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How to prepare the night before the ACT?

I'm taking the ACT tomorrow and I'm feeling a little stressed about it. What should I do to best prepare tonight? I want to make sure I'm ready and can perform well on the test.

7 months ago

First things first, it's crucial to calm your nerves and ensure that you're well rested for the ACT tomorrow. Stress can affect your performance, so take some time to relax and focus on self-care.

One way to prepare is going over your study materials or flashcards for a brief review. Don't spend too much time on this—it's better to avoid cramming at the last minute! In fact, it's essential to take breaks and engage in an activity you enjoy, such as listening to music, reading a book, or going for a walk.

Staying organized is also important. Make sure you have all your test materials ready, including your admission ticket, photo ID, multiple sharpened No. 2 pencils, an eraser, a calculator with fresh batteries, a watch (without an audible alarm), and some snacks. Lay these items out and pack them the night before, so there's no last-minute rush in the morning.

Getting a good night's sleep is vital, so aim for at least 7-9 hours. To make falling asleep easier, you can try reducing screen time before bed, drinking a calming tea, or doing some light stretching or meditation.

Finally, set an alarm with enough time to get ready and have a nutritious breakfast in the morning. A well-balanced meal can help improve cognitive function and provide the energy you need for the test. Stay positive and believe in yourself—you've got this!

7 months ago

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