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Practice is Useless?

serenap73serenap73 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
edited December 2008 in ACT Preparation
I have been practicing for the ACT for 2 months. I am a junior and I took the ACT for the first time in December. I was so frustrated after running out of time on the English and math that on the second half I could not concentrate and started filling in random bubbles. The timing is so difficult. On english and math I had to fill in ten randomly. I want to practice but will it even help me in a situation that has to do with timing? My goal score is a 31 and I don't think I even got a 19 to be honest. What should I do?
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Replies to: Practice is Useless?

  • HelloAllHelloAll Registered User Posts: 1,156 Senior Member
    Hmmm.... I practiced over the summer and took the Sept ACT for my first time. The time was definately a factor. The more timed practice you do on your own, the better you will do. Fortunately, I got my highest ACT score the 1st time even though I was pretty nervous.

    The way I keep track of timing during the test is to distribute the sub-sections out evenly.

    For example, the reading section has 4 reading passages. I know that I have about 8 minutes or so MAX to finish. Make sure you do not go over the time limit by a lot. If its a few seconds, then finish the question. Keep your brain concentrated on the passages even if they're not very interesting, it's the only way you can finish and achieve a good score.
  • futureEEfutureEE Registered User Posts: 272 Junior Member
    The more you practice the better.

    Six months ago I would run out of time on english at around 55 questions, now I finish it in a half hour. I got 30 comp, maybe higher in december. I'd say my obsessive practice is what did it.
  • OstonziOstonzi - Posts: 522 Member
    Well. Learn to rush. i mean really. RUSH when you practice. until you have a clear 15-20 extra minutes when u're done.
    THEN get to focusing on what you're getting wrong.

    people develop techniques that end up being really hard to be fast with.
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