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By Bobbyh (Bobbyh) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 07:33 pm: Edit

I am.
If there's enough ppl we can make an offical thread....

By Bobbyh (Bobbyh) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 08:42 pm: Edit

lets make this our official act thread. good luck to everyone taking it.

By Collegefreak (Collegefreak) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 09:43 pm: Edit

im taking it tomorrow...

By Financelad (Financelad) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 10:37 pm: Edit

I am taking it :)

By Otterpop (Otterpop) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 10:39 pm: Edit

I'm taking it tomorrow. BUt waaah. I don't really want to. Is 1440 SAT good enough? What ACT score do i need to match/beat it?

By Financelad (Financelad) on Friday, October 24, 2003 - 10:46 pm: Edit

around a 32 or a 33 should get you there

By Hbdesi (Hbdesi) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 12:04 am: Edit

I christen thee, message board, "Official Oct 25th ACT Thread"

By Narcotics (Narcotics) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 12:38 pm: Edit

well how was it..? i could not get in standby :(

By Freak4korn72 (Freak4korn72) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 12:48 pm: Edit

Wasnt that bad, personally I only guessed on about 1 or 2 math and maybe 3 or 4 english. Unfortunately I was running a bit slow on Science and Reading and guessed on about 6 on both (educated guesses on half of those based on the questions, I didnt have time to read the passage in depth)

My guess:

Math 34 or 35
English 33 or 34
Reading 29 - 32
Science 27 - 31

There was one math question for the life of me I could not figure out. It had two tangent lines on a circle and a 4sided polygon inscribed in the circle and asked which lines were parallel and gave two angels.

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:09 pm: Edit

I don't remember that math question about the tangent lines and circle. Do they give different tests in different regions or something?

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:10 pm: Edit

Oh, and here's my predicted score:

Math 34 or 35
English 35 or 36
Reading 35 or 36
Science 36

By Freak4korn72 (Freak4korn72) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:16 pm: Edit

They give different forms out with different questions. Everyone has the same section (reading, english, etc) but I believe the selections are different.

My form was 63D, and when we had to bubble it in the person emphasized that the wrong bubble will throw of scoring completely

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:20 pm: Edit

i had 63A

reading seemed more difficult that usual; same with science

By Bobbyh (Bobbyh) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:22 pm: Edit

My predicted scores:
32-36 english
30-34 math
28-33 reading
28-33 science

im praying to god i get a 32

By Bobbyh (Bobbyh) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:24 pm: Edit

does anyone remember any specific questions which we can talk about?

By Bamagirl (Bamagirl) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:32 pm: Edit

i just took it. the science was just bad. other rhan that i think i did ok

my predicted scores
33-36 english
28-32 math
30-34 reading
27-30 science

i really really really want a 32 but two points is alot to hope for.

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:40 pm: Edit

last quesiton 63a on which configuration of stars would be brightest? i put F

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:43 pm: Edit

I had form 63A. Reading did seem a bit more difficult, and I got a 36 last time in Reading. English was really easy. Math was fairly difficult but I did better than usual because it had a lot of trig and I studied that. I thought Science was pretty easy, although maybe slightly more difficult than usual, I got a 36 in that last time too.

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:47 pm: Edit

On the stars one it was definitely the one where they are side by side, I think that was the last choice.

By Cantwait4colleg (Cantwait4colleg) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:48 pm: Edit

what do you think the predicted scale will be for each section?

By Rosiebabe5 (Rosiebabe5) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:53 pm: Edit

Im mad, cause i got a 34 last time in reading but I dont think I did too hot on this reading. I got to all the problems, but I was rushed. Do many colleges take best score in each subject?
(I had test 63A)

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:57 pm: Edit

Rosie, I feel the same! I got a 33 last time in reading and I felt this reading was a bit more brutal.

Smold, I remember doing a similar question on a practice ACT with the stars and I chose the answer with them side by side and it was incorrect..

