Studying in a hurry

<p>As i mentioned before, i recieved a 27 first time without preparation and would like to prep inorder to get into the 30's. I bought both the Princeton and Real ACT prep books and have read that the combination is ideal since they supplement oneanother so well. The thing is that i was planning on studying over the summer but it turns out that i will be traveling, and i do not want to study while on vacation nor would i have the time. I would be traveling to Mexico and further south, so a lot of travel. So down to the real issue how much study time would be sufficient to achieve my goal. Months or weeks or even days, including an estimated amount of hours.</p>

<p>well i generally studied for a week, but only took 2 practice test, so i would suggest 2-3weeks</p>

<p>Knowing your individual test scores for each subject on the previous ACT test you took would help.</p>

<p>I don't think a lot of study time is necessary for those two books. The Real ACT Prep, short of the useful practice tests it has, does not have a lot of content. </p>

<p>If you're trying to pull a very low Math or English score (they are in my opinion the easiest to raise) out of the gutter, you'll probably have to devote considerably more time to studying, and to more subject specific books.</p>

<p>Scores were:

<p>Reason why the reading is so low is that i moved from Mexico 2 and 1/2 years ago. In class they teach us proper grammer and mechanics but the program on reading comprehension is not very rigerous.</p>

<p>most of the grammar (if not all) is covered by prinction review. I took advance composition last year and we finished the whole grammar book. So, study the prinction review book english section and reading section. The english section is primarly knowing grammar, and some commen sence reasoning question. For the reading part, you need to take plenty of practice tests and develop your own strategy to do well.</p>

<p>Hmm, hard to say. I believe the reading is the hardest to improve on. I would have said the science too except that I did a heck of a lot better in it on this ACT.</p>

<p>My advice would be to develop a strategy that works best for you for the Reading. I find that reading the prose/humanities passage thorough and skipping the passages on the Sciences tends to be a good match for speed/correctness personally.</p>

<p>You can get the AMSCO Preparing for the ACT Math book and identify your problem areas on the Math with that and study them. It's pretty comprehensive in regards to the material on the ACT Math.</p>

<p>just wondering here, but is a 29 on reading equivalent to a 550 on CR (SAT) ? Cause if 29 is higher, i'm seriously gonna give up my long battle to raise my CR score and take the ACT, which i didn't even know what the formats were.</p>

<p>a 29 overall is equivalent to a 1300 on the SAT. so i guess a 29 on an individual section would be like a 650...</p>