quick ACT practice?

<p>I'm not planning on studying much for the ACT. I'm focusing mostly on the SAT, and am just taking the ACT to see how it goes. I'm doing a lot of SAT practice, so I'm planning on just assuming that will help me for the ACT, but is there anything I should really work on in addition to my SAT prep? I don't want too spend a lot of time on it... but does anyone have any recommendations that would improve my ACT score without a lot of additional studying?</p>

<p>The thing is, it would seem initially like the SAT and the ACT are similar tests, but they aren't. SAT is more thinking/logic based, while the ACT is based really more on actual achievement. I've taken both several times. I find the real difficulty on the SAT is the actual difficulty of the questions. On the ACT, I find the questions much easier, but the strict time limit for each section makes the test trickier. It really doesn't help your score if you study for one test and hope it helps for the other. For both tests, I recommend doing timed drills. Like sections of each test. For example: Do one or two sections of Critical Reading for the SAT timing yourself. Same for the ACT. I find it is much easier to improve speed and accuracy by just doing parts of the test each time I study, as opposed to doing the whole test each time. It is much more managable. I hope this answers your question.</p>

<p>Get two or three practice tests (already used as real ones) and take them one at a time, looking at your weak spots inbetween.. it shouldn't take too long.</p>

<p>At the very least, take a practice test and make sure your timing is right. Also, examination of the science section in a test prep book would be particularly useful because there is nothing similar in the SAT.</p>

<p>are there any good online practice tests? I really don't feel like buying a prep book.</p>

<p>ACT has one on their website you can take.</p>

<p>wait is the mcgraw book for ACT recommended?</p>