By Howdydoody (Howdydoody) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 01:58 pm: Edit

What was the answer to the one in math where there were three square roots and asked what the sum of A and B (two primes) would be for the answer of the above equation to be a rational number (last question in the section)? How many can you usually miss for a 35 or a 36?

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:00 pm: Edit

I take it back.. you are correct Smold :( Not feeling this Science section at all.. especially the conflicting viewpoints-- I felt that was horrid.

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:01 pm: Edit

Howdy, I put 10 for that.. what did other people get?

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:04 pm: Edit

i got that one wrong too it seems.. ugh.. answer was 7

By Howdydoody (Howdydoody) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:06 pm: Edit

How do you know Cooljay? Was that even a choice?

By Bamagirl (Bamagirl) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:06 pm: Edit

for the math question, i think it was 7, 5and 2 being the prime numbers cause when i multiplied it out i got 30 which is a rational number, all the other wernt.

i put f for the science question about the star positions too, so sad, so sad

By Howdydoody (Howdydoody) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:07 pm: Edit

What about 5 and 5 summing up to 10 and multiplying to 25, square root equalling 5, a rational number...wrong?

By Rosiebabe5 (Rosiebabe5) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:08 pm: Edit

Ugh, i hate the ACT's grading system!!! When's the first date to view scores? I'm gonna have to rush them, but I need to see them 1st!!

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:08 pm: Edit

Yeah i put 7 for that math question. the other two have a product of root90, so if the two variables under the other radical are 2 and 5, which add up to 7, and multiply out to root10, then the total product is root900, which is 30, a rational number

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:10 pm: Edit

the variables can't be same thing howdydoody, otherwise they would have put a and a under the radical instead of a and b

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:16 pm: Edit

The answer for that math question is surely 7.

I think this ACT was much easier than last one.

I ran out of time, but not like last month.

I just put for A for skipped ones.

What is answer for the last question on science section? There were drawing of planets and I didn't even have time to read the question...I just put A...

Expected score:
english : 26-28
math : 36
reading : 24-26
science : 30-32

damn...I think I need to take SAT in dec...

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:17 pm: Edit

November 11-13, 2003.. seems SO long! and this is early web too

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:18 pm: Edit

Hika, there was a question on this triangle diagram (question 54 i think?) and you had to find a length of a side. I put 10, does this ring a bell to anyone? it was a guess

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:21 pm: Edit

Hi cooljay.

Is that the one with triangle and two(or more?) lines perpendicular to it?

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:22 pm: Edit

I know which one you are talking about cooljay. There was a parallelgoram with like triangles and stuff coming off of it and you had to find the length of AE. I didn't have a clue how to do it. It had to have been either 10 or 12. I put 12.

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:24 pm: Edit

ugh...

The reading section was longer than the practice tests...:(

By Bamagirl (Bamagirl) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:24 pm: Edit

i put 10. it kind of looked like it was 10 but it was just a guess

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:26 pm: Edit

I was able to find the length of the line beside it and it was 12. I then proceeded to click out just enough led to be the same length as that line and compared the led to AE. It matched up pretty close. :-)

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:27 pm: Edit

yea it "looked" like 10, i put it too, anyone knew how to do it?

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:27 pm: Edit

Oh yeah. The one with parallelgoram.

There were similar triangle.

They were right triangles and had a common angle at the bottom right.

So using the ratio...

length1 / length2 = length 3 / (length4 + x)

I dont remember any lengths and x is the answer.

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:30 pm: Edit

the one with television sets...

the answer was C(1000)-C(999) right?

not C(1)

hope I got it right...

By Smoldyr (Smoldyr) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:37 pm: Edit

I put C(1). It was the cost of producing the 1000th tv. so that's only one tv. Therefore, C(1). But what's the difference between c(1000)-c(999) and c(1)?

By Financelad (Financelad) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:38 pm: Edit

yeah the television one was c(1000)

its jsut liek doing f(x) and figure out f(2)

I think I did pretty good. THe reading and science were rpetty easy esp the science aprt and all the passages on the reading were short YAY! 85 lines baby

thank god! i didnt get the tangent problem ;) I think diff test. anywyas

I AM FROM DENVER what about u guys?

