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ACT Resources

All resources provided by act.org. Be sure to add OU as a school to receive your ACT score when taking the test. Our school code is: 3442.

An actual ACT English Test contains 75 questions to be answered in 45 minutes.

  • Be aware of the writing style used in each passage.
  • Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Some questions will ask you to base your decision on some specific element of writing, such as the tone or emphasis the text should convey.
  • Be aware of questions with no underlined portions—that means you will be asked about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole.

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An actual ACT Mathematics Test contains 60 questions to be answered in 60 minutes.

  • Read each question carefully to make sure you understand the type of answer required.
  • If you choose to use a calculator, be sure it is permitted, is working on test day, and has reliable batteries.
  • Use your calculator wisely.

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An actual ACT Reading Test contains 40 questions to be answered in 35 minutes.

  • Read the passage(s) carefully.
  • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.
  • Refer to the passage(s) when answering the questions.

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An actual ACT Science Test contains 40 questions to be answered in 35 minutes.

  • Read the passage carefully.
  • Refer to the scientific information in the passage when answering the question.
  • Read and consider all of the answer choices before you choose the one that best responds to the question.

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Write a unified, coherent essay about the increasing presence of intelligent machines. In your essay, be sure to: 

  • clearly state your own perspective on the issue and analyze the relationship between your perspective and at least one other perspective
  • develop and support your ideas with reasoning and examples
  • organize your ideas clearly and logically

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ACT Academy is a free, online platform for students to receive personalized practice for the ACT. 

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Knowing what to expect on test day can help you feel calm and prepared. First, get a good nights rest and prepare the night before. Click below to learn what to bring and not to bring, know acceptable forms of identification, and more. 

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ACT Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline (fee required)
September 14, 2019August 16, 2019August 30, 2019
October 26, 2019September 20, 2019October 4, 2019
December 14, 2019November 8, 2019November 22, 2019
February 8, 2020January 10, 2020January 17, 2020
April 4, 2020February 28, 2020March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020May 8, 2020May 22, 2020
July 18, 2020June 19, 2020June 26, 2020

SAT Resources

All resources provided by collegeboard.org/sat. Be sure to add OU as a school to receive your SAT score when taking the test. Our school code is: 6879.

An actual SAT Reading Test contains 52 questions to be answered in 65 minutes.

  • All Reading Test questions are multiple choice and based on passages.
  • Some passages are paired with other passages.
  • Informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, and charts, accompany some passages—but no math is required.

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An actual SAT Writing and Language Test contains 44 questions to be answered in 35 minutes.

  • All questions are multiple choice and based on passages.
  • Some passages are accompanied by informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, and charts—but no math is required.
  • Prior topic knowledge is never tested.

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An actual SAT Math Test contains 20 questions to be answered in 25 minutes without a calculator, and 38 questions to be answered in 55 minutes with a calculator.

  • Most math questions will be multiple choice, but some—called grid-ins—ask you to come up with the answer rather than select the answer.
  • The Math Test is divided into two portions: Math Test–Calculator and Math Test–No Calculator.
  • Some parts of the test include several questions about a single scenario.

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While taking the SAT, you will have 50 minutes to complete your essay. Here's what you'll do:

  • Read a passage.
  • Explain how the author builds an argument to persuade an audience.
  • Support your explanation with evidence from the passage.

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SAT Practice Tests

The more you practice, the better you'll do! Studies have shown that 6 hours of practice result in an average score increase of 90 points, and 20 hours of practice result in an average score increase of 115 points. Click below to download SAT practice tests.

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Knowing what to expect on test day can help you feel calm and prepared. First, get a good nights rest and prepare the night before. Click below to learn what to bring and not to bring, know acceptable forms of identification, and more. 

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SAT Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline (fee required)
October 5, 2019September 6, 2019September 24, 2019
November 2, 2019October 3, 2019October 22, 2019
December 7, 2019November 8, 2019November 26, 2019
March 14, 2020February 14, 2020March 3, 2020
May 2, 2020April 3, 2020April 21, 2020
June 6, 2020May 8, 2020May 27, 2020