"Preparing For The ACT "

<li><p>My son is preparing for the ACT test. How accurate are the tests in the "Preparing For The ACT " Booklet? Are they on par with the real thing?</p></li>
<li><p>What are the 3 BEST Test Prep Books that are ACCURATE representations of the test?</p></li>

<p>I heard that Mcgraw is too easy and Barrons is too hard.</p>

<p>wow are you actually asking this for real? The PREPARING FOR THE ACT is the real test. THE REAL ACT COMPANY MADE THIS TEST AND USED IT. All material not by the ACT company are not real ACT tests, so they may not be accurate. The preparation booklet is the real thing, so its the realest you can get.
Top 3 Books (I been through every one):
1. The Real ACT (The ACT company made this book, with 3 REAL tests)
2.Princeton Review 1296 Practice Problems
3. Princeton Review Cracking the ACT</p>

<p>^ No need to be a jerk.
Yes, they are retired tests.</p>

<p>3 best books: same as wannago2college's.</p>

<p>Thank you johnk2011</p>

<p>wanago2college, I asked the question because it is quite possible for the test administrators to include a practice test that has "easier" questions. For instance, some students have said that the questions in the SAT Guide seemed "easier" than the real thing.</p>

<p>I didn't mean to be a jerk but it was so tempting! but seriously, the ACT and SAT don't include "easier" questions in their test booklets. Since these tests ARE real administered tests, it wouldn't make sense to give out an "easier" test out to students just for the hell of it. These companies have a reputation to worry about too.</p>

<p>I dont want to reiterate the question and get anyone upset again but are you 100% positive the booklet is equivalent to the real ACT. I just took the practice test in the 2009/2010 packet and I got a 29. On all of my other practice test (Princeton, Red Book,) i have gotten 26's. I have been studying since winter break. Could my score really have increased so much?</p>

<p>also I wasn't getting lucky. I knew those answers</p>

<p>WHY DON'T YOU JUST CALL THE ACT COMPANY?! It doesn't take a genius to figure this out. Maybe I should speak dumber. Look, the booklet was used as a REAL test given to HIGH SCHOOL students in 05-06. They used that same test and put it in the new prep booklet.</p>

<p>thanx. glad I didnt get you upset</p>