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These tips may help students do better on the ACT; juniors take the test on March 3

Juniors in the state’s public high schools will take the ACT on March 3. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority may be helpful.
· Read, read, read. 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.
Students should remember to put their Social Security number on the ACT so KHEAA will know if they qualify for a bonus award through the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program.
KHEAA is the state agency that promotes college awareness, provides free college planning materials and administers state student aid programs, including KEES.
To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, click here. For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, click here; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.

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