ACT testing strategies

act by: Ashley Stavneak


1) Attack word problems with confidence. When you are confident about doing your work most likely you will get the answer correct.

2) Preview the answers. After doing your work look at all the answers and pick which one would be best.

3) Memorize all the formulas. If you were to memorize all the formulas it would make it a lot easier for you to work problems out.


1) Use annotating strategies to promote inferential thinking. Off to the side of the charts it would help you a lot to wright the details of the chart.

2) Practice recognizing the passage types and complete passages of the same type together. If you were to remember the passages you would know what to look for.

3) Don't let jargon confuse you. If you don't know what a word means, use context clues around it to figure out what it means.

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1) Read the passage all the way through. If you don't read the passage you could miss important details and be confused on a question.

2) Take notes about important facts of the story, annotate off to the side or write a summary about the passage after reading it all.

3) Don't rush through reading it all. If you were to rush while reading you could get all confused and mess up. Why would you want to do that to yourself?

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1) Predicting. This strategy helps you because you go with what answer you think is best.

2) Clear and Concise. This means if you don't know the answer pick the shortest. Don't get confused on all the hard and big words.

3) Remember the comma rules. Remembering the comma rules will help you out a lot because you will know your grammar better and know where all of it goes.

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General stratergies

1) What to bring with you on testing day, you should bring 2 #2 pencils, calculator, water, and of course yourself!

2) Guessing strategy. when you are testing don't stress yourself out and think about one question for a whole 5 minutes. Throughout the whole test you should have one letter to pick for each question you don't know.

3) Skipping difficult questions. On the test when you don't know the answer skip it and go to a question you know.