The October 22nd ACT is upon us! Just a few more days of studying before you can put your energy into planning your Halloween costume and catching up on fall TV.
If you’re a senior taking the October ACT exam, then it’s especially important for you to put your best foot forward on test day. That’s because many Early Decision and Early Action applications are due as soon as early November. If you’re planning to apply early, then this is your last chance to take the ACT before applications are due. (Some schools will accept your ACT scores after the rest of your application, so be sure to check each university’s application requirements—better safe than sorry!)
To help you prep for the October ACT, I’ve put together a list of blog posts to read before the big day. It’s a mix of last-minute prep tips, strategies to beat test day nerves, and ACT basics that you probably haven’t thought about since you started your test prep. Feel free to jump in anywhere! And don’t forget to write in the comments section of you have any questions or need any last-minute advice.
Last Minute ACT Prep Tips
We’ve written a lot of posts about last-minute ACT prep. Since the exam is only a few days away, this seems like a great place for you to start!
- Are You Taking Your ACT on Saturday?
- Read This if Your ACT is on Saturday!
- Your Checklist for Saturday’s ACT
- How to Improve Your ACT Score by 10 Points
- One Week ACT Study Schedule
What You Need to Know About ACT Test Day
If you haven’t taken the ACT exam before, then the idea of test day can be daunting. There are so many unknowns! Lucky for you, the ACT doesn’t change much and neither does test day. Many have gone before you. Take advantage of their wisdom:
- What Time Does the ACT Start?
- ACT Tips for Test Day
- Top 10 Things to Avoid Doing on Your ACT Test Day
Handling Text Anxiety
Starting to feel the pre-ACT jitters? I’m happy to tell you that this is a totally normal—albeit super annoying—experience. Here’s how to handle test anxiety and perform well under pressure.
ACT Refresher Course
Do you feel like you’ve been studying for the ACT for so long that you don’t even remember what life was like before test prep? Then I’d wager you’ve also forgotten what you learned on Day 1 of your prep journey. There’s no time like the present to refresh your memory on the basic format of the ACT.
Retaking the ACT
Are you taking the ACT for a second or third time? Or are you a junior and already preparing yourself to take it again in the future? Either way, I know you’ll find these posts to be incredibly helpful.
- Should I Retake the ACT?
- How to Study for an ACT Retake
- ACT Test Dates
- Is There An Easiest ACT Test Date?
Good luck! And be sure to let us know if there are any other questions you have about the October ACT and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 🙂
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About Rita Neumann
Rita creates fun, inspiring, and educational resources that introduce students to Magoosh and help them prep for their exams. 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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