PR 1296 and Red Book compared to real ACT?

<p>As the title asks, how are the PR 1296 and Red Book tests compared to the real ACT in terms of difficulty and/or material? I've been doing quite well on the practice tests, so if the difficulty and material is about the same, that's a big confidence boost for me !</p>

<p>Also, if theyre just barely similar to the real test, should I expect a plus/minus 2 points composite?</p>

<p>Thanks in advanced!</p>

<p>Probably harder. At least with me.</p>

<p>They are as close to the real thing as you can possibly get---especially the Red Book considering it consists of actual, retired ACT tests. </p>

<p>All of PR's scores will give you a good indication of the range you should expect on the real ACT with one exception---science. </p>

<p>I scored in the low 20's consistently on PR's science, but I scored in the upper 20's with the Red Book and a 29 on the real deal. However, the format and questions are still similar to the real thing...you'll just get a lower score. I still highly advise that you take the PR science regardless of that.</p>

<p>Oh, and for what it's worth, I've devised study plans and helped out close friends and my g/f with the ACT, and I've seen the same thing with them regarding PR's science.</p>

<p>^I agree, the red book is the closest approximation to the actual ACT that you can get. And, like leftwich, my PR science scores were, for some reason, a lot lower than my actual.</p>