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:39 pm: Edit

i put c(1000)-c(999)

By Financelad (Financelad) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:40 pm: Edit

I put a 10 one problem 54 or what not you guys are talking about

liek the sides were 15 , 6 and 9 I believe
I found the hypotenuse to be 9.66 something so I guesstimated :) to 10
lol <3

By Bamagirl (Bamagirl) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:41 pm: Edit

i put c(1000)-c(999) too

By Financelad (Financelad) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:43 pm: Edit

I got 63 A also
English was pretty easy. ALthough they had trick questions like which of these would LEAST make sense or what not.

Math was kinda weird. I ran thru the easy once fairly easily but some problems just had me frozen :(

the reasing was quite easy I had practiced sum reading stuff. I thought the mother and her childhood HUMANITIES passage was a wee bit confusing..

Science was pretty easy. Questions 1 -35 were a breeze but the starts one hellah beat the crap out of me :(

Anything else?

By Financelad (Financelad) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:46 pm: Edit

OMFG i get itnow the problem wasn';t asking the cost of 1000 tv's it asked the cost of the 1000th tv which is the same as the 1st tv and the 2nd tv and so on :(((((((
*dies*

By Spearhead (Spearhead) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:48 pm: Edit

On the triangle one I put 10 also. It was the only one I couldn't totally figure out. Just eyeballing it, it looked very closed to the 9 side but a little longer so 10, not enough difference to be 12. I know they say the diagrams are not drawn to scale, but they always are.

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 02:57 pm: Edit

similar triangles =)

By Spearhead (Spearhead) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 03:27 pm: Edit

cost of the producing the 1000th tv is not the same as the 1st tv because the 1st tv has all the fixed costs, whereas 1000th spreads those over 1000 tvs. I put C(1000)-C(999).

By Freak4korn72 (Freak4korn72) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 03:37 pm: Edit

Wow I didnt have any of these problems :(

By Confetti (Confetti) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 05:16 pm: Edit

for science, what happened when the background (the radiation passage) was removed?

i barely remember the reading passages.

By Ceetotheizzle (Ceetotheizzle) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 05:34 pm: Edit

the counts would be lowered because the background added counts

By Freak4korn72 (Freak4korn72) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 05:40 pm: Edit

My science passages were like:

Fission of atoms (Laser and Magnetic)
Whorls and Band/Lines of Shells
Tempeture/Pressure increase of Atoms
Some Fuel one with like a carbeurator Speed/Pressure
One I cant remember because I didnt have enough time, I had to guess on like 4 out of 6
The other one I had was temputure on certain planets at various altitutes.

By Blueyes (Blueyes) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:00 pm: Edit

I had 63A too. For the radiation one, I'm pretty sure it didn't ask about the count - it asked about the RATE of change. I said it wouldn't change because the background would be the same for all of them and if you took it off of them all, the rate would still be the same.

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:20 pm: Edit

Blueyes It asked about the count; I recall anaylyzing the question

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:21 pm: Edit

Does anyone remember answers to the conflicting viewpoints with those nasty students and the plank stuff? ughh i wanted to murder those students who did these confusing experiments!

By Bananabean (Bananabean) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:29 pm: Edit

63a was pretty hard for me.

The reading was really easy for me; finished 15 minutes before end of section; I ran out of time for the math though and put "c" for ten problems (hope i got some right hehe). The science...Blargh! What was up with the stars??? I finished just as time was called, and I was completely confused.

By Financelad (Financelad) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:33 pm: Edit

yeah the once prime nubmer thing that loked like this :

Square root of(2*3) * square root of (a*b)* Square root of (5*3)

a and be are suposed to b prime nubmer and they make that equation into a rational number :)

that question was on 63 A

the answer is 7 a = 5 or 2 and b = 5 or 2

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:34 pm: Edit

15 min left for reading!!?

