|By Ioweyouone on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 07:34 pm: Edit|
I didn't study for the ACT, what are my chances of improving my very terrible score from 18 to 26 before the June test
|By the.me on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 11:01 am: Edit|
Go buy the Princeton Review book. Start studying a few weeks before the test. Take many practice tests.
Believe me, it can do wonders.
Most people who retest can improve their score quite a bit if they work at it hard enough -- for some people, easier than on the SAT's.
|By likeucare on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 05:44 pm: Edit|
You can also order practice ACT test booklets from their website and work through those. They should be helpful.
|By topcat on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 01:50 am: Edit|
If you're going to study, I suggest you start more than just a few weeks before. I worked with a tutor to bring up my SAT scores - I'm applying to a school that has a scholarship for everyone who gets over a certain score so it was worth it - and he said it's much harder to affect ACT scores than SAT scores. I think its because the SATs have a lot of trick questions so you just have to learn the tricks.
|By Fish3715 on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 05:24 pm: Edit|
What are your subscores?
|By yoooo on Thursday, December 26, 2002 - 12:23 am: Edit|
honestly i found myself in that same situation...and i had to work extra hard to bump my score up on the ACT since the ACT like focuses on concepts...as opposed to the trickyness of the SAT
|By Ioweyouone on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 01:49 am: Edit|
22-English 16-Science 20-Reading 15-Math
|By Quarky on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 10:48 am: Edit|
Ooh science and math. I have 33 and 35 as my highest scores respectively. I might be able to help.
|By f on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 11:07 am: Edit|
For the science exam, just remember that it's reading test. Time is your enemy on the science section. Skim quickly and answer as fast as you can!
|By quarky on Monday, December 30, 2002 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
It is a bit like the reading test, but at the same time it's totally different. You must know how to analyze graphs, charts, and numerical data. You don't need these skills on the reading section. In addition, you dont even need to read the intros in the science section. I read intros only when I dont understand what the tables/graphs/charts/equations are about.
|By Alfro on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 05:18 pm: Edit|
try the kaplan 2003 ACT prep book; its about $32, but much less than those classroom/online ACT courses that cost hundreds....it is a good review for each section of the test and in the back there is an appendix full of basic math concepts and such that will be tested on the exam. the book also offers workouts for each section to build up some skills. also it contains two full-length diagnostic exams (there is even an emergency plan in the book for people who have 2 weeks or less to review) ....i have found it very helpful. practice is key in ACT success
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