The Science section is also, yes, a time crunch!! It has the same amount of questions and the same amount of time as the Reading (40 questions in 35 minutes), but it’s spread over six passages so it’s a lot to process! And, the Science test comes at the end of the ACT™ when most students’ attention is understandably starting to wane. Actually, the Science test is really more of a data interpretation test than a Science test, so call it speed data interpretation. Our proven strategies for the Science section show you what to read, what to skim, what to skip and how to zero in on the data needed to answer questions correctly so you can finish, and nail those science data questions!
There are also some recurring Science concepts on the Science section that are good to have readily available when they come up. Knowing these key concepts, along with how to approach the test, and getting some good practice at a interpreting a wide variety of charts, tables, and graphs are the keys to scoring high on the Science.
As with all of the other sections, an answer key and scoring scale are included so that you can determine what are the key types of questions to focus on in Science to boost your score. And, once you finish the Science you can put all of your scores together to see how your composite is looking, and what are the areas to key in on to boost your composite higher. With the first practice test under your belt, you can take a look at what colleges are looking for through the ACT™ score chart found at the beginning of the Student Handbook.