While expensive professional coaching has been available for years, ZAPS delivers quality workshops and study materials at a reasonable price.

What ACT Says:

The American College Testing Program (ACT) in Iowa City, Iowa, agrees that preparation does make a difference:

"... your performance in a specific subject matter area can be affected by adequate preparation, especially if it has been some time since you have taken a course in that area."

From Preparing for the ACT Assessment,
The American College Testing Program

You will receive

  • 24 practice tests for the ACT and ZAPPING the ACT study guide
  • Specific strategies for each type of question on the ACT
  • General test-taking methods
  • Complete explanation of each question and answer on the practice tests
  • Unique system for analyzing errors to identify strengths and weaknesses

About the workshop

  • Find out what's on the ACT
  • Become familiar with the test style
  • Learn strategies and techniques for each of the four subjects
  • Learn about the new written essay
  • Learn ZAPPING
  • Reduce test anxiety

Click here to find a ZAPS ACT workshop in your area.

What is the ACT?

The ACT or American College Testing Assessment Test is a college admissions exam given six times a year. There are four sections: english, math, reading and science, and an optional essay. The ACT takes two hours and 55 minutes, plus the optional 30 minute essay section.

Most students take the ACT during the winter/spring of their junior year, saving the fall of their senior year for retesting, if necessary. You will receive four scores on the ACT, one for each section.  Each section is scored on a scale of 1-36 points.  You will also receive a composite score which is the average of the four scores.  The national average is about 21. The essay will be scored separately.

ACT TEST FORMAT

Minutes

Questions

ENGLISH

45

75

MATH

60

60

READING

35

40

SCIENCE

35

40

ESSAY

30

1

For further information: http://www.act.org

National Test Dates
Test Type Test Date