Does this sound like a good plan with Barron's 36 and the Red Book?

<p>The Barron's 36 ACT and the Red Book came in the mail today and I've been reading through Barron's 36 ACT.</p>

<p>I plan on reading the whole Barron's 36 ACT book, take all of its practice tests and then take all the Red Book practice tests.</p>

<p>I don't think I should read the Red Books strategies because some of them might conflict with the Barron's 36 ACT strategies. Is what I'm doing a good idea, or should I reconsider what I'm doing with the 2 books?</p>

<p>My first ACT attempt with no prep was a 31 and my goal is a 34+</p>

<p>I've read the ACT 36 and the only strategy that actually seemed useful was the 5, 6, 7 science strategy for organizing questions. Everything else seemed like a waste of time to me. Overall, the book was good for an overview of the test, but I think nothing is better for increasing your score than practice and understanding your mistakes</p>

<p>I haven't used the 36 ACT, but the Red Book raised me from a 30 (from diagnostic) to a 35 (real). Strategies don't come into play much in the ACT; it's all about working fast and efficiently. Time is what makes the ACT hard.</p>

<p>I've tried both books and would have to admit that the ACT 36 was somewhat useless for me, except, like infinite said, the science strategy. Practice is what helps you on this test. If I may recommend, I'd say you go buy PR's 1296 ACT questions, nothing McGraw-Hill.</p>

<p>Well I used act 36 from Barron's and studied it religiously along with practice tests from the regular barrons. It got me to a 36 superscored and 35 in one sitting..... I totally recommend it lol</p>

<p>5-6-7 is overly complicated. All what I do is save the fighting scientists for the end, since I always reach that point at least. So it's 5or6, 7 for me.</p>