Free ACT Practice Tests Online
Most students need a significant amount of practice in order to meet or exceed their target test scores. Livius Prep offers free online ACT prep and practice tests that can help.
Livius Prep, headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, has more than 35 years of experience in providing results-driven tutoring, test prep, and college admission programs to students and families.
Should You Take the ACT or SAT?
Most students have a difficult time deciding whether to take the ACT or SAT. The majority of colleges accept either test, so you will want to choose the one that is the best fit for your skills and abilities so that you can earn the highest score.
The ACT is broader in scope and scale than the SAT. It has four sections – English, Math, Reading and Science – plus a Writing Test (Essay). It contains almost twice as many grammar questions, longer reading passages, more advanced Math than SAT Math, and has a Science section, which the SAT does not.
Students who enjoy puzzles and prefer to take time solving them should probably take the SAT. Students who prefer straight-forward tasks and don’t mind strict time limits should probably take the ACT. Taking a practice test or two, especially a test that compares the SAT and the ACT, can be the best way to set up a student for success.
How to Prepare for the ACT
There are some things you (or your student) will need to accomplish to prepare for the ACT test, and Livius Prep will guide you through the process, offering indispensable tips and strategies along the way.
- Register for the test. The fastest way to register for the ACT is online through the ACT website, but you can also obtain a registration packet from a high school guidance counselor that can be submitted by mail. Choose a location that’s not too far away from home and a date that gives you adequate time to prepare for the test.
- Familiarize yourself with the test. The ACT is the most popular college admission test in the world – even more popular than the SAT – and is accepted by every college in America that accepts the SAT. It is a 2 hour and 55-minute test, but the total testing time increases to 3 hours and 40 minutes if you take the optional Writing Test.
- Identify your skills and weaknesses. The ACT contains almost twice as many grammar questions as the SAT, the Reading passages are longer, the Math is more advanced, and it has a Science section, which the SAT does not. The ACT is a great alternative to the SAT but may require a significant amount of tutoring in order to meet or exceed your target scores.
- Prepare, prepare, prepare: Taking an ACT Practice Test will help establish a baseline of your strengths and weaknesses. Your tutor will use the results to focus the test preparation on your student’s specific needs. We will help him or her learn grammar and mechanics for English, brush up on functions for Math, review how to write a hypothesis for Science, and so on, monitoring the student’s progress and making adjustments, if necessary.
If you are ready to experience the best free online ACT test prep program and practice tests, get in touch with Livius Prep at 800-428-8378 to find out more about our innovative services.