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. So what are the best websites for ACT prep?
For the best online ACT prep, you’ll want to use sites that have plentiful and accurate information. Look for sites that use different types of media (for example, videos and images) to help reinforce difficult concepts and make your studying more varied. Also, you’ll want to make sure that the sites you use cover all aspects of the ACT so that you can be prepared for everything from the test format to the properties of special right triangles.
(Hmmm…sound like any site you already know?)
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. Let’s take a look at some of the other best websites for ACT prep.
One of the best websites for ACT prep is…surprise! The 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.
As we hinted at in the disclaimer above….
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 🙂 ).
But enough about us. Here are some other helpful sites:
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.
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.
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.