Five Tips For Acing the PLAN Test.
Are you one of the thousands of high school sophomores across the country taking the PLAN (Pre-ACT) this month? If so, then congratulations. You’re about to get your first taste of the college entrance exam experience!
Don’t worry! Your PLAN test scores won’t be counted when you apply to college. The PLAN is designed solely to prepare you for the more important exams to come later. But it still pays to do your best.
Here are five tips for doing your best on the PLAN.
Take the time to prepare.
The PLAN site offers practice questions for all four portions of the exam. Complete them all, and make sure to go back and review subjects that trip you up.
Answer the easy questions first.
Since the PLAN only counts the number of correct answers, it’s a good idea to go through each section and answer the questions that you know the answers to before tackling more difficult ones. This also gives you more time to mull over harder questions.
Answer every single question.
Since the PLAN only counts right answers, there’s no harm in guessing. It’s also multiple choice, so you have some chance of getting any question right.
Don’t guess unless you have to.
Instead, try to use logic to eliminate wrong answers first—even if you’re not 100 percent positive what the correct one might be. Making educated guesses is far better than simply playing eenie, meeny, miney moe.
Double check your answers.
If you pace yourself correctly, you should have time to review your answers. If you do, take advantage of the time. After all, simple mistakes could cost you valuable points!