studying-1.jpgMy junior year of high school was filled with whispers about the upcoming ACT and how to be ready for it. Like a foreboding myth, the ACT stood as a milestone for my future. It was quite ominous. 

But relax, high school scholars, the ACT isn't that scary and is quite easy to study for. Here are some serious (and some not so serious) suggestions on how to study for your ACT:

  1. Watch the PBS show, Wishbone. Okay, this one is a joke, but this childhood show did help me answer an ACT question correctly! This PBS show took children through literary classics and summarized them with the aid of a cute little Jack Russell Terrier. When I was faced with a question on Don Quixotein the ACT,I knew the answer, because of my childhood obsession with this show. Obviously, this is not a real suggestion, but take heart, YOU KNOW THINGS. Your childhood was full of learning, and your brain can remember your eleven plus years of study.
  2. Practice writing timed essays. There is nothing more stressful than writing a thoughtful essay in a time limit! Practice writing every day and refresh yourself on some grammar rules. The Official ACT Prep Guidegives great tips on the essay portion of the test. Look for it at your local library! It is a good place to start!
  3. Let Pinterest be your friend. There is a whole Pinterest board dedicated to helping students practice for the ACT. It has practice problems for science, words to comprehend in reading, and challenges to try for mathematics. Spend 30 minutes a day exploring some of these quizzes.
  4. Join a course. There are a lot of programs out there that are designed to help you prepare for the ACT. So, if you are looking for a one-stop system, feel free to contact usfor quality test prep courses! 

Good luck, scholars, I know you can do it!