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What to Study the Week of the ACT

You did it – you signed up for the ACT. You’ve been studying for months. Maybe you’ve been working through an ACT prep course like Olive Book, or maybe you’ve tackled the test on your own. Whatever your strategy, it’s now t-minus one week until test day. With so much content to go over, what …

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overcoming test anxiety nerves

Confidence-Boosting Tips for Nervous Test Takers

Feeling stressed or nervous before a big test like the ACT or SAT is normal. Sometimes normal stress can become test anxiety: a physical, emotional reaction you cannot calm or control. The difference between stress or nerves and test anxiety is one’s ability to calm down and move on. There are a few mental and physical exercises you can perform to reduce test-day nerves and boost your confidence.