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Be ProACTive!

The ACT is an important test in every high school student’s life. Your score can determine whether or not you receive scholarships, are admitted into the college of your choice, and if you will qualify for academic achievement awards. Your ACT score can mean so much to your future, so what can you do to make sure your score is the best it can be? The answer is simple: be proactive!

 A strong, solid ACT score takes weeks, even months, of preparation and practice to achieve. Some students prepare for the ACT by studying on their own or with their friends a week before the test and are surprised when their test scores are not up to par. Plan ahead and prep for the ACT test early.

You may have tried to prepare for the ACT by taking practice tests out of an ACT book or studying on your own for particular subjects, but sometimes this is just not enough. One of the best ways to prepare for the ACT is to enroll in an ACT prep course that teaches test-taking tips and strategies, time-management skills, and reviews the material in all major subject areas.

Here are a few tips to help you be proACTive when it comes to the ACT:

  1. Plan ahead! If you plan on taking the ACT test in September, you need to start preparing for it now. One way to prepare is to enroll in a ScorePlus ACT prep course! These courses meet for 4 hours over 4 Saturdays before the ACT. In addition to helping you learn the test material and strategies, our Saturday prep course helps your mind get into a routine of test-taking on weekends. This will help you feel more confident and better prepared come test time!
  2. A few weeks before the exam, it may be a good idea to reinforce what you have learned by enrolling in some one-on-one test prep coaching. Individual ACT prep, which is provided in a 1:1 setting, provides more focus on the subject areas in which you need the most help. The best part about our individual test prep coaching is that sessions can usually be scheduled to conveniently fit into your schedule!
  3. You’ve heard it time and time again: get a good night’s sleep the night before the test and have a good, healthy breakfast the morning of the test. Well, there is a reason you’ve heard this so many times, and that reason is because it works! Make sure your breakfast contains protein and not too much sugar; the protein will help you stay energized and focused while sugary foods will cause you to crash in the middle of the test. A glass of milk or orange juice, a piece of fruit, a couple of eggs, and some turkey would be great test-day breakfast. Small factors such as these can have a huge impact on your test taking abilities. Your brain needs the rest you get from a good night’s sleep and the energy you get from a good breakfast in order for it to function at its best.