OMG

By Financelad (Financelad) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:38 pm: Edit

63 A for the radiation problem ont he science part. I dont think it asked us if the backgroudn was to be removed?

the plastic, lead and stuff increased the count.
On experiment one it clearly stated the count was 18 so figure out if it increased or decreased :)

By Nycneedhelp (Nycneedhelp) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:42 pm: Edit

Hopefully i got a 32...

I got C(1), b/c they ask for the 1000th tv, which is the same as 1...

for the triangle one i put 10...

and for the stars i had the one where they were next to each other...

damn the math was harder than usual...

Anyway do any of you know if colleges take the highest subscores (like SAT) or just highest composite?

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:47 pm: Edit

Nyc, i do not believe u can assume all the tv's were the same price. thus c(1000) <-- cost of producing 1-1000 tv's MINUS c(999) <--- cost of producing 1-999 tv's, so there u got the 1000th tv alone

By Muzzyterry (Muzzyterry) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 06:50 pm: Edit

cooljay is right, it's c(1) only if the function if linear, if assuming c(x) = x^2, then the cost for the first televisoin and the 1000th would be different.

By Rmehney (Rmehney) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 07:50 pm: Edit

I put C(1000)-C(999)as well...Overall, I am not sure how I did. Although in June I did score the highest I ever had, I felt very, very rushed and almost started panicking because I wasn't pacing myself right. English didn't seem too difficult, but I was getting annoyed that 1/2 of the questions were like WHICH IS NOT APPROPRIATE (I guess it's better than the inference questions though). This wasn't the hardest Math section I have ever seen, but I thought it had some incredibly odd questions. It seemed like there were a handful of questions that required no solving, rather just in depth thinking. For the Reading, I forgot to bring a watch :( Thus, I somehow spent too much time on the first 3 passages, surprisingly. So, I didn't read the last passage, but I think I make some OK educated guesses. Lastly, Science seemed much easier for me than in June. I actually finished this section for once, and there were no passsages about circuits :) or the 2 conflicting scientist's hypotheses!!! I was surprised that near the end it didn't seem to have off wall kind of questions like it usually is. For the very last question on 63A I put the last choice, where the two stars do not touch each other. Initially, I put F, where one star is covered by the other, but then I read in the little passage that they are dimmed by that.

I'd also like to add that the creeper sitting next to me stared at me during the entire Science section. I think he was trying to copy my answers (I don't know why he would lol). Then, his answer sheet fell off the table and he just let it sit on the ground for like 5 minutes before asking the proctor to pick it up for him.

By Yeah10 (Yeah10) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 07:55 pm: Edit

i had 5 hours to do the test...more than time and a half.... with as much time on each section...and i still thought it was hard. i got a 31 last time with extended time. how much better do you think you wold really do if you had virtually as much time as you wanted?? i dont know if a 31 is bad for a person with extra time. i have a.d.d., tahts why i got it.

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 10:36 pm: Edit

Hey!

so...for the last question in science section...

is it the first one? F!!?

for science reasoning,

curve is horrible(at least in practice test)

one wrong : 33
two wrong : 31
three wrong : 30

it's horrible

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 10:51 pm: Edit

English question..

About the merlin bird ma-jig

He lands on what he believes to be his territory

or

He lands on where he believes to be his territory

that was not the exact question, trying to jo your memory

By Financelad (Financelad) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 11:27 pm: Edit

=/ hrm.. I got the merlin thing too.. but yeah I dont know what question you are talking about. :(

but given the thing u proposed above it has to be WHAT HE BELIEVES TO BE HIS TERRITORY :)
not where where would suggest LOCATION but what suggests the word "territoy"

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 11:30 pm: Edit

hate it hate it...=(

By Almostdone (Almostdone) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 01:52 am: Edit

hey.......for 63A first english section...or was it the second, in the passage about the "boring class" and GroundWells project...

there was a sentence towards the end something like
"i just hadn't noticed it before"

and the question goes
which would be the LEAST appropriate to put in place of "before"

choices a)earlier b)sooner c)previously d) heretofore

which one would it be? i put d, but i think i was wrong...but i dont know which one it WOULD be then...

