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coolgirl3coolgirl3 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
edited April 27 in ACT Preparation
Hey guys!!
I took my first ACT and I studied and I got a
Composite- 21
english-18
reading-20
math-23
science-24


Im going to be taking the June ACT so advice?? Should I get a book?? Anything will help. The colleges i want to attend want a 29-34.
Post edited by skieurope on

Replies to: ACT Help

  • Senior2018Senior2018 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    First question - how did you study?
    What materials did you use? And how long did you study before taking the exam?
  • coolgirl3coolgirl3 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    starting in January on the weekends and with the Princeton review books
  • unifevaunifeva Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    @coolgirl3 Looking at your scores gives me a notion that you probably are one of the international students. If Yes, where are you from? Which college are you aiming for?
  • coolgirl3coolgirl3 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    i live in cali
  • unifevaunifeva Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Which colleges are u planning to apply? when are u retaking the act?
  • HMom16HMom16 Registered User Posts: 313 Member
    1. Work on vocabulary - there are quizlets and other online wordlists which can help. I am a strong believer in old fashioned flashcards as well. There is something about writing the words and definitions by hand that helps make them stick. Go through your practice tests and write down every word you don't know, both on the questions you missed and on the questions you got right. Review your flashcards every day.

    2. Increase your reading speed. This will help you on all sections of the test. Try this technique - http://tim.blog/2009/07/30/speed-reading-and-accelerated-learning/

    3. Use Khan Academy's SAT study section, particularly for math. SchoolYourself and TheArtofProblemSolving are also good for learning math.

    4. Take practice tests every weekend. Be sure the practice test conditions match real life test conditions. Time the tests and take them on paper, not on the computer. Go through your results and make a study plan for the coming week. Focus on your weakest areas.

    5. If you don't understand why you got something wrong, find someone that can help you understand. There are a number of online "helpers" that will answer questions. Here's one such resource: http://www.erikthered.com/tutor/practice.html
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