ACT science help?!?

<p>i have taken some practice ACT tests, and everytime science is my lowest score. when i figure out my composite, science always holds me back a few extra composite points. i am improving in the other subjects, but science not so much. any tips would be GREATLY appreciated.</p>

<p>Try looking at the questions first, then going back to find the answers.</p>

<p>You have 7 sections to complete in 35 minutes, giving you 5 minutes per section. This means that you have to use this small amount of time as effectively as possible. First, do NOT read the introductory material. Take a quick glance at the graphs/charts/data tables and identify the variables and the relationships between them (for example, when x is increased, y decreases or something like this). Then go straight to the questions, figure out which graph they want you to use, and then answer them by analyzing those graphs.</p>

<p>This should (hopefully) save you time and help increase your score. For the debating scientists section, read every paragraph quickly, making little notes beside each one summarizing that scientist's viewpoint (doesn't believe in global warming, thinks the rise in temperature is a natural Earth cycle, etc.). Or you can just underline the significant parts of each paragraph- whatever works for you. After that, answering the questions should be pretty straightforward.</p>

<p>Also, on test day, I would suggest wearing a watch so that you can monitor your time and increase/decrease your pace accordingly.</p>

<p>Good luck :)</p>

<p>READ THE QUESTIONS FIRST.</p>

<p>This saves incredible amounts of time, because each question tells you what figure you have to refer to anyways. </p>

<p>Don't over think/over infer things; all the answers are in the information, I promise. </p>

<p>Write on the test - that'll help focus your thoughts and highlight the information you need to look at specifically, so you're not overwhelmed/confused by all the numbers/charts. </p>

<p>Definitely listen to Vince011 and bring at watch, or make sure you have access to one in the testing room. Time yourself for each section, but don't freak out too much if you're a minute or so off - just use it to keep focused, not to panic.</p>