Tips for Time Management on the ACT English Test

Published on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 by

winky-boyWith only 45 minutes to answer 75 questions, you must answer a question every 30 seconds. Give yourself eight minutes per passage to help you keep track of time! If you maintain this pace, you’ll get through the entire test with five minutes to spare. Most students miss the last questions because they run out of time.

Part of managing your time is knowing when to skip a question. If you don’t know the answer, make your best guess and move on. The next question may be easier. You’ll get more questions right if you give yourself the chance to get all the way through test.

Also, practice thinking and working at the correct pace. The only way to accomplish this is to move at the correct pace while you are practicing.