Can someone tell me about the ACT?

<p>The regristration deadline for the ACT is September 22, 2006. </p>

<p>I haven't tried a practice ACT test before. Should I sign up anyway. Are the chances of me doing better than my SATs, if i don't test well?</p>

<p>How much does the ACT cost. Where could I take it?
Do I need to do the writing section if i am already doing it in the October SAT test?</p>

<p>Will my preparation for the SAT get me ready for the ACT or do I have to study a little more?
Is the science section hard?</p>

organic chemistry
differential equations
particle physics
british lit
document analysis </p>

<p>yup they are all on the ACT!!!!!</p>

<p>I"d recommend taking the ACT if you did not do well on the SAT.. I got a 1080 ( old score ) on the SAT and when I took the ACT, I got a SAT equivalent of 1300 ( old score ). Take a few practice tests and see how you do...I personally find the ACT to be easier than the SAT</p>

<p>What makes the science sectoin hard is the time limit. Hence, you have to be read and analyze the experiemnts/graphs pretty fast.. No prior knowledge of science is required ( Although it does help.. )</p>

<p>Is that true, asayedahmad? </p>

<p>Grammar is easier than SATs. It's just plain 'ole HS English
Then is Math, which I assume is like that of the SATs, if not, bit harder.
Then comes Science portion (the one I hate the most) due to the Science passages and graph reading (Science is def. not my thing). </p>

<p>If Im not able to pull up my Sat grades, Im changing to ACT.</p>

<p>I found the ACT to be a complete breeze, except the dreaded science portion. The time limit is killer.</p>

<p>If you're good at English, the English portion is a joke. Just a sad joke.</p>

<p>The math is a bit challenging (I'm a high school senior currently IN Algebra II, so I could't do much of it), but I can at least get a tutor to teach me to the prep books. So far that has helped and I've raised my math score. The science? Not so much.</p>

<p>I liked the format of the ACT better, and it doesn't have vocabulary like the SAT.</p>

<p>yea, cool stuff. and yea, good time management is a huge plus. </p>

<p>well, math is better than sat's. i mean there's a prob that says which of the following is a parallelogram and gives you 4 or 5 diagrams. that anyone can solve it in less than 6 seconds. though i must say the questions aren't THAT challenging (math) compared to those from the sat.</p>

<p>Has the ACT changed like the ACT, I got a barron's ACT book from the library (2001). Is the book still useable? </p>

<p>Because you can't use a 2001 SAT book now...</p>

<p>books change slightly from year to year, the changes are negligible (dont know if the spelling is right).</p>

<p>Tthe best thing is to get the most recent one in market</p>

<p>If I remember the research correctly, statistically, people seem to do the best when they take the ACT in spring of the junior year. Also they tend to do better the second (and perhaps third) time around. After that though, scores tend to start dropping off again.</p>

<p>Amen to the last post. In fall of junior year I pulled a 27, but in the spring I raised it to a 33 with little to no studying.</p>

<p>NO but has the ACT changed dramatically like the SATs</p>

<p>I know that a writing portion has been added but that's it right....i don't want to go out and buy a new book if the one i got from the library is good enough.</p>

<p>And because the writing section has been added, do I have to take it if i'm taking the SATs. Since the SATs has a writing section, can't colleges just read my writing sample from the SATs?</p>