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American College testing program emerged somewhere around 1950’s and the organization was found in 1950 Created by ACT Inc., the ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The idea (in theory, at least) is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applicants. The weight placed on ACT scores varies from school to school.
Act exam is designed for
- Helping students to make better decision about colleges to attend and which programs to study
- Providing information helpful to colleges both in process of admitting students and in ensuring their success after enrolment.
What specifically does the ACT test?
The ACT has four sections: English, Reading, Math and Science, as well as an optional 30-minute writing test. Some schools may require the writing test, so be sure to ask before you take it.
Format of ACT Exams
The first section is the 45-minute English test. Covers usage/mechanics and rhetorical skills.
75-question test consists of
- Five passages with various sections underlined on one side of the page and options to correct the underlined portions on the other side of the page.
The second section is the 60-minute Maths exam.
60-question maths test with
- 14 covering pre-algebra
- 10 elementary algebra
- 9 intermediate algebra
- 14 plane geometry
- 9 coordinate geometry
- 4 elementary trigonometry
ACT exams permit the use of calculators with paper tapes. This section has five choices instead of normal four choices.
This section is for 35-minute.
40-question reading section measures reading comprehension in four passages (taken and edited from books and magazines)
- Prose fiction (short stories and novels)
- Social science (history, economics, psychology, political science, and anthropology)
- Humanities (art, music, architecture, dance)
- Natural science (biology, chemistry, physics, and the physical sciences)
The science reasoning test is a 35-minute
40-question test with seven passages each followed by five to seven questions.
- Three Data Representation passages with 5 questions following each passage
- 3 Research Summary passage with six questions each
- 1 Conflicting Viewpoints passage with 7 questions
This is an optional writing section and always administered at the end of the testDuration of this exam is 30 minutes. All essays must be in response to a given prompt.The prompts are all about social issues applicable to high school student. Test may have no affect on your overall score. Instead, a separate English/writing score is created. Some school may still require it even thouh it's optional.