The ACT Structure
The ACT can be taken with or without the Writing Test. However, many colleges do ask for the writing scores and it is advisable to prepare for it and decide later whether to take the Writing Test or not.
The ACT (without the Writing Test) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test.
|English||75 questions||45 minutes||Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.|
|Mathematics||60 questions||60 minutes||Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.|
|Reading||40 questions||35 minutes||Measures reading comprehension.|
|Science||40 questions||35 minutes||Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.|
|Optional Writing Test||1 prompt with 03 perspectives||45 minutes||Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college argumentative writing.|
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