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, some exorbitantly priced.
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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…
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…
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…
Best ACT Books: How to Find the Right One If you’re planning on taking the ACT and are currently drowning in the depths of Amazon searches for ACT prep books, maybe you’re getting a little paranoid: Should I trust this 5-star review from KelseyKaplan2018? Just because it’s at the top of the search results, […]
If you’re planning on taking the ACT, you might have some anxiety about the questions you’ll encounter. How hard will they be? What are some of the most difficult ACT questions like? In our experience, students find that some of the most difficult ACT questions take several steps to solve. In Math, problems can always […]
As far as third-party ACT test prep books go, Barron’s ACT (2014) is one of the best. It’s straightforward, friendly, and thorough–it will feel as comfortable to students as one of their high school textbooks. It’s missing the hip flair of some other test prep books, but it gets the job done. Most importantly, it’s practice questions are pretty good.
Generally speaking, Barron’s ACT 36 is one of the best third-party ACT prep books out there (but not necessarily for the purpose stated in its title–see below). I do love the tone of it; it’s straight to the point without being boring; it’s engaging without trying too hard to be hip (thus vastly reducing eye-rolling […]