ACT stress piles on before test

Miranda Rysiewicz ‘15
Photographer

Stress, stress, stress. High school juniors all over the country are stressing this month about the ACT, a standardized test that almost determines the future for many. Colleges look at these scores and they help determine if they will admit a student or not.
A lot of preparation goes into to taking the ACT. Practice tests, test-taking strategies, and writing practice are just some of the ways to prepare for the test.
At LCN, there is an ACT prep class called College and Career Readiness that hits ACT preparation hard. This class is a part of the students’ daily schedule. The students get to have ACT practice every day and learn more skills for the test than most students do.
“I like the ACT prep class because I feel like it is going to help me a lot on the ACT. I am learning a lot of things that I didn’t know before that will help me on the test and I think I’m going to do well when I take the test,” said Cailyn Rentz ’15.
Similar courses are available elsewhere but at a charge of anywhere from $100- $300. There are also actual ACT tests available to take. Check with a counselor for locations and test dates. It does come with a cost. “I took an ACT in my freshman year and I did pretty well but I know I can do better. My mom bought me ACT practice books to help me practice before I take the test again in March,” said Kaileen Bauer ’15.
Many students take an actual ACT before they take ACT through their school. Here at LCN the juniors took a practice ACT test on February 13. Some students retake the test after they take their first ACT. Many students feel that they do better the second time taking the test.
“The first time I took my ACT, I was so nervous and I didn’t really know what to expect. My score wasn’t very good. I retook it a month later and I got a better score. I knew what to expect and I wasn’t so nervous,” said Anthony Ianitelli ’14.
There are many ways to prepare for the ACT. With good preparation and concentration, high scores are possible.
Stress, stress, stress. High school juniors all over the country are stressing this month about the ACT, a standardized test that almost determines the future for many. Colleges look at these scores and they help determine if they will admit a student or not.
A lot of preparation goes into to taking the ACT. Practice tests, test-taking strategies, and writing practice are just some of the ways to prepare for the test.
At LCN, there is an ACT prep class called College and Career Readiness that hits ACT preparation hard. This class is a part of the students’ daily schedule. The students get to have ACT practice every day and learn more skills for the test than most students do.
“I like the ACT prep class because I feel like it is going to help me a lot on the ACT. I am learning a lot of things that I didn’t know before that will help me on the test and I think I’m going to do well when I take the test,” said Cailyn Rentz ’15.
Similar courses are available elsewhere but at a charge of anywhere from $100- $300. There are also actual ACT tests available to take. Check with a counselor for locations and test dates. It does come with a cost. “I took an ACT in my freshman year and I did pretty well but I know I can do better. My mom bought me ACT practice books to help me practice before I take the test again in March,” said Kaileen Bauer ’15.
Many students take an actual ACT before they take ACT through their school. Here at LCN the juniors took a practice ACT test on February 13. Some students retake the test after they take their first ACT. Many students feel that they do better the second time taking the test.
“The first time I took my ACT, I was so nervous and I didn’t really know what to expect. My score wasn’t very good. I retook it a month later and I got a better score. I knew what to expect and I wasn’t so nervous,” said Anthony Ianitelli ’14.
There are many ways to prepare for the ACT. With good preparation and concentration, high scores are possible.