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Does Boston University Superscore the ACT?

I can't figure out whether Boston University superscores the ACT or not!
05 Apr '16, 12:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Good ACT Math, Grammar Prep for 11th Grade December?

Is there any book or prep material for the Math and Grammar portion of the ACT? Something that teaches you the stuff, not just gives you practice tests. This is super important to me because a lot of the stuff on the test are things that our school doesn't plan to cover as a part of our curriculum f...
04 Apr '16, 19:07 Laura_PrepSc...536
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18/36 on 7th grade ACT Writing - above average?

My 7th grade son took the ACT with Writing and got a 18/36 on the Writing section. Is this score above average?
04 Apr '16, 16:39 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How does registration for ACT standby testing work?

I need to register for ACT standby testing because I missed the late deadline for the next test date. How do I sign up? Will I have to pay any fees before I (hopefully) take the test?
04 Apr '16, 15:52 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Does ACT Math get harder after question #30?

I know it sounds dumb, but when I did some practice math tests, I consistently got the first 30 or 35 correct, then miss like 5 to 8 in the next 30. Does the math get harder the further you go or am I just rushing and losing focus?
04 Apr '16, 14:43 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Study for ACT and SAT Simultaneously?

Is it a good idea to prepare for the SAT and ACT simultaneously? What if, for instance, I want to take the ACT in September and the SAT in October? Or even if I want to take both the SAT and ACT in June? Is this doable, or is this a terrible idea?
31 Mar '16, 14:29 Laura_PrepSc...536
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MIT with 33 ACT Score But 27 on Reading?

I'm hoping to apply to some very selective engineering colleges, including MIT and Caltech. I'm a little worried about my ACT scores because I only got a 27 on the Reading section. This is six points below any of my other section scores. Will it hurt me in the admissions process?
31 Mar '16, 11:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I use satire in the ACT essay?

I'm taking the ACT next month, and I really want to practice my essays. I'm just wondering if I'll be marked down for writing a satirical piece. For example, there's a prompt about public health and safety versus freedom. I'd like to write (sarcastically) that public health doesn't matter if the tin...
30 Mar '16, 15:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How long does an ACT essay rescore take?

I sent off a letter to the ACT asking for my essay to be rescored two weeks ago. However, I haven't seen any change in results, or any indication that the request is being processed or has even been received. Am I supposed to receive some sort of indication that the request was received? How long wi...
30 Mar '16, 12:11 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Is the ACT essay different from the SAT essay?

I've already taken the SAT three times, but I also plan on taking the ACT to make sure I'm not missing out on a higher score. Is the ACT essay a lot different from the SAT essay, or are they pretty comparable? If there are major differences, how should I adjust my approach/practice methods to make s...
30 Mar '16, 12:11 Laura_PrepSc...536
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34 vs 35/36 on the ACT - What's the difference?

Is there a big difference between 34 and a 35 or 36 composite score on the ACT? I got a 34 composite (34 34 34 32 essay 8/12) the first time I took it. I’m perfectly fine with my score, but my mother wants me to retake it. So for the next ACT, I’d like to raise my essay score to at least 30-32 and m...
29 Mar '16, 16:14 Laura_PrepSc...536
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When do colleges get ACT scores if you use the free reports?

If you choose send any or all of the four free ACT score reports that come with registration, how long after the test date will it take for colleges to get your scores?
29 Mar '16, 15:31 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT practice tests: Answer explanations?

I took my first ACT practice test last Saturday, and I've been going through my answers and trying to learn from my mistakes. I noticed that the SAT provides an Answer and Explanations booklet for practice tests, but it seems as though the ACT does not. Are there explanations for ACT practice test q...
29 Mar '16, 15:12 Laura_PrepSc...536
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December 2015 ACT results available before January 2016?

If I take the ACT on December 12, 2015, will I get my results back before January 2016?
29 Mar '16, 13:29 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Retake the ACT? High total ACT but low Writing score

My ACT composite score is 33, but I only got a 6 out of 12 on the essay. Should I retake the ACT Plus Writing?
29 Mar '16, 13:08 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How do I stay focused on ACT Reading?

