Take a free practice test
You may be surprised to find out that you don't need outside science knowledge to answer most of the questions on the ACT science section, but it generally helps on 5-6 questions, and 1 or 2 generally will require it. Coming equipped with a fundamental knowledge of the basics of biology, chemistry, physics, and the earth sciences will generally cover you on those “outside knowledge” questions, while rare, could mean the difference between a 32 and a 36. But don’t just take it from us.
Preparing for standardized tests can represent a huge, daunting challenge. It’s like we’ve taken the chair lift through kindergarten and elementary school, and now we’re told to ski down the mountain toward the next academic milestone—very intimidating. Please hear us when we tell you that it doesn’t have to be!
As an education specialist for over 10 years, I’ve helped many families navigate the ISEE and admission to prestigious middle schools. The ISEE is the Independent School Entrance Examination. There are 3 levels of the exam: Lower Level (entering grades 5–6), Middle Level (entering grades 7–8), and Upper Level (entering grades 9–12). Because the ISEE is a standardized test, the same strategies that work well for other standardized tests are very helpful for students taking the ISEE.
The following are a few tips to help you prepare for your college application process ahead. These tips cover a lot of ground. It can seem daunting at times, but take a deep breath and look at this as a challenge that your are up for and that you have lots of resources to lean into.
Make Academics A Priority:
After months of work--practice tests, problem sets, tutoring sessions--you’re finally in the home stretch: you’re taking an official ACT in less than a week. The question now: how to ensure you are ready to knock it out of the park on test day. Here are some tips to be sure you’re ready.