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Top Ten Tips For The July 13th ACT Test Day

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To all hard working ACT students out there, we know that, for you, summer vacation and the ACT go together like Vikings and Packers fans.

You have our sympathies here at ATT! Your test day this July might loom darkly over your sunniest summer plans. But remember that you have been steadily prepping for the big day, so a lot of the tough work is done. Good for you!

And no matter how you feel overall about the JULY ACT, be happy and calm because your exam will soon be over. It's only 4 weeks away...Saturday the 13th!

So sharpen your #2's and recharge your calculator's batteries. We want to help you crush it!

Read our top ten tips to get ready for your mid-summer test day!!!

1. Relax

Remember: Stress kills test scores. If you’re feeling anxious before the test, find a quiet place and take several calming breaths before you enter the test room.

2. Get moving

In the morning before the test, make sure you wake your body up. Do a few stretches, shoot some hoops, take the dog for a quick walk, etc. If your body is awake, your mind will follow.

3. Eat breakfast

Studies show that a quality breakfast boosts concentration and brainpower. Unless you’re a coffee addict, drink a glass of OJ and skip the java.

4. Dress well, test well

Studies show that when students feel confident in what they’re wearing, their scores improve.

5. Remember the game plan

Before each section begins, take a moment to focus on your tutor’s game plan for that section. Then execute it.

6. Focus on what you can control

Instead of worrying about problems you don’t understand, spend your time getting every problem you know how to do right.

7. It’s all about you

Remember, yours is the only score that matters. Don’t worry about how fast someone else is working. Keep your eyes on your test and focus on getting questions right.

8. Use the break

When the proctor lets you leave the room, make sure you stand up, stretch your legs, eat a snack, drink some water, and refocus before the next section.

9. Re-energize

As you get to the later sections of the test, you might find your energy slipping. If that happens, look away from the test for a moment, take a deep breath, and then dive back in.

10. Trust yourself

You've been working hard to prepare for this test. Trust yourself. Trust the process. You'll do great!

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