Congrats to the ACT 30+ Club!

ACT 30+ Club
ACT 30+ Club

On March 26th, the juniors here at Lenoir City took the ACT. The ACT is an exam of admission that most colleges and universities use to decide who gets accepted. Similar to most standardized tests, the ACT is broken down into 4 sections: English, math, reading, and science. Each section counts for 25% of your total ACT score, with scores ranging from 1-36. Some people may find the ACT challenging due to its lengthy reading passages and challenging math questions. For others, it’s a walk in the park.

The required ACT score for most colleges is around 18-21. Having a score of 30 or higher will give you a fair chance of being accepted. Getting a 30 alone is a taxing task, but for juniors Ruby Bridges, Declan Corcoran, Addison Kincer, Andrew Lucas, Jaxson Utter, Braydon Busbee, Zakrye Cox, Eli Harrison, Jase Will, Jacob Hatmaker, Mekenzie Jones, John Terry, Owen Brooks, and Landon Beason, achieving scores of 30+ was a slice of cake. 

With the ACT being a rather monumental exam, planning how you’ll utilize time is crucial. Landon Beason (11) was shocked by his score, but after sharing his testing strategies, it makes sense why Beason made it in the 30+ club. 

“For English, you read the questions and answer as many as you can without reading the passages. For reading, I do the same. With science, you also look at the questions before the graphs as well because they usually direct you. And with math, you study your formulas,” Beason said.

Aside from developing testing strategies, studying is a vital part of preparing for the test. Zakrye Cox (11), elaborates on how he prepared himself for the math portion.

“I went back over a lot of the stuff I had done last year, especially algebra 2, and pre-calc helped because I was reviewing a lot of that,” Cox said.

With a score of 30+, options for colleges and universities are practically endless. For most schools, 18-21 is the minimum score required for acceptance into the institution. Ruby Bridges (11), plans on taking advantage of that.

“I’m planning to attend ETSU,” Bridges said.

Overall, congratulations to everyone who received a 30+ on the ACT. Hard work is bound to get you far!

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