By Raindrops (Raindrops) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 05:48 am: Edit

Did anyone get 58A?

Anyway, English was easy. I had about 30 minutes left to check. Math was *supposed* to be easy, but I spent almost 10 minutes working on 2 problems (after I finished others, of course). Reading and Science always take me the whole time to finish, so I wasn't surprised to finish five minutes before the time called.

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 07:16 am: Edit

I put heretofore. Other ones make sense, but looking up heretofore seems to be appropriate too. means previously! what do you guys think

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 07:50 am: Edit

heretofore...

because I never used it-_-;;

I think others make sense

By Ceetotheizzle (Ceetotheizzle) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 10:38 am: Edit

what about the merlin one with his wings were flagging and constant? They one was tricky.

I think I put *** and constant,
there was also very *** and constant, but very is verbose.

By Mazzinator333 (Mazzinator333) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 01:06 pm: Edit

Hey everyone I am new to these discussion things!

But I def. wanna talk about some of the ACT problems. I had form 63 A.

For the merlin one, I put quick and constant. It seems for the ACT English, a lot of times to shortest answer is usually correct, as English is a succinct language.

Did anybody else find the essay on tintyping kinda annoying? For the question about the tintypists being on the edge of battle, what did everyone else put? I think I just put "on the fringes", cause it means the same as edges.

For the Math problem (I think #54), it was 12. I solved it out, and one of my friends who is a math genius did too and said it was 12. But, it was definitely not anything less than 10.

For the second to last math problem, about sin/cos, did anyone else get the last choice?? I think it was csc/sec.

Also, for the math problem with the bridge, what did everyone else get?? I think I got 240 or something.

For science, I got J for the last question (with the stars next to each other). That was the answer, as the passage clearly stated that when they overlapped, it got dimmer. It was a stupid question though. Also, for the 4 disagreeing students, did everyone else get the first answer choice on the question that asked, "Which of the following statements would all 4 students most likely disagree with". I don't remember the exact answer choice.

And what a reading section it was!! It was SO pressed for time, although the last passage was easy. Two questions though. For the first one, about Senor Sanchez who played the trumpet, the question that asked about the last line, where the boy bowed his head, was it because of his respect for Senor Sanchez or because he had found the artist within himself? I think I put the latter because it said "respect for Sanchez as a PERSON", and that didn't make too much sense.

Also, for the third passage, about the woman with her childhood memories, the last question asked about why she didn't have any childhood mementos left or anything? I think I put it was because she had trouble attaching to stuff, cause none of the other answers made sense. Any help??

Well, thanks everyone for your time!!

By Mazzinator333 (Mazzinator333) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 01:11 pm: Edit

For the question about heretofore, I put sooner. Surprisingly, heretofore was a SAT-type trick, so I didn't put it cause I wasn't sure what it meant. Previously and earlier seemed ok, but I remembered some grammar rule about sooner. Plus, I don't think it makes sense it context.

By Rosiebabe5 (Rosiebabe5) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 01:11 pm: Edit

I hated the childhood memories passage! Question, do ACT curves vary on how hard the sections are (like the SAT)? Or are they stagnant?

By Hikarikun (Hikarikun) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 01:41 pm: Edit

damn!

I should have done science passage first!

By Swtaznangel4eva (Swtaznangel4eva) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 02:45 pm: Edit

act doesnt have a curve...

By Rosiebabe5 (Rosiebabe5) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 02:46 pm: Edit

well, whatever, the grading system

By Mazzinator333 (Mazzinator333) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 02:55 pm: Edit

No, ACT curves vary with the difficulty of the exam. But, they curves are set before the exam is administered, so there is no accounting for how well or poorly the students who took the exam did.

Therefore, it is possible that nobody gets a perfect score because it isn't placed on a bell curve after the exam, but before it (or you can think of it as scaled). This is in contrast to AP exams, where how people perform on that particular exam is taken into account when setting the scale.

