Juniors- Read These Tips And Tricks For The ACT


Mikkah Pacheco, Editor

The ACT test, taken by all juniors is coming up quickly. The test will take place on March 7th, and will take the entire school day. The ACT may bring stress or worry to students, but don’t worry, there are many different things you can do to make the test a bit easier; here’s a list of some things to keep in mind during the test.

Overall test taking:

  • Choose “one letter” to automatically answer to each question when you don’t know the answer. Doing this helps you move along from a question that you may not understand, so that you have more time for harder questions.
  • Instead of finding the right answer, look for the wrong ones. Use the “process of elimination” to narrow it down to a few answers, rather than looking at them all.
  • Bring snacks and food! During given breaks, it’s important to make sure you eat and prepare for the next sections.

Reading section:

  • Read the questions before the passage, then skim the passage looking for the answer to that question.
  • Refer to the questions often while reading passage.


  • Don’t rule out the “no change” option; it’s right 25% of the time.
  • The most concise answer is most commonly the correct one.
  • Don’t change what isn’t broken. If it sounds good and makes sense, leave it.


  • Focus on memorizing formulas.
  • Write down what you know, especially in word problems.
  • The questions get harder as you go on, do the first ones quickly so that you have more time available for the harder ones.


  • Most of the information that you need to answer the questions will be in the passage.