I've done pretty well on the ACT, but I still want to improve my Reading score (I'm around a 29/30 right now, and I'd like to get up into the 33-36 range). My main problem is staying focused in my studying and getting through all the passages. How can I improve my focus in both studying and taking t...
29 Mar '16, 10:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT writing prompts?

Where can I find good practice prompts for the ACT Writing section? I'm worried about it because I heard that people are getting lower scores on the latest version. :/
23 Mar '16, 13:02 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Barron's or Princeton Review for ACT prep?

I'm trying to decide whether to get Barron's ACT, Barron's 36 and Barron's Workbooks or Princeton Review and Spark Notes. What should I buy? Is Spark Notes a good ACT prep book? How do Barron's and Princeton Review compare to each other?
18 Mar '16, 18:27 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How accurate are the ACT scoring machines?

I took a district-administered ACT today, and I erased a few answers and filled in a different bubble very darkly. The erased bubble was on the grayish side with the eraser I was using. In my experience with regular scantrons, they see both of them as marked and score it wrong. I assume the ACT grad...
17 Mar '16, 11:10 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How can I stay awake while studying for the ACT?

I have the ACT coming up around April, and have not begun studying for it until today, I know, horrible right? I have started today and have begun to realize I can't go ten minutes without passing out. Can you give me motivation and advice on how to make studying fun?
08 Mar '16, 16:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is it bad to listen to music while taking practice tests?

Is it okay to listen to music while doing prep and taking practice tests? I literally cannot sit and work on it in silence without losing focus.
08 Mar '16, 10:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Calculator apps to use on the ACT?

Which apps or important features should I get on my new calculator? I know our math teacher this past school year gave us numerous apps throughout the year that my calculator did not originally have. I can't remember if I actually used any on the ACT, but I felt they were nice to have. Are there any...
07 Feb '16, 16:18 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Practice resources for ACT Math?

I've been doing a bunch of practice for the ACT and it seems like my scores are not going up at all anymore. I'm at a standstill with Math (can't get above 25). Any suggestions to help me improve my score? A book, a website with helpful videos, or anything? I just need some new ways to try to bring ...
05 Feb '16, 18:57 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Will SAT prep help me on the ACT?

I know that the two tests are pretty different, but will studying for the SAT make you more prepared for the English, Reading and Math sections of the ACT? I've already taken the SAT, but I want to try out the ACT too, and I'm not sure what my game plan should be or if I even need to study more.
05 Feb '16, 09:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT without Writing useless if schools want Writing section?

I am a sophomore and I took the ACT and got a 35. However I took the ACT without writing and I saw that most colleges require the ACT Plus Writing. Does this mean that my ACT score without writing is useless or is there some way for me to take just the writing? I am planning to go to either Michigan...
03 Feb '16, 10:25 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Tips for hard ACT Math problems?

I always crash and burn at the end of the ACT Math section on the last 15 questions (like, I get maybe one or two of them right). My score has consistently been around a 25, but I'd really like to get it up above a 27. Any advice?
02 Feb '16, 17:57 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Postpone ACT or Drive 50 Miles?

So I forgot to register for the April ACT and the last day to sign up is coming up. Of course all the seats within a 50 mile radius are taken. Should I just study really hard over the next few months and take it June? The nearest test center with seats available is a 1 hour drive, so I'd have to wak...
02 Feb '16, 16:10 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Best ACT review book to raise score from 33 to 36?

Last year I took the ACT as a sophomore and received a 32 with no preparation. Now, after reading some of the science strategies from Princeton Review, and after studying for SAT CR, I am within the 33-34 range. What books should I buy to raise my ACT score to a 36? I have about 7 months to do it. I...
02 Feb '16, 15:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How can I send all of my ACT scores to colleges?

For the UC schools I have to send in all results from every test I have taken, but the ACT doesn't seem to have score choice. How can I send them all my scores? Do I need to send each individual score to the school or can I send them everything at once?
02 Feb '16, 14:03 Laura_PrepSc...536
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What does a high score on the ACT truly provide?

I keep procrastinating my studies for the act primarily due to the homework load at my high school and to have some free time. My current ACT score is 24 and I was planning to reach 30 at least. However, I'm starting to wonder what a score in the 30+ range will really get me besides admission to sel...
01 Feb '16, 18:52 Laura_PrepSc...536

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