There’s lots of test prep material online; here are some of my favorites:
The ACT has a nice set of practice questions on their website, including good explanations for every item. Go to www.ACT.org, then click on “I am a student or parent,” then click on “Test Prep” and then go to “sample questions.” Or, just click here: http://www.actstudent.
Also, make sure kids read all the tips and details the ACT folks provide; these will make students feel more prepared on test day.
There’s tons of free SAT prep stuff online, starting with the SAT website which provides a full-length practice test (today is the perfect day to try it!). Go towww.SAT.org, then click on “practice,” and then “full practice test.” Or just click here: http://sat.collegeboard.
Khan Academy also has a free SAT practice test plus lots of nice practice questions with video explanations: https://www.khanacademy.org/
And on my own website I’ve got a collection of free Kaplan videos full of tips, strategies and refreshers; they’re targeted for the SAT but are just as helpful for ACT students. I’ve also included a link to the Top 100 SAT vocabulary words (which includes a link to those words on Quizlet online flash cards), and some other tips and articles: http://www.
For everyone else, KhanAcademy has good videos and online practice sets for every math level and topic (plus many science topics). This could be a great day to grab one confusing and difficult math area (fractions? coordinate geometry? trig?) and watching a Khan video and trying a few problems. There’s nothing like repetition and review to make even the toughest math concepts eventually “sink in.”