Juniors Prepare for ACT Amid COVID
March 22, 2021
The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.
Approximately 1.7 million students take the ACT every year, putting students under an overwhelming amount of pressure. At HHS, students will have the opportunity to take the ACT on April 14, but there have been many juniors that have already taken the test early.
“I felt very nervous the days leading up to the test and felt like I had a lot of weight on my shoulders. I had done a lot of preparation for the ACT, which made me feel more confident of myself, but I knew that the test was a big deal for me and my future, and wanted to do my best,” said Sarah Chollar, junior.
Chollar also says there are a few things that she could have changed before and while she was taking the test.
“I could have definitely improved my score by completing more practice tests with my tutors because they are a good example of what the real ACT looked like. I could have also improved my timing so I would end up with more time to focus on all of the questions, instead of having to rush through the last questions,” Chollar said.
No matter how many students study and prepare, they will always feel nervous and overwhelmed before the test, but there are some tips and techniques that can improve your score that doesn’t involve the ways you study, but the ways you take care of yourself leading up to the test.
“I made sure to get a lot of sleep beforehand, along with a healthy breakfast in the morning. I think it had a big impact because I felt both well-rested and full in time for the test. I think it also helped me think clearer and process information faster,” Chollar said.