With college applications coming soon for high school seniors, the last opportunity to take the standard ACT test is October 22nd. The ACT is a test to evaluate strengths in four areas: English, Math, Reading, and Science. The test is a curriculum-based test to determine what you have learned in your core classes at school. Taking the ACT opens the door to a world of opportunities and helps students find colleges and prepares them for the future. This kind of pressure causes high school students, especially seniors, to stress over their results. However, there are simple things you can do in order to decrease stress and improve your score. Weeks Leading up to ACT:
Buy study materials
Set aside time to study
Find your weaknesses and work on them
Practice with the set times (English: 45 minutes, Math: 60 minutes, Reading: 35 minutes, Science: 35 minutes)
Night Before the ACT:
Do not study the night before
Get 9 - 9 1/2 hours of sleep
Turn off your electronics 15-30 minutes before you plan on going to bed
Drink tea without too much sugar
Morning of the ACT:
Eat breakfast. Breakfast will improve your concentration and your performance throughout the test
Protein! Breakfast with protein will increase your productivity and energy levels, so eat things like yogurt, eggs, smoothie, protein shakes, or toast with peanut butter.
Leave your house with enough time to get to your testing center, find your room, and take your test.