My time for taking the ACT will be arriving soon; I'd say I have one school sponsored "official" ACT practice exam and approximately 3 months to prepare for my first real exam. Anyhow, I've done some research throughout this forum board and have compiled a list of top practice books to prepare for the ACT.
I'm looking towards buying 2-3 books and plan on achieving, at the very minimum, a 28 within the next 3 months of preparation. Below are a few books I've found based upon posts around the forum:
* The Real ACT Prep Guide
* Princeton Review - Cracking the ACT
* Princeton Review - 1296 Practice Questions
* Barron's ACT
* Barron's ACT 36
Based upon personal or referential experience, what would be the best books to purchase for preparation in general? Also, which Princeton Review and "Barron's" would be considered better of each of the two? (PR Cracking vs 1296 and Barron's ACT vs ACT 36). Books that offer better sequencing, strategies and are known to help improve scores would be great.
Last and final, would you consider 3 months of preparation a reasonable amount of time to prepare for the average test taker?
If you have any further advice or suggestions, you are more than welcome to post them.