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The ACT Test is a standardized exam that is used by U.S. colleges in their admissions process. The ACT Test serves a similar function to the SAT in that both are used by colleges and universities as a factor in admissions.
Different institutions place varying degrees of importance on standardized tests and use them along with other factors such as GPA, class rank, community service, recommendations and extracurricular activities.
The ACT Test is meant to measure a high school student’s readiness for college. The ACT Test consists of multiple choice questions in the areas of: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also an ACT Plus Writing Test which is a thirty minute essay test that evaluates your writing skills. The ACT Writing Test is required by some colleges and optional for others.
To prepare for the ACT, try our free ACT-style practice tests. For more serious preparation, see our review of best ACT prep courses.
Some questions are from the following sources:
Erik Jacobsen at www.erikthered.com/tutor
From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations". Internet. Available from www.nysedregents.org
CK-12 Foundation - www.ck12.org
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