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.
Taking effective and efficient notes in class will increase your confidence, allow you participate more, improve your comprehension, make class more engaging, and boost your performance on exams.
The best news? Investing a small amount of time NOW developing note-taking strategies will actually save you time when you are studying for tests!
Do you really UNDERSTAND what you're reading? (And how you can remember it later)
Picture this: It’s 10pm and you are exhausted from a long day at school, a volleyball game, piano lesson, and dinner with friends. All you want to do is crawl into bed but you have to read an entire chapter on photosynthesis for biology, your least favorite class. Sound familiar?