The ACT (American College Test) is an important test. Keep in mind, however, that it's only one of the many tests you have taken in the past and will take in the future. How well or poorly you perform on it will have some effect on your future, but it is not likely to be life-changing. Following these simple tips will assist you in passing the ACT.

Pace yourself. If you find you are taking too long on a problem, skip it for the moment and come back to it later.

Answer all the questions you are sure of first.

Read all the instructions carefully. It is important to know exactly what is being asked, so you avoid confusion or mistakes.

Use common sense when answering problems.

Take a quick look at the answers after looking at the problem. Eliminate any answers right away that are completely out of range. This will leave you fewer options to choose from, increasing your chances of getting the correct answer.

Make sure you understand what the question is asking. Some problems will have unnecessary information.

Go with obvious answers and your first instinct. Do not second-guess yourself!