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Best ACT studying guide?

ougnalaougnala Posts: 367Registered User Member
edited August 2008 in ACT Preparation
I heard that Barron's is better because the practice questions on there are typically harder than those on the actual exam. Therefore, it prepares you for the test better.

any other suggestions?
Post edited by ougnala on

Replies to: Best ACT studying guide?

  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Posts: 15,394Registered User Senior Member
    If you look through previous threads here most students recommend the Princeton Review for tips and techniques and the Real ACT for the practice tests.
  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Posts: 2,465Registered User Senior Member
    Real ACT guide, Princeton Review -- the best ones

    Kaplan (good for reading), Barron's (good for making the test seem easier since this book is pretty hard)
  • dimpleyydimpleyy Posts: 110Registered User Junior Member
    So Barron's is harder than the actual test?
    I thought it was me.. because I did a practice test and I got so much wrong and started panicking ;x
  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Posts: 2,465Registered User Senior Member
    yeah... if you get like a 25 on Barron's, expect at least a 30 on the real thing... barron's is pretty hossly
  • Irvine IvyIrvine Ivy Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    how's mcgrall hill?
  • reloadedxpreloadedxp Posts: 748Registered User Member
    its suppose to be a LOT easier than the real test
  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Posts: 2,465Registered User Senior Member
    yeah, McGraw-Hill is easier on the real thing... if you get like a 32 on McGraw-Hill, expect anything from a 28-30 on the real thing (roughly those are the scores.. just to give you an idea)
  • DbateDbate Posts: 2,699- Senior Member
    Hearing that Barron's is harder is definitely good to hear, bc I just took the practice test for Barron's (bear in mind that was after studying for every section but math) and got a 25. Brutal. Especially since without studying I got a 28 or 29 on the Princeton Review one.
  • hackmanhackman Posts: 83Registered User Junior Member
    There ought to be a sticky post about this, cuz someone posts this same question every week...the best ones by far are the official book and Princeton Review.
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