3. ACT


ACT 시험이란?

ACT (American College Testing)는 SAT처럼 미국대학입학시험이다. SAT처럼 매년 150만명이상의 학생들이 이 시험에 응시한다. 과거에는 중부 혹은 동부지역 학생들이 선호하던 시험이였지만, 지난 10년간 모든 대학들이 SAT와 차별없이 ACT점수를 입학사정에 포함시켰으며, 최근에는 학생들 사이에서 SAT 응시자수를 능가하는 인기를 얻고 있다. ACT는 영어 독해능력에 한계를 느끼는 SAT 시험 준비 학생들 혹은 과학지문같은 객관적인 논리와 수리분야에 관심이 많은 학생들에게 매력적인 시험일 수 있다.

ACT시험준비는 SAT 중급반 혹은 기초반의 수업에 참여하면서 어느정도 문법실력, 단어실력과 기본 독해능력을 쌓은뒤 SAT시험대비반에 참여하는것이 효과적일수 있다.

ACT의 기본 구성은 다음과 같다.

영어(English) - 문법과 어휘력은 원어민 고등학교 수준을 요구, 시험시간은 45분이며 75문제가 출제된다.
수학(Mathematics) - 계산기 사용이 허용되며, 시험시간은 60분이며 60문제가 출제된다.
독해(Reading) - 장문을 읽고 이해하는 시험이며 시험시간은 35분이며 총 40문제가 출제된다.
과학(Science) - 생물학, 화학, 물리학, 지구과학등과 연관되며, 시험시간은 35분에 총 40문제가 출제된다.

각 영역별 만점은 36점이며, 4개 영역의 평균값이 총점으로 계산된다.

Description of the ACT

  • English
  • 75 questions within 45 minutes - Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.
  • Mathematics
  • 60 questions within 60 minutes - Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.
  • Reading
  • 40 questions within 35 minutes - Measures reading comprehension.
  • Science
  • 40 questions within 35 minutes - Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.
  • Optional Writing Test
  • 1 prompt within 30 minutes - Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.
Test Descriptions Link

Sample Questions

Review these sample questions to help familiarize yourself with the ACT ® test.
For each question, click on your answer to see if you are correct.
Five sets of questions are available for English and Mathematics; four sets are available for Reading; and seven are available for Science.
To prepare for the Writing Test portion of the ACT Plus Writing, see a sample writing prompt and responses.

Tips for the ACT Multiple-choice Tests


Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.
Examine each answer choice and determine how it differs from the others. Many of the questions in the test will involve more than one aspect of writing.
Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
Determine the best answer.
Reread the sentence, using your selected answer.


Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries. Use your calculator wisely.
Solve the problem.
Locate your solution among the answer choices.
Make sure you answer the question asked.
Make sure your answer is reasonable. Check your work.


Read the passage(s) carefully.
Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.


Read the passage carefully.
Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
Note conflicting viewpoints in some passages.


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