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ACT - SAT Prep

by staff

August 19, 2007

Hemingford Public Schools has a computerized test preparation program for both the ACT and the SAT. This program is a section of a larger program called NovaNet and is only available through the school computers.

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Students can focus on specific areas to meet their needs.  If parents or students are interested in more information about this program, please contact Mandy Plog, 487-3330.

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Many colleges require or recommend that students submit test results as part of the admission application process. The ACT is one of two national testing programs.

The ACT includes multiple-choice tests in four subject areas–English, mathematics, reading, and science. The tests measure students' current levels of educational development in these subjects. The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.

Most colleges and universities in the United States accept ACT test scores as part of their application process.

Registration Tips

  • Plan ahead and allow time to register for the exam.
  • The earlier you take the test, the more chances you will have to retake it if your first scores aren't as high as you would like them to be.
  • Registration deadlines are typically four weeks before the exam date. There are six national test dates each year at test centers throughout the United States.
  • International testing is available.
  • Registration packets are available at most high school guidance offices and college admissions offices.
  • Online registration is available.

Test Preparation

Taking a solid academic program in high school is the best test-preparation strategy. Becoming familiar with the test will also help. Try reviewing ACT test-taking strategies and working through sample questions. If you plan to use a calculator during the mathematics section, know ACT's calculator guidelines, and don't forget to bring your calculator on the test day.

Most importantly, work together with teachers and your counselor to plan ahead in your coursework and in your preparation, beginning in the fall. In addition to a sense of accomplishment and a rewarding feeling with higher test scores, students are better prepared for college, and stand a MUCH better chance of receiving scholarship help with better scores.

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