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Category: About the ACT

Kristin Fracchia

Can I Skip Questions on the ACT?

Don’t. Just don’t. There’s no penalty for wrong answers on the ACT, so make sure you have an answer bubbled in for everything before time is called. This means before you finish each section because the rules explicitly forbid going back and answering questions in previous sections even if you are just blindly pencilling in “C” for everything.

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Percentiles

ACT percentiles are, in some ways, even more important than your ACT score. Why? Because they provide an easy way to compare your performance on the ACT to your performance on the SAT and the performance of other students in general.

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Kristin Fracchia

Should I Send My Free ACT Score Reports to Colleges?

Free score reports are sent to the four colleges you designate on your registration form, but you won’t see your scores before they are sent and you won’t be able to cancel your request before they are sent.

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Susanna Langholm

ACT for International Students

Without previous exposure to the American education system, international students likely have some special considerations when starting down their path to ACT greatness. None of these obstacles are too tall to hurdle, but you’ll be taking the best first step by reading on to learn where they are and how to approach them.

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Kristin Fracchia

How to Use the ACT Website in Your ACT Prep

It’s crazy how many students don’t take advantage of the free resources on the ACT website. Lucky ducks, we made you this complete guide to all the best stuff…

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Kristin Fracchia

What Time Does the ACT Start?

The ACT requires all students to report no later than 8:00 AM on test day. After all students are checked in and fill out their information on their test booklets and answer sheets, the actual test generally begins around 8:30 AM…

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Kristin Fracchia

How Long is the ACT?

The ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes long without Writing and 3 hours and 35 minutes with Writing. All in all, you could spend up to 5 hours in the testing center…

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Susanna Langholm

Should International Students Take the ACT?

Looking to make the move to the US for college? Good news and- well- not-so-great news. In your favor, American colleges are looking to diversify their student body now more than ever, and hold special places for international applicants. As a downside, this does not mean that you are immune to submitting scores on the same college entrance exams required of other students, which may prove more challenging if you have a non-American linguistic and educational background.

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Rita Neumann

Time to Register for the February 6th ACT!

Don’t forget to register for the February ACT! The deadline is this Friday. We’ll show you how.

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Kristin Fracchia

TuesdACT: ACT Test Prep Lifehacks

One of my favorite resources that we have at Magoosh is our Exam Lifehacks infographic that is chock-full of helpful tips that will enhance your performance on the ACT (or any other test) but that don’t really have anything to do with the content you are studying. Can listening to music and chewing gum improve your ACT score? It sure can!

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