By Rosiebabe5 (Rosiebabe5) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 02:57 pm: Edit

Hm. That doesn't seem fair :(

By Confetti (Confetti) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 03:36 pm: Edit

in the merlin passage -- when it talked about the bird that looked similar to the merlin ... and then had a sentence about the other bird sitting on streetlamps and how merlins wouldn't because they are so territorial -- the question asked whether or not the sentence should be left in. i had no idea!

-- i put "what" for the territory question.
-- for the trumpet player passage, i said he bowed his head in awe and repect; i think that was the exact choice.

the heretofore question confused me.

By Rosiebabe5 (Rosiebabe5) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 03:39 pm: Edit

I figured heretofore would be wrong because the passage was an informal, personal narrative

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 03:49 pm: Edit

TO Mazzinator333 :
Hey man I had 63 A also and we pretty much have the same answers.
for the READING the answer WAS quick and constant
and for the tintyping it was FRINGE :)

but for the math problem 54 I put 10 :( Maybe your genius friend was right I dunno :(

I totally don't know what I put for the uh bridge problem it was kidna annnoying. I might have guessed 240 what other nubmers were given in the answer choices ?

the science one I was doign fine except the last 5 questions which dealt with the starts. I hate stars. I think I did good on someo f those 5 questions but I kinda might have messed up ont he last 3. :(

And for the STUDENTS AGREEING questions it had to do something with global warming because in the begining of the passage it said the the four believed int he following.. something decrease would cause decrease in global warming or soemthinglike that. For the answer choice I think they had reversed the logic.

and for the woman childhoopd thing I also said she was not able to attach to stuff as her siblings were :)

I LOVE IT WHEN THEY GIVE YOU CONTEXTUAL QUESTIONS! YAY! the answers are on the passage.

btw to everyone else. who do our scores come out? I have no idea because yesterday was my first time with the ACT
thanks~

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 03:54 pm: Edit

on 63 A some of you were talkign about the boring class groundwells project thing

I think the answer might be sooner cuz I put D also :(

because before, earlier and previously and heretofore all suggest somehting that COULD HAVE been done BEFORE

but sooner some hoq quite doesn't fit in with the connotation of the other words :( I dunno just an educated guess ;)

By Mazzinator333 (Mazzinator333) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 05:21 pm: Edit

Yeh I have to agree with financelad about the sooner/heretofore question. Also, financelad (or anyone else), what did everyone get on the second to last math problem, about which answer choice was NOT equal to sin(theta)/cos(theta)? I put the last choice, I think it was csc(theta)/sec(theta), and a lot of my friends got the same too.

For the math problem (#54) where we are debating whether the answer was 10 or 12, I remember solving it myself and getting 12. I remember getting close to 10 for something else, so I think 10 was the trap answer choice.

To Confetti, about the reading about Senor Sanchez the trumpet player, the answer choices that I narrowed it down to were either he "respected Sanchez as a person" or "found the artist within himself". Which did you put?

For the English, it seems that the ACT is making it like the SAT, where they require you to know the meaning of some words (like heretofore, fringes, etc.)

One more thing about the English. There were a lot of questions that asked about whether the essay accomplished a specific purpose, and I think I put "no" for almost all of them? What about everyone else?

Thanks everyone for all your help!

By Rmehney (Rmehney) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 05:22 pm: Edit

I don't know why you would put "quick and constant" for the birds wings flapping. Flapping is a verb, so you need adverbs; "The birds wings were flapping quickly, constantly,". That's like saying "I want a hot dog real bad", when it should be "I want a hot dog really badly"

By Rosiebabe5 (Rosiebabe5) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 05:28 pm: Edit

Yeah, i agree rmehney. I think I might have missed something, but when I was answering that question, I remember thinking it was an adverb question. I might have misread, though.

By Cooljay687 (Cooljay687) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 05:33 pm: Edit

yep you need the -ly

By Mazzinator333 (Mazzinator333) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 05:35 pm: Edit

Two more things.

