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Expected ACT score improvement 2nd time around

Taychase09Taychase09 Posts: 36Registered User Junior Member
Hey everyone- I took the ACT in February with ZERO preparation. I simply wanted to see what the test was like and how it compared to the SAT. I am planning on doing ACT tutoring over the next few months and will take the test again. I was wondering how much people have improved from their first ACT test with little/no prep. to their ACT scores after having prepared.

I got a composite score of 28
Reading- 33
Math - 28
Science - 25

I know that i can improve on science with some tutoring and a better understanding of the format and i hope to improve on my other scores as well.

Please leave your opinions and experience!

Thank you!
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Replies to: Expected ACT score improvement 2nd time around

  • lookingforwhat?lookingforwhat? Posts: 327Registered User Member
    I'm in you boat except i got a 30 composite. You reading and even writing are higher then mine. I've been told that Science is the most important since it is basically the SAT in 40 minutes with all it's reasoning mumbo jumbo...so make sure u can get 30+ on that. I got a 29 and want to get that score into the 30's.
  • AY8888AY8888 Posts: 592User Awaiting Email Confirmation Member
    you'll do better on the next test. My friend took it the first time and got R-36 M-36 E-36 S-30 Essay-12. 35 Composite, but he was annoyed. He thought he could be more time-efficient if he just skipped reading the opening paragraphs for each of the science passage and go straight to the graph and questions. Boy was he wrong. :p. He got straight 36 throughout on second. Good luck!
  • dbamomdbamom Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    do you really advocate not reading the science passages? I have read this more than once on cc. Hard to believe, but if true, S will try anything!
  • ForskakenOneForskakenOne Posts: 158Registered User Junior Member
    I got a 29 like that.
    25 english
    26 science
    32 reading
    33 math

    I just took it again after learning to read the science and I expect scores to rise significantly.
  • jaguar43jaguar43 Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    I got a 33 composite with no prep

    36 English
    31 Math
    30 Reading
    34 Science
    10 Essay

    I just took the test again last week after taking trig/precalc so i'm guessing my math score will go up andd i did some reading comp prep so i hope for improvement there too

    overall i just felt more comfortable taking the test the second time and feel much more confident, so i'm sure your score will improve too! (: great work.
  • ForskakenOneForskakenOne Posts: 158Registered User Junior Member
    Once you have a score that's in range for the schools you want the second time around is such a relaed feeling it's ubeooevabke. In that environment your score ail rise.
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