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how to go from a 30 to 34

chigirlrichigirlri Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
i took my first act on april and got a 30 lol. i did study for it, but i didn't get the result i wanted.
english: 35
math: 31
reading: 26
science: 28
obviously my problem areas are reading and science, but they are soo hard to improve since they don't have any concrete rules! i'm taking the june act, but i don't expect a 34. hopefully a 32, but when i take the act again in sept/oct, i definitely would like a 34. any advice?? what are some good prep books for reading and science? thanks!!

Replies to: how to go from a 30 to 34

  • parentofastudentparentofastudent Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    I can't offer help , my son got a 29'and he wants to bring up him smscience (27) and English (26). I fe l like more practice tests for science might help but any thoughts on English?
  • chigirlrichigirlri Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    when i took my first unofficial practice test, i scored a 26 on english. it was actually the easiest section to bring up for me. i realized that i didn't know a lot of the grammar rules, so i read through all of the rules in my prep books. after that, i would do practice sections that focused only on the skill i happened to be studying. as i learned all of the rules, i started applying them in my daily life (essays, emails, texts, etc) and was able to notice grammatically incorrect sentences without batting an eyelash. after learning all of the rules, i focused on speed and accuracy on real english sections. i used ****.com to get practice sections, and i started scoring in the mid 30 range. the questions i would mess up the most on were the inserting/deleting and inference type questions at the end of the passage. as i kept doing more practice english sections, i started getting more accurate. i always had about 15 minutes left over for the english section, so i forced myself to recheck every single question. hope this helps! there are a lot of articles and youtube videos that teach the most commonly tested act grammar rules.
  • chigirlrichigirlri Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
  • billcshobillcsho Registered User Posts: 15,575 Senior Member
    Practice do help. For the science part, go through the question and look at the answers first. Don't start with the text first. It is all about data interpretation and you often can find the answer directly fron the graph after the question.
  • chigirlrichigirlri Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    aw i just read over my post and awwwwww. i just got my june act scores back, and i was hoping for at least a 32, but i got a 33! im elated and ready to take on whatever the september act throws at me, so i can get a 34!
  • awesomepolyglotawesomepolyglot Registered User Posts: 3,557 Senior Member
    Nice, yo! Congratulations!
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