Preparing for the ACT

<p>So I think I might take the ACT once. What books should I get? I'm aiming for a 35. </p>

<p>Anyone have real practice test? I'll trade QAS tests etc.</p>

<p>Buy the Real ACT book if you haven't already. I have also heard that PR's Cracking the ACT is pretty good too, although I haven't used it. You can also find 3 practice tests online.</p>

<p>^You can actually find 4 practice tests online.</p>

<p>ACT's practice test on its website.</p>

<p>but are there other tests? like you know how the SAT has QAS's.</p>

<p>There aren't nearly as many legitimate ACT tests out there as there are SAT tests.</p>

<p>I ordered the Real ACT book. Could anyone give me the link to the 4 tests online. I went on the ACT website and couldn't find it lol.</p>

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There aren't nearly as many legitimate ACT tests out there as there are SAT tests.

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This is incorrect. There are just as many legitimate ACTs (if not more) than SAT QAS out there. In total, there are 16 SAT QAS from the new SAT (starting in March 05). In total, there are more than 20 legitimate ACTs (April, June and December from every year) out there. However, despite being more numerous, legitimate ACTs are much harder to find than SAT QAS, in my opinion, since ACT doesn't make them as readily available as SAT does. For example, there are 10 SATs in the Blue Book, while only 3 ACTs in the Red Book.</p>

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I ordered the Real ACT book. Could anyone give me the link to the 4 tests online. I went on the ACT website and couldn't find it lol.

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You'll have to look around online. 2 of the Practice Tests are found on ACT's website while 2 are from earlier years and not available on ACT's website.</p>

<p>Use the red book and you'll be fine. There's no need for extensive prep since the ACT isn't as "gameable" as the SAT. It's extremely straightforward, hence the common association of aptitude with the ACT.</p>