ACT  Base of Operations

What is the ACT?

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:





The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests  plus a 30-minute Writing Test.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.


ACT Information:


English Section

Reading Section

Math Section

Science Section

Writing Section

Sparknotes on ACT

ACT English Section Analysis

Before you study for the ACT, you need to know your strengths and weaknesses, and these diagnostic tests can do that:

Barron’s Diagnostic Test

Princeton’s Diagnostic Test – free registration

McGraw-Hill Diagnostic Test

Test Guide Sample Test Questions

Reading Quizzes:
Roman History Reading – Click Download Here to see the passage and then answer the ten questions.Domestic Violence Reading Passage – Follow the directions on this page.

The American Republic Reading – Follow the directions.

Banneker Passage – Arrangement and clarity

ACT Org Practice Reading Quizzes

Helpful Links:

Tips and Strategies

Test Day Checklist

Test Day Tips

About the Calculator

Why should I take it?

SparkNotes Tips for English

Are your scores good enough?

Instant Score Boosters

English Quizzes:
Punctuation Quiz – Semicolons, colons, etc.Clarity & Agreement

Usage and Mechanics

General Practice

Peterson’s English Practice

Kaplan – Scroll down to the bottom to find the link.

Grammar Flash Cards

Practice Released ACT English tests

Grammar Rules – links found on this page address common grammar issues found on the ACT

ACT Org Practice English Grammar Quizzes

ACT Tips, Strategies, etc.

Three Insider Tips

ACT Reading Tips

ACT Science Tips

Difference between the SAT and ACT

Prep Videos

Writing the Essay:

Sample Prompts with Essays and Scores

ACT Rubric

Sample Prompts

SparkNotes ACT Sample Prompt with Essays

Essay Writing Strategy

ACT Org Sample Prompt with Essays

Science Quizzes:

Charts & Graphs

McGraw-Hill Quiz

Reading Charts, Graphs, Maps – Answers are at the bottom.

Charts & Graphs Quiz

Quizlet – Science Terms

ACT Org Practice Science Quizzes

Varsity Tutors Science Practice Tests

ACT Exam Science Practice

Science Test Taking Tips with Practices

Math Quizzes:

Several Math Quizzes 
Quizzes to Download

60 Questions with Detailed Answers and Solutions

ACT Prep Math Quizlet (Formulas, etc.)

ACT Org Math Practice Quizzes

Varsity Tutors Math Practice

Practice Math Tests

Math Test Taking Tips with Practices

SAT Vocab that can help with ACT

SAT Vocab quizlet

More SAT Vocab

Vocab and the ACT

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