<p>and took the official practice test. Now, I must say, I found the ACT much easier than the sat. I've only taken the first two sections (english and math) and I scored a 35 and 36 on those sections, respectively. I seriously recommend some of you to try it out, just to see. You might find it easy and decide to take that over the sat (I might do it)!</p>
<p>I'm not sure the phrase "it's not as easy as you think" stills is valid given the fact that I got a 35 and 36 (yes, within the time limit). I was just saying, for some, the test may be easier and people should look into it.</p>
<p>Well, most of my friends, who scored around 33~35 on that Prep test,
resulted in 30~32 in the actual test.
Similar thing happened to me with SAT.
My point is, therefore, don't overly trust the official prep test scores.</p>
<p>I agree that the ACT isn't as easy as you think. It tests some material (e.g., science) that isn't tested on the SAT at all, it tests some material at a higher level that the SAT (e.g., math), and the time pressure is far worse on the ACT than on the SAT. Attached is the link for the research report relating to the 2006 ACT administration: <a href="http://www.act.org/news/data/06/pdf/National2006.pdf%5B/url%5D">http://www.act.org/news/data/06/pdf/National2006.pdf</a>
Note the figures in Table 2.1 -- of more than 1.2 million students who took the test, only 216 got a perfect composite score of 36. That's roughly about 1 student out of every 5,500 who take the test.</p>