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ACT Reading - Should I read the questions or passage first?

I’m really working on improving my ACT reading score (23). Something I am confused about is whether I should be reading the passage before looking at the questions, or reading all of the questions before reading the passage. What are the pros and cons of each?
09 May '18, 07:28 joeroot1234(suspended)
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Study help for Big Picture type questions - ACT English?

Hello friends, I am going to take the ACT for a second time soon (got a 32 first time), and constantly get the big picture questions wrong on ACT English. I get one of these questions wrong about every other test. I review, decide it makes sense. Then go on to the next test where I miss one yet aga...
29 Mar '18, 12:10 senazuch1
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Not long ago i pointed out that a good deal web sites like solarmovie which offer no cost video knowledge of High definition. What could they get rid of supplying these totally free services? What is the catch the people don’t understand about? Furthermore, in today’s set up-up, almost nothing is su...
26 Dec '17, 06:24 karenwguinnr11
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Is cashback from on-line casino true?

I am just serious about testing out online casinos but is hesitant to create investment decision. Could it be real they are supplying game slot online indonesia? Which are the feasible stuff that I have to expect from using it? How could i start.
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Same Exact SAT Score?

I took my first SAT Practice test and got a 1130. The next time I did significantly worse and got a 1040. Now, I have taken another practice test and got a 1130 again! Is this normal?
30 Oct '16, 20:39 Fred_PrepSch...101
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Barron's ACT vs Barron's ACT 36

I need to get a new prep book (that I'll actually use) for the February ACT. What's the difference between Barron's ACT and Barron's ACT 36?
23 Aug '16, 18:07 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Actual ACT test drastically different than my Practice tests

I take practice tests at home with the same official time limit, sometimes 5 minutes less in order to compensate for filling out the bubbles. I get about composite 32-34 range with the practice tests. I have only taken the previously administered tests. I've also all the tests from the red ACT book,...
16 Aug '16, 15:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How can I boost my reading speed for the ACT reading section?

Hi, I am really struggling with the ACT reading section. I have never finished it on time. It usually takes me 45 minutes to complete this 35 minites' section. I took the ACT once and due to the time limit, I didn't get to look at the articles thoroughly. Can you please give me some advice? Thank yo...
08 Jul '16, 14:05 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is it bad to take the ACT more than 3 times?

I've taken the ACT 3 times, and I've gotten the same composite score (28) every. single. time. It only goes up to a 29 even with superscoring, and I really would like to score above a 30. Will I look bad to colleges if I take the test a fourth time?
27 Jun '16, 16:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT Prep for Free

Without paying expenses, how would one prep for the ACT?
27 Jun '16, 13:48 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How can I prepare for the ACT in a month?

Hey everyone, I'm a rising junior, and wanted to know how should I prepare for the ACT under the following conditions: Desired score: 34+ Time: One month Date of exam: October 2016 (ACT with writing)
27 Jun '16, 07:07 Borris0111
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How and When Do I Prep For the ACT? Rising Sophomore As of Now

Hello, I am unsure when I should really start putting hours into prepping for the ACT. I'm a rising sophomore (meaning I'll be 10th grade for 2016-2017 year) and just took my a few practice tests at home to determine where I'm at. Math: 32 English: 31 Reading: 28 Science: 30 These are the scores I g...
26 Jun '16, 16:11 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How do I balance ACT prep and school work?

I am finding it very hard to balance my school work and studying for the ACT. It's the end of the year, so I have to study for finals and I have a lot of essays to write! There's barely any extra time to study for the ACT. Do you have any tips for managing both?
14 Jun '16, 09:38 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How to prep for both SAT and ACT using PrepScholar?

What recommendations would you suggest? Rising junior thinking of PrepScholar for SAT prep this summer with an eye to PSAT in the fall and then ACT and SAT in winter/spring. How would one best use PrepScholar to prepare? What test scheduling would you suggest? What would you tack on to the SAT PrepS...
10 Jun '16, 12:00 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Should I take the SAT and the ACT senior fall?

Hi - I'm looking to prep for both SAT and ACT this summer and take both tests in the fall. It looks like the ACT test date is one month before the SAT test date. Is it a good idea to prep for both this summer? Previous SAT score: 1750 Previous ACT score: 28 Thanks - Rising Senior C/O 2017
06 Jun '16, 15:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Mid-20s on ACT Reading - how to improve?

I keep taking practice tests, but my score never seems to shift from around a 25 on the Reading section. Going straight to the questions didn't work at all for me. Should I just read the whole passage very fast first? Every time I take it I freak out about time...got any tips for me?
27 May '16, 10:46 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is the ACT harder than the SAT?

I just took an ACT practice test, and it seemed super hard to me in comparison to the SAT! I ran out of time on everything except Math (which I actually thought was relatively easy). I was most pressed for time on Reading, and I had a hard time understanding the Science section. I didn't have any ti...
27 May '16, 09:14 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Are the practice tests from the Red Book also on ACT.org?

I'm wondering if the Red Book (Real Act Prep Guide) merely contains the same tests found on ACT.org, or if they are completely different. If so, are the ones in the Red Book better? I'm referring to the five tests provided on the ACT website.
11 May '16, 11:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I use the elimination process for all ACT questions?

On PrepScholar, you recommend trying to eliminate all answers until we find the correct one. I'm working on using this technique, but sometimes I am fairly certain that the answer choice I pick is correct and feel that it will waste time to try to eliminate answers. Should I only eliminate answer c...
03 May '16, 15:55 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can you please explain the rule of the transition word "however"?

English is not my first language, and I’m having trouble understanding correct transitions with the word “however.” On our mock ACT the question was: Snowflakes form from tiny water droplets, following a specific process of chemical bonding as they freeze which results in a six-sided figure. The ...
28 Apr '16, 12:56 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT Online Prep

Hello, I read in one of your posts about the best ways to prep for the ACT that their online prep program is useful only for the practice test, but the lessons are "no good." I bought the online program before I read this, and I really trust the PrepScholar advice. I was wondering if you could expla...
13 Apr '16, 12:28 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is Taking the SAT Good Practice for ACT?

I've barely practiced for the ACT, but I've taken the SAT twice and am hoping that experience will be useful. I'm worried though. Will the experience of having taken the SAT help me at all with the ACT?
12 Apr '16, 11:45 Laura_PrepSc...536
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2012-2013 Preparing for the ACT?

I can't find a link for the 2012-2013 Preparing for the ACT booklet - can you give it to me?
11 Apr '16, 19:06 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Real ACT Prep Guide (3rd Ed.) same difficulty as real ACT?

Are the practice exams in "The Real ACT Prep Guide 3rd Edition" easier or harder than the real ACT exam? Or are some of the questions too easy?
11 Apr '16, 13:50 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How long do I need to prepare for the ACT if I already have a decent SAT score?

I'm planning to take the ACT, and I'm going to be a senior after this summer. I'm not familiar with the test at all, and I recently purchased the Red ACT book. Since I have the summer, I'm wondering when should I start prepping for the test. I've already taken the (old) SAT and scored a 1940 on it. ...
11 Apr '16, 13:37 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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One Week Before the ACT

Hi, Should I do any prep work one week before the ACT? Many websites suggest that it would be best to take a break a week before the exam since you are less likely to learn new things. Rather, it is important to have a good diet, exercise, and sleep! However, I feel that I keep up my "testing stamin...
04 Apr '16, 09:30 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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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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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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