The ACT® is made up of four sections and 215 questions in all and needs to be completed in 2 hours and 55 minutes. The sections that make up the ACT along with the number of questions and time to complete the test are listed below.
There are more questions on the ACT than on the SAT. You are given less time to complete each question on the ACT than on the SAT, so knowing the content being tested is important.
The concepts tested on the ACT are taught in middle and high schools across America, so it should be easy to develop a plan to improve your score on the ACT.
The plan phase should help you identify problems or issues that need to be addressed e.g., take a full length test to identify the content areas that offer the most opportunity for improvement.
Do is the action phase. Start reviewing the content areas that offers the most opportunity for score improvement. Watch videos and take short quizzes to improve skills. Review strategies that can be deployed and hone in on the ones you plan to use.
In the check phase you will practice questions to assess the improvements you have made. If proficiency indicators suggest the desired improvement has not been made then you will return to the do phase to review materials.
It is time to act on the information. If you've noticed that you're acheiving the proficiency levels in the focus areas and the post-test is showing improvement, you should take the official assessment.