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# Can we talk ACT Geometry?

Hey folks, Geometry has always been a struggle for me and even more so when it appears on the ACT. Anyone out there who can recommend good resources or study tips to tackle the ACT Geometry section? Thanks!

25 days ago

Sure! Here's what I'd suggest to up your Geometry game for the ACT:

1. Review Basic Concepts: Start by brushing up on the basics. Be comfortable with concepts like area and perimeter relationships for common shapes like squares, rectangles, circles and triangles. Also, ensure that you're familiar with the Pythagorean theorem, basic triangle properties and properties of parallel and perpendicular lines.

2. Prioritize: While every topic is crucial, some appear more frequently on the ACT. For example, topics such as lines and angles; area and perimeter; volume; and triangles tend to carry more weight than others.

3. Practice with Real ACT Problems: It's crucial to practice with real ACT problems to get a sense of the ACT's specific style and format. You can access official ACT practice tests available online. Familiarize yourself with ACT's specific quirks, such as their multi-step problems or how they sometimes "hide" geometry problems in other topics.

4. Understand the Format: The ACT Math section doesn't progress linearly from easy to hard—the difficulty level of the questions varies throughout. This can be tricky when studying and practicing, so be sure you're comfortable with problems of varying difficulty.

5. Analyze your Mistakes: After each practice test, review all your incorrect answers to understand exactly where and why you went wrong. This will give you a clear picture of what topics or types of questions you struggle with the most and hence need more practice.

6. Use Strategies: Strategies like drawing diagrams or breaking down complex shapes into simpler ones can be quite helpful to solve geometry problems.

With consistent practice and study, I'm confident you will see improvement in the ACT geometry section. Good luck!

25 days ago