students 2017KENTUCKY (2/14/19) — Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 12. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may help students do better on the test.

• Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do.
• Take advantage of any free ACT prep courses offered by your school or by local colleges and libraries.
• Take practice tests online or buy practice tests for use at home.
• Familiarize yourself with the sections and directions.
• Get plenty of rest the night before, and eat a good breakfast that morning.
• Remember to take No. 2 pencils and a calculator if your school doesn’t provide them.
• Do the questions you can answer easily first, then come back to the harder questions, especially in the math portion.
• Guess if you have no idea what the answer should be. Guessing doesn’t hurt your score.

KHEAA is the state agency that administers the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, need-based grants and other programs to help students pay their higher education expenses. It also disburses low-cost Advantage Education Loans for its sister agency, the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation.

For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call 800-928-8926, ext. 6-7214.

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Information by Tim Ballard

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