<p>Ok, so even on the SAT I run really tight on time and barely make it for CR sections and every now and then Math.</p>
<p>I took an ACT diagnostic today and I was way over the time limit for the sections. The timing was so tough! </p>
<p>Here is how I did:
33 English - went over the time limit by about 5 minutes!
30 Math (I failed miserably, I know...made about 3-4 careless errors) - went over by about 3 minutes
32 Reading - went over by a solid 9 minutes. I took me about 10-11 minutes per passage, so I was pretty much out of time after the 3rd of four passages.
30 Science - about 3-4 minutes over the time limit </p>
<p>COMPOSITE (you take all and divide by 4 right?): 31 </p>
<p>So, now I finally understand what the ACT is all about and I like it! </p>
<p>ENGLISH 33 -I really liked it because it flowed and was interesting. Also the 4 answer choices instead of the 5 on the SAT was easier to deal with. BUT, once again, timing was the issue. I spent quite a while on some questions and zoomed by on others. Also, upon review of my test, I realize all my errors were SILLY errors. I guess this is a good thing? (meaning I don;t need to review much?). SAT has so many rules to know, which I know by heart, but what kind of review am I supposed to do for the ACT? I made 5 errors, all of which were stupid mistakes. </p>
<p>MATH 30 - Wow, real math for once (unlike SAT) and I guess my score proved it. I made 1 bubbling error (cost me a 31), and a couple silly errors. But, I made a couple mistakes that I was legit. stumped on/messed up due to not knowing something. So, what do I do to get over the time constraint and get to maybe 35 in Math? How do you work so quickly without making errors? I took a couple extra minutes and STILL messed up!</p>
<p>READING 32 - Yea! This section rocks because it is much easier than the SAT, at least to me. BUT, 4 wrong is a 32! That's harsh! BUT, timing is a HUGE issue for this section! How do you approach the reading and answering? Unlike the SAT, it seems you actually need to kind read in detail to pick out the info. for the answers unlike on the SAT where it's more abstract q's. I feel like this section is like the Math of the SAT....harsh curve. How can I get to say no errors, BUT stay on time?! What are the strategies?</p>
<p>SCIENCE 30 - WOW! One topic thing messed up my score! It was a unique section which I liked. I got perfect on everything except 1 passage where I made 4 errors! So, what can I do to stay on time and what are the strategies for this section? I feel like a 34+ would be really easy for me to get because I made all my errors on one topic meaning there is something I don't know about this section/how to interpret a certain type of data.</p>
<p>All advice for all sections will help me a lot! I will try to write another diagnostic maybe next weekend and see if I improve/stay on time! I also got a 2090 on my May SAT and was disappointed. What do you think I should focus on for now....SAT that I will take in Oct. or ACT that I would take in Sept.? How much higher do you think I could get my ACT to by just getting more familiar + some practice? I have yet to take SAT IIs too....</p>