four sections of the test- English, mathematics, reading, and science. The book should contain enough practice questions. You can buy these books from your local book stores and there are many web sites where you can buy these ACT prep materials. One of the books is from ACT itself "The Real ACT prep guide". This book provides a thorough knowledge on ACT test, its format, review of all the topics, practice tests. Cost of this book is $25. You can order this book on the ACT web site.

Online ACT Study Material

There are a number of web sites which offer online ACT study materials. You can add these online study materials to your self study schedule. The main advantage of these online study materials is that they provide 24 hours online tutor support. These sites provide a lot of practice tests with solutions and their explanations. Official web site. of ACT www.actstudent.com also provides online test preparation program which offers a comprehensive content review and many practice tests. You can buy this preparation program online by paying an amount of $19.95 for one year.

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