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Improving from PLAN test score

mac423mac423 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
Hi, I recently got back my scores from the PLAN test and was wondering how I could work on some of the sections. Our PLAN was scored out of 36, just clarifying since I have seen a lot that were out of 32. I scored a 31 in English, 32 in Science and Reading, and a 35 in Math, which gave me a 33 composite. I'm a sophomore so I have some time before the real test, but I was wondering how to improve on the sections besides Math, and how the PLAN compares with the real ACT. I also took the actual test in 7th grade and scored a 27 composite (not sure on each subject individually), so hopefully I can continue improving. I want to get at least a 34 on the real thing, hopefully a 35 or even 36 if possible since I need to get a scholarship and was hoping to go to a selective college.

Replies to: Improving from PLAN test score

  • TheDidacticTheDidactic Registered User Posts: 2,113 Senior Member
    That's great for a sophomore. The PLAN is probably very close to the ACT, like how the PSAT is close to the SAT. For English, work on the general grammar and punctuation rules. For reading, work on comprehension and "active reading". As you read, you HAVE to retain the material and understand and possibly infer. For science, the best strategy is skipping the blurb at the top for the most part (don't ignore what the experiment is actually about) and go straight to the questions and graphs. The questions will refer you back to the graphs. You probably won't need much science understanding but when I went, there was a question or two that tested actual science knowledge, so just have a general understanding when you go in.

    That's a great score so I wish you the best of luck and I hope you continue to practice and study arduously.
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