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Students prep for the discounted ACT

posted Oct 19, 2015, 9:54 AM by Unknown user

Coming soon to students will be the October ACT. This ACT is special, because seniors, juniors, and sophomores could take the ACT at half of the normal cost. Traditionally, the order of tests in the ACT is English, math, reading and then science. At this test, however, the order will be mixed around for some students so ACT can examine the effect the order has on students’ scores.

Students had to get a coupon from counselor Louise Ronnau to receive the reduced cost of the test.

“I’m not really nervous for the ACT. It doesn’t really matter too much right now, because I can always get a better score later on,” sophomore Jera Wolke said.

The ACT is offered three times for students in the area this year. Other ACT tests will be full price, except for students on free or reduced lunches. Additionally, the school pays for all juniors to take the ACT in April.

“I’ve taken the ACT three times,” junior Dennis Zoglmann said. “You can always improve your score, and they’ll take your best score overall, so you can take it as many times as you want.”

Some good tips for doing well on the ACT include: getting a good night’s sleep, drinking plenty of water a few days before the test, always answering every question (even if you have to guess), not spending too long on one problem, and to always have more than one pencil.

There are practice ACT tests and tips for studying and taking the test on the school website under the counselor tab. There are also study guides on the bookshelf by the main staircase.  

“Make sure you have your ticket and some form of ID. Be sure to get there early- by about 7:45, and have a friend call you to make sure you don’t sleep in,” Mrs. Ronnau said.

The ACT will be from 8 to 12 am at CSHS on October 24.





Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors


October 24

Conway Springs High School