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Tips to Make Studying Less Painful?


Hi, I've been studying for the ACT this summer and I always dread doing it! Does anyone have any ideas that will help me have a better mindset and that will help me not dread doing it? I want to be able to do well on the ACT and I really suck at test taking. I need to find the right way to study and be effective!

asked - July 25, 2018 23:33

Abby Chatelain

  • Added on: 25 Jul 23:33
  • By Abby Chatelain

2 Responses


Hi there,
Kudos to you for studying during the summer.
I’m a mother of a (soon-to-be) Senior in High School. My son has taken the ACT a couple of times. His strategies include: Find a quiet area: a park, a quiet cafe, Starbucks etc. bring your laptop and headphones and focus on one section at a time. Play some classical music and take some practice tests, read through different study guides etc. This strategy will make it easier to comprehend, ease your mind and take a lot of pressure off of you. Pace yourself. Don’t try to cram it all into your head in one sitting.
Hope this helps!

answered - July 27, 2019 13:13

Dana McGuffee


I know that listening to music is better for me and helps me focus. My brain wanders more if it's silent or quiet around. Don't try to learn everything at once, I focus on 2 or 3 subjects a week and it's working pretty well. I hope this was helpful!

answered - September 03, 2018 15:36

Elizabeth Keen