What is ACT: Know about the ACT college readiness assessment
American College Testing, popularly known as ACT, offers various solutions and products for improving the college and career readiness of students. One of the most popular services offered by it is the ACT college readiness assessment which is a curriculum and standards based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college. The ACT test scores gauge a student’s learning throughout high school and provide colleges and universities with information for recruiting, advising, placement and retention. Rather than being an IQ test, ACT is an exam whose questions are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses.
ACT was administered in November 1959 as a competitor to SAT, which still remains its major rival. Today ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the USA and is administered in many countries across the world.
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ACT Test Format
The ACT exam consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The average of the scores in these four subjects makes the composite ACT exam score. The student also has the option to take an ACT Writing test which does not add to the composite score. The following table provides a brief picture of the ACT test.
|Test Section||Number of Questions||Time allocated||Test Content Description|
|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||30 minutes||Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.|
ACT Test Registration
Students who are taking this test outside the USA, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, or Canada must register online. Steps to follow for ACT test registration:
- Establish a free ACT Web account.
- After providing the information requested to create the account, click the "Register to Test" link and follow the instructions on the Web screens to complete the registration.
- Payment must be made by valid credit card.
- Candidates, who have missed the late registration deadline, can request standby testing online.
- Candidates, who cannot find a test center within 75 miles of their home, or need a Sabbath/Sunday test center and one is not established within 75 miles of their home on all test dates, can check the requirements for Arranged Testing.
ACT Test Fees
The ACT (No Writing) fee is $36.50 which includes reports for the examinees, examinees’ high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when during registration). Students opting for the ACT Writing test need to pay an additional fee $16.00 which is refundable, on written request, if candidates are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.
Some additional registration fees and services for the ACT test are:
- 5th and 6th college choices: $12.00 each
It must be requested online before the test date, and is refundable on written request, if candidates do not test.
- Telephone re-registration: $14.00
- Standby testing: $45.00
It is refunded if candidates are denied admission to the test center on test day, or if candidate’s registration was cancelled if no photo was provided.
- International testing (required outside the U.S. or Canada): $33.00
- Test date change: $22.00
It is valid only if candidate is absent or unable to test on the original test date or if his/her registration is cancelled for failure to meet ACT's test security requirements. If candidates request a test date change after the regular deadline for the new date, they must also add the late fee.
- Test center change (For the same test date): $22.00
ACT Test Dates
ACT is offered four to six times a year, depending on the state, in USA, in September, October, December, February, April, and June. The test can also be taken in other countries but the availability of ACT test centers as well as test dates is much less.
Questions related to ACT
The two forces of magnitude 24 and 7 units act at right angle . Find the resultant of the forces
The two forces of magnitude 24 and 7 units act at right angle.
The vector law :
Let P and Q be two vectors acting simultaneously at a point and θ be the angle between P and Q and R be the resultant vector.
R² =P² +2PQcosθ+Q² (magnitude)
= tan - 1 ((Qsinθ/(P+Qcosθ))
Here magnitudes are 24 adn 7. θ=90°
The resultant of the two forces will be :
1. Magnitude : √ (24² )+(7² )= √ (576+49)= √ 625=25 units.
2. Direction; Suppose the vectors are 24i+7j, then the direction of the resultant will be:
= tan - 1 (7/24) in radian.
Hope this helps!
effect of nmc act on counselling 2020?
The Act was published to provide a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country. The act mainly focus on improving national health goals and promoting the medical professionals to contribute in research works and also increasing the standard of Medical systems in India. The NMC Act proposes a common National Exit Test (NEXT) for all final-year MBBS students. The students who clear NEXT will get the licence to practise medicine and admission in postgraduate courses. So it will be an entrance exam for PG programs. UG courses won't be affected since there is no change in NEET exams until now. The act has affect on PG courses and also foreign graduates who want to practise in India
two forces equal to p and 2p newton act on a particle . If the first be doubled and second will be in increased by 20N , the resultant is unaltered . find the value of p??
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Suppose your particle is at origin and you are applying force P and 2P from any side, and if the first force(P) is doubled it will become 2P and if second force is (2P) is increased by 20N it will become become 2P+20N. Now the resultant would be same or unaltered only when the ratio of (P and 2P) would be equal to the ratio of (2P and 2P+20P).
That is (P/2P)=(2P/(2P+20)) => 1/2=(2P/(2P+20)) => 2P+20P=4P => 2P=20 => P=10. so, the value of P comes out to be 10N, and That is your answer.
Three forces F1=2i+j-kN F2=2i+3j-3kN F3=a(i+j-k)N act simultaneously on a particle. The value of a so that particle may be in equilibrium is 1)4 2)-4 3)2 4)6
In the question it is stated that to be in equilibrium .In equilibrium their sum should be equal to zero .
If we compare on both the sides
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Preparing for an exam takes a lot of effort and you still might miss some things, studying smart is much more important than studying a lot. To answer your question, you could try making flash cards and road maps to help you remember things in an effective manner. You can also check out law.careers360.com. Hope this helps.