For the last math question, about the prime #s a and b, I know a lot of people discussed it before, but was 8 an answer choice? I remember 10 was, 13 was, and 21 was, but I don't remember the first two choices. Whatever they were, I put the second answer choice (I think it was G in this case). Is that right??

Also, one more thing about stupid English. The last question, #75, about the merlins, where it underlined the opening phrase of the last paragraph, did everyone else put no change??

Thanks!

By Rmehney (Rmehney) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 05:42 pm: Edit

you'd have to refresh my memory of what question 75 asked.

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 06:00 pm: Edit

mazzinator33 yep you are right :)
the answer was the last one..

because you you use your trig indentities to solve that problem, your final answer is sec thetha/ csc theta :) the last answer choice just gave the opposite of that
so yeh I put the last one too..*crosses fingers*

was it just me or did some of the english questions just made me laugh.. LIke the answer choices were soo stupid and long :) like as if it was done on purpose. I foudn at least 4 questions that actually had the right short answer and the other three answer choices were REALLLLLLY long and dumb -_-


also for the irritaing english passage on tintyping there was a question that talked about the PHOTOGRAPHERS old job? and we had to come up with a way of saying that
I remeber the answer choices to that one. like number of years and worked in florida as a studio photographer and a professional photographer or what not =/

what did you guys put?

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 06:03 pm: Edit

and btw the question for the prime nubmers thing the answer was defenitely 7
the two prime nubmers were 5 and 2
when multiplied thogether they will make the given equation rational

Square root of ( 2*3) * square root of (a*b) * Square root of (5*3)

try it ;)

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 06:23 pm: Edit

EDIT
my previous post i sed to a question the answer you get was sin/ cos actually it is sec/csc

sorry :) it is still the last answer choice tho

By Mazzinator333 (Mazzinator333) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 07:06 pm: Edit

Rmehney- Question 75 for english underlined "On the other hand", and it was about catching the merlins in flight. And it said something like, "On the other hand, if you see a merlin, it's probably in a fight with another bird" or something like that. I put NO CHANGE cause the other answer choices didn't make sense. Did anyone else get that or remember the three other answer choices??

Financelad- I remember that English question too about the photographer, and it stumped me for a while. I put number of years worked (I think), cause I thought it made the best contrast between his job on the road and his old job. The question asked which of the choices would make the best contrast. What did you put?

But for that last math problem, does anybody remember whether 7 was the first or second answer choice?? Some help please!!

Thanks.

By Yeah10 (Yeah10) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 07:11 pm: Edit

i put worked in florida as a studio photographer, i really feel thats the right answer, becuase all the other ones didnt provide as strong a contrast. number of years worked doesn't really say much compared to working in an entirely different aspect of photography.

By Schlim13 (Schlim13) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 07:16 pm: Edit

Hi, this is my first post on CC. Does anyone have ne idea on what they thing the conversions will be like? The english was the easiest one ive taken (ive take the act 3 times) so i think that will be scaled hard. Like.. 75-36, 74- 73-35 and so on along those lines.. Math was more difficult i thought, so i think you are going to be able to miss quite a few and still score highly. I'm not sure though about reading and science reasoning. Also why do you think ACT.org isnt posting scores for weeks? Usually they are up in 10 days.

By Mazzinator333 (Mazzinator333) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 07:25 pm: Edit

Schlim- you seriously thought that English test was one of the easiest?? I don't know, this was my first time taking the ACT for real, but it wasn't the easiest judging from "Getting into the ACT" and the practice test in their booklet. It was OK, but not the easiest.

By Schlim13 (Schlim13) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 07:30 pm: Edit

I also took the "getting into the ACT" practice tests. But i dont know i guess ill just have to wait 2 weeks and see what my scores show.

and also on that last science reasoning question, was there an option where they did not touch at all? i think i put the one where they barely touched.

