The ACT test will be administered Feb. 9. ACT reminds students taking the test not to let forgetfulness or inattention to detail affect their performance and shares some all-too-common cautionary tales:
• One student bought a new calculator the night before the test and used it the first time while taking the test. Unfortunately, he found that the calculator didn’t work.
• Another student failed to look at the list of calculators that are allowed during the test and arrived with one that was not permitted. She had to take the test without a calculator.
• A student didn’t look at her admission ticket until the morning of the test. She was surprised to learn that she had registered for a site one hour away from her home, instead of at her high school. She had to leave 45 minutes sooner than she had planned, and she barely arrived in time to take the test.
• One student arrived at the test site without an acceptable photo ID, while another failed to bring her admission ticket. As a result, neither student was allowed to take the test that day.
Plan ahead to make sure that nothing gets in the way of taking the ACT and doing your best on the exam.