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Arco/Peterson's Study Guide - Harder than the real thing?

Annie88Annie88 Posts: 334Registered User Member
I've been practicing with the Arco (or Peterson's - I think it's called either) study guide for the ACT....and I've been consistently getting around a 26 in English (the grammar section). I got a 26 on that same section three years ago, in eighth grade. I took the SAT and got a 790 in writing (80 on MC). I got in the high 70s on the PSAT. My question is, is the Arco/Peterson's ACT much harder than the actual one? If it isn't, any idea what is going on? Help!

(Note: I posted this in the ACT thread too, but realized it'd probably get more views/responses here).
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Replies to: Arco/Peterson's Study Guide - Harder than the real thing?

  • Annie88Annie88 Posts: 334Registered User Member
    Anyone have any advice at all?
  • arpster55arpster55 Posts: 139Registered User Junior Member
    yes, I think so
  • rhassanlrhassanl Posts: 131. Junior Member
    I've never used Arco; I tried Barron's 2400 and was blown away by its difficulty. Kaplan I don't use anymore, I dispute several of their "correct" choices. It was really funny how I'd get a 27/39 on Kaplan's test, then a 37/39 on the College Board's.

    Lots of really good SAT Books will tell you that other SAT Books' answers are sometimes wrong; also, they test you on concepts that won't be on the test. How retarded it would be to study for something that won't be on the test.


    REALLY Good book: Up Your Score 2005-2006
  • Annie88Annie88 Posts: 334Registered User Member
    I think you guys are right. I just took one of the "Real ACT" practice tests and scored a 34 on English so...
  • ==paki====paki== Posts: 223Registered User Junior Member
    Annie88, I hear ya. I actually tried out Peterson's ACT but missed like 7 questions/28 and was like *&$%#@ because I got a 29 on the real thing 3 months ago by missing at max 10. So yes, the Peterson's ACT (english) is much harder than the real thing.
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