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Barron's 6 ACT practice tests book?

mashimashi8mashimashi8 Posts: 111Registered User Junior Member
edited August 2012 in ACT Preparation
Did anyone use the Barron's 6 ACT practice tests?
Is it me or is it the English a bit harder than the actual?
Do you guys think its hard?
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Replies to: Barron's 6 ACT practice tests book?

  • Mansu007Mansu007 Posts: 666Registered User Member
    I have all Barrons' ACT products, and I found that all six practice tests' sections were hard as walking on hellish garden.

    Just stick with Red Books or 1296 ACT Questions...(I got 25 in English on one of the test of Barron's)
  • SMGcrossfireSMGcrossfire Posts: 62Registered User Junior Member
    I have Barrons 6 ACT Practice Tests, and I find them to be very helpful, as long as its not the English Section. Like Mansu007, I find the English Section to be very different from the real thing. I consistently get 30+ in Real ACT English, but I always get in the 26-28 range in this book. Math, Reading, and Science are fairly accurate in my opinion. Except for English, it's a great buy.
  • BeardofZeusBeardofZeus Posts: 102Registered User Junior Member
    Don't use imitation practice tests to keep score; just use them to work on concepts and test taking skills. There is absolutely NO WAY that any company can properly norm the exam. If you want to know how you'd score, buy The Official ACT book and take those exams.

    My advice:
    Print and official exam from ACT.org site. Score it. That's your starting point.
    Study from any ACT prep book, which covers all of the topics and provides strategies. Spark Notes online is free and does just fine.
    Buy the Red Book--that's the official one from ACT. Take test #1 and see where you're at. Don't worry about score improvement--at first. Study every question and concept you missed. For every question you missed, ask yourself how the test writer could change the question...e.g. solve for x instead of y. This will help you find the details of the questions that most students miss.
    Take test #2 after more studying. If your score is similar to your baseline, don't take another test from the ACT.
    Study for at least a week with a prep book such as Barrons or PR or Kaplan.
    Now, take another test.
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