Predictions for December ACT:
WCS (worst case scenario):
27E, 33M, 25R, 30S (29 composite)
BCS (best case scenario):
30E, 34M, 27R, 32S (31 composite)
Note that my composite might be as low as 28 if i'm that unlucky
I'm only a freshman, so I have a lot more chances.
As an Asian child, I want to make it to Ivy League schools or Top 20, but I failed the ACT this time.
So, any tips on improving?
English was generally straightforward but I wasn't sure about 5-7 questions, which is why I expect only 27-30, given that the English test was also relatively easy.
Math was a lot harder than the usual practice tests (in which I get 34-35), and I guessed on 3 questions and might have made even more silly mistakes due to the rush. I finished with only 13 seconds left on the clock (our proctor had a timer on airplay), but at least I finished. Because of having to rush on the last ~10 questions, I felt that I might have made some silly mistakes. The only reason I gave myself a 33-34 is because the math test was unusually hard compared to the practice tests.
Reading felt VERY fast paced, and the Humanities paired passage got me stuck for quite a while. It got me stuck for so long that I only had 7 minutes to do the final science passage. Like math, I finished at the nick of time, probably because the last passage was pretty easy. The Prose Fiction, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences passages all felt pretty easy and straightforward, it was just the paired passage that gave me trouble. Since the test was probably average in difficulty compared to the other practice tests I took, I'd give myself a 25-28 for this section.
Science was relatively straightforward, but I didn't answer question 40 because I dropped my pencil near the end of the test. There were also a couple other questions I wasn't exactly sure of.
On a very general scale, my composite score could've been anywhere from 28-32 (depending on my luck).
My goal is at least 35, but that seems a bit far off considering my abilities right now.