Dates for ACT Testing

After obtaining complete information about the ACT the next step is to learn about the test dates. If you wish to take the test  then you will have to pay $ 30 as registration fee.
The documents that you should carry along with you on the date of the test should include a photo ID, calculator for the math section and adequate stationery.
You should book your exam dates well in time so as to avoid last minute rush. The advantage of booking test dates well in advance is that you will be able to get the desired date in the desired centers. You should choose such dates which suit you and fall on such days on which you can spare time from your schedule for the test.
This test is generally conducted in the months of February, April, June, September, October and December , so you should choose the month which suits you the best and book your test dates accordingly. Before booking the dates you must undertake at least two, three practice tests so that you get complete knowledge about the ACT testing format and hence gain confidence.
Likewise, you must attend some ACT test preparation program so that you get an opportunity to prepare well and also clear up your doubts side by side. A few test dates that are available in 2008 are February 9, April 12 and June 14.

ACT College Testing Information:

This test consists of four sections English, mathematics, reading, science and writing assessment test. The English section consists of 75 questions to be completed in 45 minutes. The main aim behind conducting the English section is to check your knowledge of punctuation, grammar, sentence formation, organization and strategies etc.The mathematics section consists of 60 questions to be completed in 60 minutes. The main motive behind conducting the mathematic test is to evaluate the mathematical skills that you have picked up while studying in school. During the final test of ACT, you will be permitted to use a calculator. 24 questions will be based on intermediate algebra or coordinate geometry and 18 questions are based on geometry or trigonometry.
The reading section aims at testing your reading comprehension and is made up of 40 questions to be completed in 35 minutes. Out of the 40 questions, 20 are based on social studies or science reading skills and the remaining 20 questions are based on arts or literature reading skills.
The science section has 40 questions to be completed in 35 minutes. This section measures the interpretation, evaluation and your problem solving skills that are required in the natural science section. You will not be allowed to use the calculator. The writing assessment section is made up of an essay which has to be completed in 30 minutes.

Things to be Kept in Mind Before Planning ACT Testing Schedule:

There are a few things that should be kept in mind before planning your test schedule. Before you plan your schedule for study, you should try to have an overview of the test subjects and plan accordingly. Devote more time to those topics in which you are weak or need more time to prepare.
Besides this, your schedule for preparation should be flexible and should suit you. It is always better if you plan your preparation under the expert guidance of an instructor so that you are able to divide your time properly and effectively.
Don't forget to keep your photo ID in your bag along with other documents as it will be needed at the test center for the verification purposes. Plan for the final day is such a manner that you are able to reach the center at least one hour prior to the schedule time. Remember, the ACT scores will determine whether or not you will get admission in the college of your choice. So gather all the required information, prepare well for the test and achieve high scores in the examination.

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