20 on act wants 27

<p>i took the act my junior year and got a 20, taking it again my senior year (this year c/o 2012)
english 18
math 17
reading 23
science 21</p>

<p>those who have gotten a 23 or higher on the act please tell me your method on getting these score i would like to get a 27 for a full ride scholarship at my college of choice (famu) eventhough they have scholarships for 23 and above a 27 will help pay for..EVERYTHING and also give me a 500 stipend...</p>

<p>All I did was read the Princeton review book, did practice tests in silent environments to mimic the actual test, and got a 33</p>

<p>Agree with above; just keep redoing tests. Once you seem to be able to average the desired score for a section, concentrate on other sections. Good luck :)</p>

<p>Yeah the trick is to do as many practice tests as you can and learn your mistakes from the answers you get wrong</p>

<p>my son raised his ACT from 31 to 35 with zero studying, so you will probably do better the second time, even with no studying.</p>

<p>but study hard.</p>

<p>oooo cool im aiming for a 27 im hoping i'll get it...im taking the test in oct.</p>

<p>for science, ONLY read the passage with the arguing scientists. Don't read the other ones..</p>

<p>I'm in the same boat, 22 hoping for a 27.. Good luck :)</p>

<p>I would concentrate on studying for math. The other stuff is kind of hard to study for.</p>

<p>Brush up on your algebra and geometry, by doing practice tests.</p>

<p>It is hard to study for English and reading.</p>

<p>Also, I would go to an organized prep course, even though it costs money.</p>

<p>It will FORCE you to study hard.</p>

<p>If you try and do it yourself, you will no doubt goof off too much, like we all do.</p>

<p>For example, down here in Boca, there is a guy who does kind of a last minute cram course, where you can go to three of his classes for a few hundred dollars. Yes, you could probably do the same study on your own, but you probably won't.</p>

<p>FAMU is Florida, right?</p>

<p>In Tallahassee??</p>

<p>Let me suggest a less well known school that is pretty cheap, and its beautiful.</p>

<p>Flagler College in St Augustine.</p>

<p>It's not a black college, which I believe FAMU is, but I think you should check it out.</p>

<p>You go to college at a beautiful restored luxury hotel built in 1900.</p>

<p>And St Augustine is gorgeous.</p>

<p>Personally I think English is the easiest section to study for. If you get all the questions about commas correct you should do pretty well, so learn everything about commas.</p>

<p>@floridadad55...i talk to my old math teacher she said she'll help me with the math she took the act and got a 35 out 36...</p>