Juniors: Prepare and Sign up for the ACT in February 1

It can sneak up on you. Sure, you’ve thought about college in the past, but suddenly now it’s just over the horizon. One more year of high school is all there is before you pack your bags and head off to higher education. Now, in addition to your current schoolwork, homework, and extracurricular activities, you’re looking at colleges and researching scholarships. There’s so much to do!

Contemplating the ACT® test can be daunting, but it’s an important part of preparing for college. Your ACT scores will be a very important factor schools look at during the application process. If you feel overwhelmed or concerned, it’s tempting to postpone the test. After all, you could take the test as late as September of your senior year.

That may not be the wisest course. Unless you have a very specific reason to wait, it’s a good idea to start preparing and schedule your test as soon as possible. We have two great ways to help you prepare for the test: Peterson’s ACT Prep Guide and online practice tests.

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Peterson’s ACT Prep Guide

The Peterson’s ACT Prep Guide provides detailed information on each of the five test categories, general information on the test itself, and six full-length practice tests.

The Online Prep Course provides similar information on the test but has a few more added features. You can get an initial diagnostic that will give you an idea of where you should focus your study. It also allows you to enter your testing date and even has automated essay scoring to take the guesswork out of the test.

Remember, if you do your prep work, take the test, and are not satisfied with your results, you can take the test again. Testing early gives you more of an opportunity to continue ACT prep and re-take the test than if you waited until later in your junior year to take it the first time.

If you take the test the first time, and feel that more assistance might help you get a better score on the test, these ACT preparation products are readily available to you.

There is a lot to do between now and the end for your senior year to prepare for college. The best course is to continue to make steady progress. Getting the ACT under your belt sooner will allow you to focus on your other goals. This is one you shouldn’t put off. Take the test as soon as you can!

One comment

  1. Taking the ACT your junior year is definitely important. Most people I know had to take the ACT 3-5 times to get the score they desired. In order to give yourself time to properly prepare and study, you should get started early. Your senior year is going to be stressful. Applying for college admissions, scholarships, and financial aid is very time consuming. The last thing you’ll want to worry about is improving your ACT score. Sign up to take the exam now and retake it as many times as you need. If you need help studying for the ACT, check out eyeQ by Infinite Mind. The program uses neuroplasticity training to change the way your brain reads and processes information. The exercises in eyeQ train your eyes to take in more information at once and can help increase study effectiveness. Several eyeQ techniques focus on brain strengthening, including: mental processing, problem solving, memory, and recall. EyeQ has also been known to increase performance on tests by up to 20%. Taking only seven minutes out of your day to exercise your brain can make a huge difference when aiming for that 36.

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