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By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 09:54 pm: Edit

I totally messed up Sep. ACT!!!

Comp 25
Eng 21
Math 36
Reading 15 (what the hell??)
Science 26

I'm retaking it in October...

How am I going to apply to top colleges with this funny score...:( (cry)
They will not even look at my applications...(sigh)

By Jinhamasaki (Jinhamasaki) on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 11:16 pm: Edit

hmm I'd find my score but I can't sheel out 8 bucks.
Maybe my HS has it on the online transcipt service.
At least you did really well in math @_@
Man..now I'm scared...of the reading...

By Mattman (Mattman) on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 11:37 pm: Edit

that's really odd, but for as long as you have a math or science focus rather than a liberal arts one, you should be okay.

I had two really high scores and two low ones when I took ACT. 31 in reading, 30 math, but 25 english, 24 science.

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 11:47 pm: Edit

Jinhamasaki, Don't be scared of reading...
my reading score was not that surprising because I ran out of time and had to randomly guess about 15 questions. I was expecting very low score on reading...actually...

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 11:50 pm: Edit

I have no idea how to study for the reading section...
test prep books like PR gives pretty good explanations for english section...but reading one wasn't that helpful to me...
What should I do to raise my reading score??
I'm a slow reader and english isn't my first language..
I should have taken SAT instead...not ACT...
Any helpful comments on studying for reading section?? plz~

By Jinhamasaki (Jinhamasaki) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 12:18 am: Edit

I think taking AP English helped me in reading. I think Barron's guide for ACT was pretty good. Maybe you should try an AP english Literature /Language prep book, too.

The SAT is different in reading, they have the horrid analgoies >_<!

By Tenniscassieo (Tenniscassieo) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 01:08 am: Edit

how do you get your ACT scores?

By Drusba (Drusba) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 12:00 pm: Edit

If you have a credit card and want to charge $8, you can get your score on-line at act.org. Otherwise wait and it will arrive in the mail within the next week.

By Jinhamasaki (Jinhamasaki) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 12:21 pm: Edit

Didn't they say three weeks? lol

By Tenniscassieo (Tenniscassieo) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:09 pm: Edit

i got a 30 . WOOT

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 10:24 pm: Edit

I got a 30 too, is a 30 a competitive score?

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 10:28 pm: Edit

u need at least 32~33 to be competitive at top schools.

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 10:30 pm: Edit

Hika, what did you get?

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 10:33 pm: Edit

I posted this message-_-;;;
look at the top
I hope this is dream...;_ ;
I have to study really hard for next ACT!!!

By Jimjunior (Jimjunior) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 12:05 am: Edit

yeah! 35 here. Wont be retaking

By Quarky (Quarky) on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 03:09 am: Edit

DUDE DONT BE SCARED! Here is my breakdown in chronological order. I am a math/sci whiz and english is my 2nd language:

comp, engl, read, math, sci in order

26, 26, 18, 32, 27
30, 30, 26, 35, 28
32, 34, 30, 35, 29
32, 32, 30, 34, 33
34, 31, 34, 36, 34

By Highvocab (Highvocab) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 10:35 am: Edit

hika how do u get similies in the subject box

By Andrew123s (Andrew123s) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:21 am: Edit

Hikarikun: Remember that colleges only see the ACT scores you want them to see. If you do better and send the better composite score, they won't see the worse one.

By Abz1986 (Abz1986) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 04:57 pm: Edit

Yeah I'd definately retake Hikarikun, especially if you're looking for competetive colleges.

I'm a math/science person who isn't especially good at english and literature (630 Verbal Score 1st time taking), and I got a decent score on reading (32). From what you said it looks like you went too slow. Pick up the pace and don't spend so much time on each of the questions and reading the essay. Skim the essay and trust your feelings when picking answers... you odn't have time to doubt.

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 05:11 pm: Edit

Abz, u r right=)

I need to skim and trust my feelings...

thanks.

Andrew123s : click on the smilies link on the left menu...or for this one :)

try to write : and ) together. put them together like this! :)

By Jinhamasaki (Jinhamasaki) on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 05:38 pm: Edit

OMG I MAJORLY screwed up!

Comp: 28
Reading : 31
Math: 28
Science: 31
English: 22!!!!!!
WTF


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