How to Approach the ACT (part II)


A final word


Preparing for a high-stakes test like the ACT can put a lot of pressure on you as a test-taker. By thinking of it as a process, rather than a single event, and training accordingly, you’ll actually give yourself a better chance of getting the score you want.

After all, to return to our running metaphor, you wouldn’t show up to a marathon untrained and expect to win, would you? You’ll have easier days and harder days as you prepare for the exam, but the critical thinking skills you’re polishing here will benefit you immensely in the future. So go forth and conquer that test!


Special thanks to Rachel Kapelke-Dale for providing us with this article. Rachel is a high school and graduate exams blogger at Magoosh. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, an MA from the Université de Paris VII, and a PhD from University College London. She has taught test preparation and consulted on admissions practises for over eight years. Currently, Rachel divides her time between the US and London.