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Questions about ACT

frznpixelfrznpixel Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
edited April 2012 in ACT Preparation
I took the SAT last month and didn't do as well as my diagnostic tests might have shown. I signed up for the ACT that's coming up early this month, and I decided to take a practice test from a McGraw Hill book of 10 ACT tests. I got a 33, with a 28 in English that kept me from scoring higher (28E, 33M, 34R, 35S). Overall I felt is was much easier than the SAT because it didn't involve the riddle-like questions that the SAT presents.

Has anyone ever taken McGraw Hill ACT exams? Are they easier than the real thing? People have told me that the ACT has so many questions that you have a to go really fast, but I felt that at a decent pace, I was not rushing and I finished each section with 5 or so minutes to spare. I'm quite surprised how well I did in comparison to the SAT, not that I did horrible on the SAT.

Also, I left out the essay when I took the practice test this morning. Does that affect your grade much. Will that bring my score up much if I do well, or is it ignored by colleges?

Thanks for your time.
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