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Kristin Fracchia

The Best Websites to Use in Your ACT Prep

It’s pretty safe to say that if you are googling “best ACT prep websites,” you are looking to do a little prep online and as with many things in life, the Internet can be a black hole of test prep resources. There are some good, some not so good, some free and some exorbitantly priced.

Disclaimer: Hey, we happen to think you’re already on one of the best ACT prep websites out there! But, yeah, we’re biased. We use this Magoosh High School Blog to bring you high quality advice on what to study, how to study, and what’s going on with the ACT in general. Helping students is something we are truly passionate about and we work hard to make sure we are giving you the best advice.

But this isn’t the only site that can help you with your ACT prep.


Official ACT Website

You should always start your ACT prep journey with a visit to the official ACT website: actstudent.org. Of course, you have to make a pit stop here to take care of the logistics of signing up for the test and getting your scores, but there’s a lot of other great material here as well, including sample questions, sample student essays, and college admissions planning advice.

Check out this detailed post for our tips on what parts of the official ACT website are the most helpful for test-takers.


Magoosh ACT Blog

As we hinted at in the disclaimer above….

Colbert-We did it

Ok, ok, we’re a little more modest than that, but we think we have some great tips to offer. Click on the drop-down menu at the top for study schedules, our FREE ACT ebook, strategy advice, book reviews, tips for test day, video lessons, and so much more. Or use the search box to find what you are looking for: ACT Science graph strategy? SOHCAHTOA? Pronoun rules? We have it all. (If we don’t have it, let us know in the comments and we’ll get right on it 🙂 ).

You can also check out our online prep at Magoosh ACT and our YouTube channel if you are into that sort of thing.

But enough about us. Here are some other helpful sites:


McGraw Hill Practice Plus

McGraw Hill has some decent free practice questions and video lessons that can supplement your ACT study. The videos are particularly good if you are just getting started.


Khan Academy

You might be thinking, isn’t Khan Academy for the SAT? Well, true, the Khan Academy does have a specific partnership with the College Board for SAT prep, and it doesn’t have much in the way of specific ACT prep, but its math review lessons can be really helpful if it’s been awhile since you’ve studied a particular topic in school or if you never really understood it when it was taught in your math class. You can use this list to figure out what topics are tested on the ACT, and then search Khan Academy for lessons on the ones you need to brush up on.


EnglishGrammar and GrammarBytes

Just as Khan Academy is a great resource for math review, these sites are two great resources for grammar review for the ACT English test. GrammarBytes is a lot more entertaining than EnglishGrammar, but if you are just looking for the cut and dry facts, EnglishGrammar has you covered. Both sites also have practice questions to help you review the topics you might be rusty on. For a list of topics covered on the ACT English test, check out our list here.


About Kristin Fracchia

Kristin makes sure Magoosh's blogs are chock-full of awesome, free resources for students preparing for standardized tests. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and English, she’s been working in education since 2004 and has helped students prepare for standardized tests, as well as college and graduate school admissions, since 2007. She enjoys the agonizing bliss of marathon running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.

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