TIME IS FLEETING!
1) The ACT (and the SAT) are timed tests.
This means that the more familiar you are with test format and pacing, the better you can do with actual test content.
Don't go in cold--take some practice tests ahead of time!
PEOPLE, GET READY--
You can access free ACT test prep materials through your Idaho CIS account.
(Ask your counselor if you need help with this.)
Once logged in, head to the "Portfolio" tab on the red banner.
(If you don't see it, you need to set up your portfolio, first--
that's how you access the PHS subscription to the Peterson prep materials.)
Click on "What practice tests can I take?"
THE NITTY GRITTY
You have access to a total of 6 practice tests in each subject.
(3 are located on the upper left side of the screen of the ACT online course, and show up after you take the pre-assessments.)
Once the pre-assessments are completed, the program sets up a learning pathway for you.
Save out 2 complete tests, and use the other 4 to study piecemeal with.
(Google specific test strategies based on subject, and practice with them to see which work for you.)
If you always take these tests with the "timed" option, you can work on your pacing.
ON YOUR MARK--
Carve out a block of 3 hours one week prior to the exam, and take one of the complete tests that you've saved out.
Replicate testing conditions as completely as possible.
When you're done, score the results and see how close to ready you are.
In the online course, located on the upper left side of the screen, you'll see a "progress and results" tab.
This will take you to the score report for each set of the practice tests.
Snag some great sleep the night before.
Really. : )
Eat a solid breakfast! Your brain will be working hard, and it needs fuel to keep moving.
Other tips: here's info about what to bring from the folks at ACT.org.