Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Introducing a New Expert Content Section: Careers!
While general discussion about the ACT test is allowed by ACT, discussion of test questions may violate your agreement with ACT. Please be thoughtful in your posts and replies.

Princeton Review's 1,296 ACT Practice Questions Opinions??

Deferno54Deferno54 Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
edited February 2015 in ACT Preparation
I have been using the Princeton Review's 1296 Practice Questions book as one of the many guides for me to get a good score on the ACT when I take it in June. Now as I also have a copy of Barron's ACT and have been using that as well, I am pretty much asking the same exact question as in my previous thread. How hard would you rate the Princeton Review tests? I think they might be a little extra easy and I'm just checking with you guys to make sure. So with 1 being SUPER easy and 5 being normal ACT level and 10 being SUPER HARD, how would you rate it? Also give me your opinions about it as it will help me out a lot.

Also, as an example score, if I got a 30 on every section in the Princeton Review where do you think it would actually be if comparing to the actual ACT.

Thanks!
Def :)

Replies to: Princeton Review's 1,296 ACT Practice Questions Opinions??

  • HippoTeefHippoTeef Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Ok, I'll give you my honest opinions. #1, personally, I think princeton review 1296 practice questions was terrible at preparing me to score past a 30. Luckily, I'll tell you want you should do. Complete the barrons 36 ACT books (circle what you really didn't know), then go over what you circled. Step 2: Gather every practice test you can ONLY FROM the makers of the ACT. Next do about 1 practice test a week under timed conditions (leave only one practice test reamaining). (1 section a day = 5 days to complete and on the 6th and 7th day go over every answer, even the ones you got right.) Next, make a spread sheet with each question from each test you got wrong and when you are done with all your practice tests, make a test out of all the questions you noted on your spread sheet. Whatever you get wrong, go over and make another spreadsheet from that. Once you get everything right, complete the last practice test you have and analyze your mistakes. This will probably be closest to what you'd get on a real act if you were to take it that same day.
  • HADES98HADES98 Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    @HippoTeef‌ I have not used either of these books, but if you want an actual representation of the scores you are going to receive on the real ACT, invest in the Red Book.
  • HippoTeefHippoTeef Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    @hades98 that's what i was trying to imply when i said get as many real act tests as possible.
  • HADES98HADES98 Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    @HippoTeef‌ Okay, sorry. Haha I thought you are the OP for some reason and didn't see your post. Thats completely my fault.
  • HippoTeefHippoTeef Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    @hades98 haha no problem.
This discussion has been closed.