# The One and Only ACT: A Satire

January 12, 2012

Junior year…. Ah, just the sound of it makes me jump for joy inside! Junior year is a time full of anticipation and fun which is all surrounded around the one and only… ACT! Up until this point in every junior’s life, teachers warn us about the one test that could define the rest of our lives. All junior who eventually take this test will find that this advice was not necessary. I have already taken this wonderful test and have found it to be exhilarating. I can honestly say that the ACT is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will never forget.

I have been looking forward to taking the ACT for as long as I can remember. I mean, every junior looks forward to taking this test and for good reason. Before you actually sit down to take the test, you have to get to know what the test is all about. This is where the thrilling process begins. Each and every day for at least 5 months, every future ACT taker will have to be immersed in a world filled with geometric shapes, fascinating scientific graphs, and stimulating reading articles. Don’t worry about not having enough time to study for the ACT while maintaining those good grades in school. You already have too much time on your hands anyways. The ACT will keep you entertained throughout your junior year!
Juniors will find each of the four sections mentally stimulating in their own way. The ACT studying session begins with the English section, which will prove to be an enthralling experience. You will love reading each of the stories while focusing on the grammar and punctuation mistakes that might occur. The next section you will have a joy working on is the mathematics. You will find yourself smiling and laughing as you are studying for the math section. You will learn practical solutions to many problems that you may come across during your life, such as finding the arc length of various circles. Take my word, later in life you will find yourself in a situation where you will need to use all of the equations you learned back in your junior year of high school. You will think to yourself, “Thank you ACT for preparing me to find the arc length of this angle. If it weren’t for you, I would be lost.”