An effective way to study for the ACT, perhaps . . .

<p>I've been trying to make studying for the ACT as bearable as possible. I can't force myself to take full length tests most of the time, and sometimes, I can't even force myself to complete a SECTION.</p>

<p>I've also noticed that I'm not the best at pacing myself.</p>

<p>So, in order to improve the bearability of studying, and to improve my pacing, I've decided to begin a more effective studying regimen... so I think.</p>

<p>Instead of taking whole sections or tests, I'll take it 1 passage at a time.</p>

<p>I will time myself, though. One passage at a time sounds good to me. I could focus on the reading section for an hour by taking 5 passages (with checking answers). I'll be more focused. </p>

<p>Although it does not simulate a testing environment too well, I think that you don't always have simulate a testing environment. It takes care of the focus and timing issue when studying. </p>

<p>To keep with the testing environment, I would either take a full section or a full test every 3-5 days the month before the ACT. But for now, I have to be confident with my speed and accuracy. I can work on the other stuff later.</p>

<p>CC users, please let me know what you think. I want to know if anyone has tried this, and if it has worked. Is this a waste of time? Let me hear what you have to say.</p>

<p>Go for 100% accuracy.
Then go for speed.</p>

<p>Accuracy erodes with speed, but speed is useless without accuracy.</p>

<p>good plan, but i still encourage you to do the section as a whole, and then carefully review the answers to all four passages afterwards.
even though you may be awesome and able to tear through a single reading passage in well under 8 minutes with high accuracy, it does not reflect your actual speed on the whole reading section, and you can't extrapolate that time for all four passages in the reading section.
fatigue is an issue and no one can read/answer the fourth passage as fast as the first passage on the reading section. i'm sure you will pickup speed if you take ACTs every 3 days for the entire month before the exam, but i suggest you develop your speed on the section as a whole rather than on individual passages. or possibly start with one, then two, then three, then four?
whatever works for you.</p>

<p>@zkhan13</p>

<p>ooh I like the 1, then 2, then 3, then 4 passages at a time idea. Thanks! I'll probably try it.</p>