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Rita Kreig

Read This if Your ACT is on Saturday!

Did you forget that your ACT exam is coming up? Perhaps you purposefully put this information out of your mind as some form of denial.

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Do you feel like this … ?

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Don’t. There’s no need to panic.

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Believe it or not, you have plenty of time to prepare.


But you should probably stop procrastinating and get started immediately. If your ACT is this weekend, then you have my permission to postpone some of your other important tasks (volunteering, after school activities, studying for AP exams) and focus your efforts on ACT prep.

You just need a few days of concentration and mental preparation, and then it’ll all be over. Let’s get started.

Last-Minute ACT Resources

If you haven’t read my post from Monday, then I’d highly recommend starting there. (I’ll wait.)

Done? Good, because if you don’t do anything else this week, you should at least make sure that you know where your test center is, what to pack in your ACT bag, and how to do everything in your power to arrive at the exam on time and rested. With that settled, let’s move on.

Before taking the ACT, it’s super important that you understand the format of the test, the types of questions you can expect to see, and how the test will be scored.

To help you out, I’ve hand-picked the most important last-minute ACT resources for you:

  • ACT Tips for Test Day
      A complete list of what you should bring to the ACT, as well as tips for remaining calm, focused, and relaxed.
  • One Week ACT Study Schedule
      You may have procrastinated on starting your ACT prep, but there’s still a lot you can learn in a week if you follow this schedule. Grab the materials, commit to studying a little bit every day, and start practicing!
  • Ten Tips to Rock the Pacing on the ACT
      For many students, the ACT tests just seem to go by too quickly. The number one way to get a higher score on each test is to ace the pacing. Learn strategies for doing just that.
  • Notes from the February 2015 ACT
      Our own ACT Expert, Kristin, took the last ACT and wrote about her experience. Gain some insight into Saturday’s exam by reading Kristin’s main takeaways from the February test.
  • 2015 ACT Test Dates and Registration
      Finally, if you are legitimately panicking (maybe you completely forgot about your ACT and are double-booked this Saturday), then you’ll want to read this post. The next ACT exam is on June 13, 2015, and you have until May 8th to register. Go ahead and change your test date if it’s absolutely necessary.

And that’s that! If you’re worried about a specific ACT test, then go ahead and peruse the section-specific posts on our blog:

You are just days away from being done with your ACT! Make sure that you have something fun planned for Saturday after the exam, so you can celebrate and blow off some steam. If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to ask us in the comment section below.

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Good luck!!

About Rita Kreig

Rita helps high schoolers find Magoosh, improve their SAT/ACT scores, and get into their dream schools. She earned both her BA and Master of Pacific International Affairs from UC San Diego, where she also studied Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Rita loves education and marketing, just as much as she loves vinyasa yoga and baking chocolate chip cookies.

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