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Preparing Your Child for the ACT

The ACT is one of the two major tests that students must take to get into a college or university. Most students will start to take this test their junior year, as they want to make sure that they get the best score possible.

Your child will have to do some work to truly prepare for the ACT. As a parent, it is your job to support them and to do whatever you can to help them to be successful. These different steps and tips will help you to truly prepare your child for the ACT.

Preparatory Classes

There are various learning centers that offer preparatory classes for the ACT. These classes meet once a week over the span of a few months, teaching students the finer points of the test. These classes go over the material the students may face and will give them pointers on overall test taking.

Preparatory Books

If your child does not want to take a course, you can offer them preparatory books. These books can be just as beneficial as classes and cover everything your child needs to know. They include practice tests on each section and a full practice test that students can take after reviewing each section in the book.

The Day Of The Test

It is important for a parent to support their child fully the day of their test. Parents should work to get their children to bed early the night before the test and will want to have a full breakfast prepared for them in the morning. Strive to provide a calm, stress-free atmosphere before their test in the home. This will help them to clear their mind and to be mentally prepared for the test. The more that you can do to prepare them, the better their chances of a high score.

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