The idea of studying at a US university can be both exciting and daunting. Many students do not realise the difficulties associated with applying to international schools, especially schools in the US. Students applying for university in the US are required to write a personal essay, submit their grades, have outstanding extracurricular activities, as well as send their scores from their ACT exam. American students prepare and plan years in advance, but this should not prevent UK students from chasing their dreams. If you feel overwhelmed by the process of applying to US schools, but specifically preparing for the ACT, then you should start ACT tutoring in London.
What exactly is the ACT?
The ACT is a multiple-choice standardised test broken into 4 parts: English, Reading, Maths, and Science. Each section is scored from 1-36, with a composite score achieved by averaging the four section scores. If you take the test multiple times (most take it twice) then some schools may allow you to ‘superscore’ your test. This means the highest score in each section from any test will be averaged to create your composite score. As not all schools will accept a superscore, it is important to also receive ACT tutoring in London and take the ACT several times to create familiarity with the exam. Standardised tests can put pressure on young adults to perform well, especially as it dictates their chances of getting into universities and receive scholarship money. This is why having the right team, such as our team at A-List Education, is important. A-List can help through ACT tutoring in London.
Feeling prepared is half the battle
While American students take standardised tests like this often, many of them still do not feel prepared before their test, because they did not receive any ACT tutoring. In London, A-List recommends that you start preparing 2-6 months in advance before your first test. Most of our students study 20+ hours, i.e. 2-4 hours per week, for the exam. We recommends that you take some of the full length practice tests to gauge your score and get a feeling for the test.