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Help my ACT score! URGENT

EllyPriceEllyPrice Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hi! I took the ACT last December and got a 24 C w/ E-28 M-17 R-28 S-21.... Since then I worked to improve my scores and increased to a 28 C w/ E-33 M-24 R-29 S-25.

But here's my dilemma: I really want to get a +30 the next time I take it (June 10th) but I'm not sure how to improve my scores higher. I would like to know how to make my Math and Science significantly higher. But, here are my goals below:


That being said, I would seriously appreciate any and all help in the immediate future!

Replies to: Help my ACT score! URGENT

  • billcshobillcsho Registered User Posts: 16,695 Senior Member
    Do a full timed practice test every weekend. Go through the answers for those you have missed.
  • cubelogiccubelogic Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Science - Practice, Practice, Practice. You just have to see a lot of questions.
    Math - Review old concepts that you learned in school. Do a lot of practices as well.
    Reading - Do a timed test.

    Really, it's about taking tests over and over again. You need to also take time to go over the answer, like billcsho said.
  • xxluvforeverxxxxluvforeverxx Registered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    There was a girl who went from a 28 to a 36 in two months by taking 3-5 full length practice tests a week and reviewing the wrong answers and reviewing old concepts. If you want to improve your score, you have to be diligent about it. Take as many practice tests as possible and as you're taking you will see where you are failing. I can never finish the science section so this week I'm taking a practice science section every single morning until I can finish every passage and score in the 30s.
  • shkodra14shkodra14 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    I've raised my score from a 30 to a 34 (reaching for that 35 now) within the past month by taking a section test every day. Now I have 1 week to go and I am taking a full practice test every day. PM me for a list of official past ACTs cause I don't think I'm allowed to post a link. Just practice practice practice.
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