Post-ACT Performance Reflection
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by Anna Tolin
| 29 Questions

Congratulations!

The months, weeks, days, and hours have come and gone! You've taken the ACT--and--you lived to tell about it! ;)


Section 1: Please help provide a little bit of context about you/your experience:

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Were you present to take the ACT at Nordonia High School on Feb. 20th?
Yes.
No, I was absent.
No; I was informed of arrangements made for me to take the test on a different date.
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Was this the first time you’ve taken the ACT (not a Practice)?
Yes
No

Section 2: Please take a few moments to reflect on your preparation for the ACT:

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Did you intentionally do anything differently than your “normal” the day or evening before the test, in order to enhance your performance on the test?
Yes
No
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If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, elaborate (or write N/A).
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Did you intentionally do anything differently than your “normal” on the morning of the test, in order to enhance your performance on the test?
Yes
No
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If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, elaborate (or write N/A).
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Did you spend time studying, reviewing, or in any other way academically preparing yourself for the ACT?
Yes
No
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If you answered Yes to the previous questions, which subjects/sections did you prepare for? (Select all that apply)
English
Math
Reading
Science Reasoning
N/A (none)
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How would you describe when or where you spent time preparing for the ACT? (Select all that apply)
In class as required by my teacher
Independently
With a tutor, peer or parent
In a study group after school
In an offered class or seminar
N/A (none)
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Would you say that when or where you chose to prepare (or not to prepare) was effective for your success?
Yes
No
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How would you describe approximately how much time you spent preparing for the ACT?
N/A (none)
Minutes
Hours
Days
Weeks
Months
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Would you say that the amount of time you spent preparing was effective for your success?
Yes
No

Section 3: Please take a few moments to reflect on your perceived performance for the ACT:

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Which test did you feel the most comfortable with your performance?
English
Math
Reading
Science
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Which test did you feel the least comfortable with your performance?
English
Math
Reading
Science
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Which sections did you leave blank answers? Select all that apply.
None
English
Math
Reading
Science
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Did you remember and need to use the “triage mentality” strategy at any point during the ACT?
Yes
No- I didn't need to.
N/A; I didn’t even remember that that was recommended.
D
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Did you remember and need to use the strategy of Same-Letter-Selection (all As and Fs, for example) to help choose or fill-in answers when you were running out of time?
Yes
Yes, but I didn’t use it properly (I used a different answer selection for different sections.)
No, I didn’t need to N/A;
No, I didn’t even remember that that was recommended.
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Did you choose to wear a watch to time/pace yourself?
Yes
No
I forgot
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Did you choose to keep track of the time and your pacing during the English test (Test #1: 75 questions in 45 minutes)?
Yes
No
No, I didn’t even remember that that was recommended.
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Did you choose to keep track of the time and your pacing during the Reading test (Test #3: 4 passages/40 questions in 35 minutes)
Yes
No
No, I didn’t even remember that that was recommended.
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Did you remember and/or choose to use the time-saving strategy of circling your answers in your booklet and then bubbling them in your Scantron later (ie-at the end of the page or section)?
Yes
No
No, I didn’t even remember that that was recommended.
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Did you remember and/or choose to use the time-saving strategy of circling your answers in your booklet and then bubbling them in your Scantron later (ie-at the end of the page or section)?
Yes
No
No, I didn’t even remember that that was recommended.
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Did you intentionally complete the Reading passages in a specific order? (ie- did you start with Passage I just because it was first, or did you look at the other passages to help you decide which you should read first?)
Yes, and I intentionally chose which passages to read first, second, third, and/or fourth.
No, I just read them in order because that’s how they appeared (Passage I, II, III, then IV)
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Did you remember and use the “Elimination” test-taking strategy? (ie- aiming to eliminate at least 2 answers before choosing your final answer increases the probability that you’ll choose the correct answer by 25-50%; AND/OR finding support for why answers are incorrect is more beneficial than searching for answers to convince you that an answer is correct.)
Yes
Sometimes
No
No; I didn’t even remember that that was recommended.

Section 3: Overall Retrospection:


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As you reflect on your overall experience with (including your preparation and performance on) the ACT, what advice, request, feedback or input can you offer your teachers about how you wish you would’ve approached or prepared for the ACT, or that might be helpful for the future?
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Using the graph below, rate your emotional and mental state at the beginning of the ACT:

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Using the graph below, rate your emotional and mental state during the break session (after the English & Math sections, but before the Reading and Science sections.)

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6
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Using the graph below, rate your emotional and mental state after you finished the ACT session.

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If you have any other comments, questions, confessions, jokes, insights (something worth me reading), please share them now. :)


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