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Hi, I'm a Junior and I'm new to this site. I have taken 4 practice tests through Kaplan, prepping for the ACT in December (although I have a feeling I might end up taking it 2 additional times). My main issue is that anytime I take the Math test, I get a 34,35,36 . I really badly want to get a 34-36 composite but my score is just not there. I started off in English with a 27 which recently went down to 25, 29 in science which went down to 22, and a 16 in English that went up to 24. (My composite went up though from 26 to 27) My main issue is time management. I spend a ton of time staring at the question making sure that it is right when a lot of times I have no idea what the test maker wants me to think. Also, did any of you guys see a dramatic dip in your score? I have a feeling that I end up feeling so tired after the reading section that my science score just gets trashed. Do you guys have any suggestions on how I could raise my score? (I have never actually taken the ACT; these are all practice tests). Also I spend a ton of time thinking on the test, especially on the "what does this scientist think" or "what is the main idea of the passage" jumping back in forth between to answers thinking that they will determine my score; I think the test prep is getting the best of me.