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ACT please help!

boundforhopeboundforhope 4 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6 New Member
Is it possible to raise your score from a 23 to a 28? I need a 28 to get into nursing school, and I am wanting to raise my score. If you have had a significant score increase, what/how did you raise your score?
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  • Joelax1Joelax1 35 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    I haven't yet taken the ACT, but from what I understand, upon practicing and reviewing, you can increase your score 5-6 points. Honestly though, the best way to really do well on any test is to familiarize yourself with the material and (for these tests) structure.

    I'd suggest ordering "The Real ACT Prep Guide". It has several practice tests with the answers and explanations. Even if you get something wrong, you can learn why you got it wrong from the book.

    Also, the ACT posts a "Question of the Day"... check it out:

    ACT Question of the Day for Sunday, February 26, 2012

    Good luck and don't get discouraged
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  • hlsesshlsess 573 replies116 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 689 Member
    My D went from a 26 to a 32. She had a 1 on 1 tutor after 1st test. I don't think she was as nervous the2nd time. Son took it for 2nd time in Feb. he made a 23 and needs a 28 too. He had a 1on 1 tutor also. He isn't as good of a student though and thought it was just as hard as 1st test..
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  • ArielsMomArielsMom 35 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    My D went from 24 to 30

    Taken from my older post:

    "You should retake the ACT when you have time to study for it. My daughter's scores were as follows: December 2010, 23; April 2011, 24; June 2011, 30. She dedicated the month before the June test to actually utilize the study guide she had owned for a year and as you can see she improved her score by 6 points. Her Reading score jumped by 10 points because she finally figured out how to answer the questions the test was asking.

    A little studying goes a long way."
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  • boundforhopeboundforhope 4 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Would you mind telling me which study guide your daughter used? Also how did she prepare, did she focus on one subject per day, or focus on all four?

    Thank you, I greatly appreciate it!
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