# OMG First Time ACTEr HELP PLEASE

<p>So, i didnt know i was signed up for the ACT untill a couple days ago, my test is sept 16th and to be truthfull im worried. I went to the library and got the princeton review book for the ACT if i study that am i in good shape? ALSO i was wondering how many questions you can miss to get a 36 or a 35 just out of curiosity. And any other usefull tips would be much appreciated!</p>

<p>thanks!</p>

<p>you have to miss 1 to get a 36 per section</p>

<p>Remember...the ACT doesnt punish you for wrong answers so if you have 10 seconds left and you haven't finished all the questions put C for all the rest.</p>

<p>Hope that helps.</p>

<p>To excel: that is not true. The scale is different for each individual test. For some, if you miss just one question, you're down to a 34. The scale varies. I'm pretty sure you have to get every question right to get a 36 though.</p>

<p>Well, as averagedesi said, the scale differs, but usually to get a 36 in a section, you have to get them all right. </p>

<p>To get a 36 composite, you can usually miss two questions (35+35+36+36/4 =35.5, which rounds to 36). Maybe rarely you can miss 3 and still get a 36. To get a 35, usually you can miss at most six questions (34 34 35 35/4 =34.5, which rounds to 35). </p>

<p>Don't worry about having to get a 35 or 36. Anything over 30 is considered very good.</p>

<p>Usually in reading you can miss 1 or 2 and still get a 36. Often in English you can miss 1; sometimes in Math; rarely in Science.</p>

<p>If you are looking for the CS score of a 36, you can do this:
36 36 36 36
36 36 36 34
36 36 36 35
36 36 35 35</p>

<p>Basically the sum of all the scores of your tests have be >= 142, because 142/4 = 35.5 => 36. ;)</p>