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 09:44 pm: Edit

Mozzinator, I put florida studio worker for that one :)
because of number of years didnt appeal to me. I mean you could work for a lottta years and still be happy :)

and for the math quesition 7 was the first choice
:) Either A or F i dunno but I know it was the first choice because I FELT hellah happy as I got it with less than 30 secs to spare

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 09:44 pm: Edit

Mozzinator, I put florida studio worker for that one :)
because of number of years didnt appeal to me. I mean you could work for a lottta years and still be happy :)

and for the math quesition 7 was the first choice
:) Either A or F i dunno but I know it was the first choice because I FELT hellah happy as I got it with less than 30 secs to spare

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 09:46 pm: Edit

Mozzinator, I put florida studio worker for that one :)
because of number of years didnt appeal to me. I mean you could work for a lottta years and still be happy :)

and for the math quesition 7 was the first choice
:) Either A or F i dunno but I know it was the first choice because I FELT hellah happy as I got it with less than 30 secs to spare

By Financelad (Financelad) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 09:53 pm: Edit

sorry about the repetition my computer was dying on me :(
I thought the real ACT was easier than my practice test. I used ARCO and their tests are HELAHH hard.Like on the ARCO science i scored a 12 but on the prnceton review one I scored a whopping 28 so yeah Princeton Review was cool the tests were easy.
Petersons was easy.

But on the real ACT I didnt expect the math part to be this weird and it was a bit hard

RAISE YOUR HANDS ifyou thought the math was unusually weird than the norm.

By Mazzinator333 (Mazzinator333) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 11:20 pm: Edit

Financelad- Yeah, I had it down to the studio worker and the # of years, I truthfully don't remember what I put.

And yes, the math was unusually hard. Also, what did you get for the reading thing (I posted above):
And what a reading section it was!! It was SO pressed for time, although the last passage was easy. Two questions though. For the first one, about Senor Sanchez who played the trumpet, the question that asked about the last line, where the boy bowed his head, was it because of his respect for Senor Sanchez or because he had found the artist within himself? I think I put the latter because it said "respect for Sanchez as a PERSON", and that didn't make too much sense.

Thanks!

By Rosiebabe5 (Rosiebabe5) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 11:23 pm: Edit

the passage had little to do with sanchez as a person, so i think thats the right one

By Confetti (Confetti) on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 01:16 am: Edit

i'm fairly sure the answer i chose said, "awe and respect" or... it at least had the word "awe" in it.

By Almostdone (Almostdone) on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 04:32 am: Edit

yeah i think i said awe and respect....but i also remember thinking "it cant be this one, cuz its respect for him as a PERSON"....so i forget XP

also...for the flapping merlin thing, it is definitely quickLY and constantLY because those are adverbs which describe flapping, a verb.

for the math...that one with the triangle and paralellogram...sorry but 12 was the trap answer and 10 was the real, not the other way around...i guessed 10 but later figured it out when i got home...and like someone said above, u can find it is 10 using similar triangles. most people who confused it as 12 did so i think because they thought the lengths of the other sides of the triangle were 15 (hypotenuse) and 9 (the other leg), but in fact the other leg was longer than 9, meaning the leg we were solving for had to be less than 12.

and for photographer i put florida studio worker, but not sure which was right...

By Financelad (Financelad) on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 01:43 pm: Edit

MOZZINATOR333: for the merlin one I put no change also :) when you see a merlin they are terrotorial and they fight blah blah
The answer choices were dumb so I put no change

For the sanchez:
I thought the boy already had respect for sanchez
I mean look at the passage that is what it is all about how he <33 sanchez
and I dont remember what I put tho
:(
Merlin one I hellahput quick and constant :(
I thought it was split something <--- lol dumb reasoning

and the parallellogram is hellah 10 you can solve for the hypotenuse and you get 9.6 and you can then guesstimate or eyeball and it equals 10
YAY!
for the photographer I put florida studio worker as well
LIke i sed before youc an work for a lotta of years and still be happy

By Financelad (Financelad) on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 01:45 pm: Edit

omfriggin god this thign hellah deelted my entry

I put florida studio worker
for the snaches I really dont remember sorry :(

for the parallelogram I put 10 : yuo guesstimate or eyeball after yuo solve for the hypotenuse which equals 9.6

For the merlin I put quick and constant


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