Episode 4

I Ordered My Test and Answers. Now What?


March 5th, 2020

26 mins 20 secs

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Episode 4: I Ordered My Test and Answers. Now What?

Test Information Release - $22

Available December, April, and June national tests

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Order when you register or by logging back in to your account and adding this up to 5 days after you test.

This year you can also order up to 6 months after you test by calling ACT.

If you order when you register you’ll get your test about 3 weeks after you test.

When it comes in the mail, you’ll receive the test questions, your answers, and the correct answers.

Now that you’ve received it, now what?

Look at every question you missed and say, “Why did I miss this?”

This is a two part question. You are not only looking at what was being asked that you missed, but you are also looking at what you selected that was wrong.

For example, if in English the underline part was a dash and you changed it to a colon and missed it, you missed both the dash and the colon.

Build a Pareto chart of your misses.
Put your top missed concepts first. All misses should be shown from most missed to least missed.

Spend 80% of your practice time on your top 20% of misses.

Bring your test to your teachers

Teachers please work the math section with your math class. Science and English the same.

When you graduate donate it to your counseling office.

Finally, what are you reading? Make that part of your culture.

I’d love to connect with you and keep you posted on upcoming episodes and resources. For a free downloadable pdf What Scholarship Committees Look for and How to Win Them, go to scholarships.chadcargill.com, and get your guide now.

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