Mastering the ACT
Step 2: Learn the Format of the Test
The exam is broken up into 4 main sections:
English: 5 passages, 75 questions, 45 minutes
A mixture of grammar & content questions
Math: 60 questions, 60 minutes
A mixture of pre-algebra, geometry, algebra I & II, & trigonometry concepts
Reading: 4 passages, 40 questions, 35 minutes
Fours sections: Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science
One passage is divided into two related passages
Science Reasoning: 6-7 passages, 40 questions, 35 minutes
Ignore the word Science. Focus on the word Reasoning.
There is also an optional writing test
Many colleges require that you take this section once.
Student have 45 minutes to complete a 4-6 paragraph essay.