About ACT Exam
General Tips for Taking the ACT
- Carefully read
the instructions on the cover of the test booklet.
- Read the
directions for each test carefully.
- Read each
yourself-don't spend too much time on a single passage or question.
- Pay attention
to the announcement of five minutes remaining on each test.
- Use a soft lead
No. 2 pencil with a good eraser; do not use a mechanical pencil, ink pen
or correction fluid.
- Answer the easy
questions first, then go back and answer the more difficult ones.
- On difficult
questions, eliminate as many incorrect answers as you can, then make an
educated guess among those remaining.
- Answer every
question. Your scores on the multiple-choice tests are based on the number
of questions you answer correctly. There is no penalty for guessing.
- Review your
work. If you finish a test before time is called, go back and check your
- Mark your
answers neatly. Erase any mark completely and cleanly without smudging.
- Do not mark or
alter any ovals on a test or continue writing the essay after time has
been called or you will be dismissed and your answer document will not be