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WI native develops smartphone application to help students study for the ACT exam


MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin native develops a smartphone application to help students study for the ACT test.

It's made for the busy student on-the-go. Many high school students will take the ACT in Madison on Saturday and there's also a test in December. If you need help studying, specifically for the science section, there's an application for that.

Eventually, all high school seniors in Wisconsin will be required to take the ACT. Kreigh Knerr, a standardized test expert and tutor, started an application called QuotEd. It helps students study for the science and reading section of the test on their smartphone.

The app gives you strategies to tackle balancing equations, graphs and vocabulary. The app, released in September, started after Knerr talked to students about the difficulty of the test.

"I was working with all these athletes and dancers and they would say I'm traveling for soccer and I can't get to my book. I'm not going to carry my big book with me in the car and no one is bringing a laptop in the car," said Knerr. "But, I have yet to meet a high schooler that didn't have their phone with them all the time."

Knerr recommends with only a few days before Saturday's ACT test, students should prepare online by going to Badger Link.net. There you can find four free ACT practice tests.

If you're taking the ACT in December, he says to start studying now by doing 10 to 15 minutes per day. As the date gets closer then increase the frequency of your study time.

Click here or click here for more information about Knerr and his ACT tips.

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