How to start studying for ACT

I’m a high school senior who took the SAT in November with hopes that I’d never pick up a standardized book again. Unfortunately, I got an 1800 when I was hoping for a 1900. So my last chance of getting into my top school is by taking the ACT. But the problem is, I’ve never been even touched an ACT book, so I don’t know where to start,what books to look at, if 2 months is enough prep time and what scored I should even be aiming for. So if I could get some answers to those questions to help this noob, I’d be very happy.

The best way to study for the ACT is to practice with REAL ACT tests. The 3rd edition of the Real ACT Book (Red Book) has 5 tests to get you started. They are old, but you will get a feel for most of the concepts. Then move on to released tests from 2013/2014/2015.

TIME each practice session to simulate the real test.

English 75 questions in 45 min.
Math 60 questions in 60 min.
Reading 40 questions in 35 min.
Science 40 questions in 35 min

Score your test, and then review only what you got WRONG after each practice session.

I suggest the following schedule:

Take 1 section each week night/with review for 4 nights/week.

Twice per month on a Saturday or Sunday take a full ACT test/with review.

Track your progress!

Here is a detailed sample schedule to get started, modify it to meet your needs:

Mon: English section with review

Tues: Math section with review

Wed:. Reading Section with review

Thu. Off

Fri: Science Section with review

Sat: FULL ACT with review

Sun: Off