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ACT Improvement or AP Tests: Which Is More Important Junior Year?

I’m a junior taking five AP classes this year, and I currently have a 33 ACT score. If I want to maximize my chances of getting merit scholarships for college, should I focus more on improving my ACT score a couple of points or earning high AP scores?
09 Dec '15, 14:31 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Good ACT Score Low SAT Score for Stanford and UPENN?

I'm planning on applying to Stanford and UPENN, which both require students to submit all standardized test scores. My problem is that I have a 33 ACT score but only a 2100 SAT score. The 33 ACT score is at or above average for these schools, but the 2100 is solidly below average. I also have a part...
17 Dec '15, 09:15 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How Can I Improve on ACT Science?

I'm scoring very high on all sections of the ACT except for the science section. I consistently get almost half of the questions wrong. What can I do to improve my performance?
17 Dec '15, 10:27 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is a 28 a Good ACT Score for an 8th Grader?

I'm in 8th grade, and I just took the ACT after studying from a prep book. I had some time issues on the test, but I ended up getting a 28. Is this a good score for an 8th grader? What's a realistic future score goal?
17 Dec '15, 10:45 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best ACT Prep Books for English and Reading?

I've consistently earned near-perfect scores on the Math and Science sections of the ACT, but my English and Reading scores are significantly lower (by ten points or so!). Which prep books should I use to improve my scores on the English and Reading sections?
29 Dec '15, 15:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Superscoring for the ACT sections

I know that colleges look at one ACT composite score. My question is: Can you take the best section scores from different tests and send those to colleges to create your best composite?
07 Jan '16, 17:41 Laura_PrepSc...536
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ACT English/Writing combined score - what's the point?

For both of the tests my daughter took, there was no difference between her English score and the combined English/Writing score (included at the bottom of the score report). Do some people's scores change when you lump the two together? Otherwise, I don't see what the point is.
08 Jan '16, 14:31 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Best ACT prep books for Reading and English?

I've practiced a bit for the ACT, but I'm still scoring lower than I would like on the Reading and English sections (22 in Reading and 28 in English as opposed to 34 in Math and 35 in Science). Which prep books should I use to improve my scores on those sections?
15 Jan '16, 17:59 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should you send ACT scores to your high school?

I just took the ACT, and I don't know if I should have my ACT scores sent to my high school. I would appreciate anyone sharing the benefits of sending or not sending these scores. Also, if your high school sends your score reports to colleges, is it cheaper than sending them yourself?
19 Jan '16, 10:50 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do I need to know scientific facts to do well on ACT Science?

As an ACT newbie, I'm a little nervous about the Science section. Do I need to study the scientific material that's on the test before I take it?
19 Jan '16, 11:09 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How much do I need to study to raise my ACT score four points?

I have about three months to study for the ACT, and I'm trying to raise my score from a 27 to a 31. How many hours per week should I study? How many hours should I try to fit in total?
19 Jan '16, 12:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Improve ACT score from 32 to 35 in two months?

I just took my first ACT practice test, and I got a 32. I want to apply to Ivy League schools, so I'm hoping to get a 34 or 35 on the real test in two months. Will I be able to improve this much by then? How many study hours should I put in?
19 Jan '16, 12:42 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I take the ACT instead of the SAT?

Would it be a good idea for me to switch to the ACT if I'm having trouble with the SAT? I can't seem to get my score above a 1900 even though I'm one of the top students in my class. I think my issue with the SAT is that the questions are asked in indirect ways, and I can't figure out exactly what I...
21 Jan '16, 21:16 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do I need to study for the ACT?

I just found out that my parents signed me up for the next administration of the ACT, and I don't have much time to study for it between my classes and other commitments. I already got a very high score on the SAT, and I've heard that the ACT is easier. Will I be ok just winging it? I'm aiming for a...
22 Jan '16, 16:15 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Submitting December ACT scores to UT Austin?

I'm applying to UT Austin next year, and I'm curious whether they will accept December ACT scores for a regular decision application. Will I be able to submit scores from the December 10th test date? Or do I need to plan on taking my last test in October?
25 Jan '16, 09:00 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Key components of a great ACT essay?

I'm nervous about the Writing section of the ACT because I have a hard time writing under pressure. What should I make sure I include in my essay for a high score?
25 Jan '16, 09:35 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Suspicious ACT score improvement? How much is too much?

I didn't know anything about the ACT when I first took it, so I scored much lower than I was hoping (22). I've been studying a lot in the interim, and I'm predicting a composite score of around 30 based on practice tests. My question is whether the ACT will think I cheated if my score changes this m...
25 Jan '16, 10:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Already sent my SAT score, but now have a better ACT score?

I was happy with my SAT score (2220), so I sent it to UT Austin, my top choice college. However, I took the ACT recently because I figured I should try both tests, and I got a 35 on it. I feel like I made a huge mistake in sending the SAT score since my ACT score is comparatively higher. Should I se...
25 Jan '16, 15:51 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Send both SAT and ACT or leave out lower SAT score?

I scored 1850 on the SAT and 29 on the ACT. My ACT score converts to a higher SAT score (by 100 points or so), so should I just send that to colleges and leave out my SAT score? Or is it a better idea to send both to make myself look more well-rounded? I'm applying to UC schools if that matters.
25 Jan '16, 16:11 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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ACT prep book to use after the official red book?

I'm looking for a supplementary prep book that I can use after the official ACT red book, but I'm not sure which one I should get. What's the best option?
26 Jan '16, 10:50 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best strategy for conflicting viewpoints on ACT Science?

I do ok on ACT science passages where you have to read graphs and answer questions about data, but I struggle with the conflicting viewpoints section. How can I improve?
26 Jan '16, 11:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best ACT Math prep book for improving low scores?

I'm worried about my ACT math score because I've been getting 17s and 18s on practice tests. I really would like to raise it up to a 25. Which review book is the best option for me?
27 Jan '16, 09:46 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Good ACT score for Cornell as an engineering major?

My GPA is a 3.9, and I have quite a few extracurriculars, but I haven't taken the ACT yet. I want to apply early decision to Cornell as an engineering major - what score should I aim for to be relatively sure of admission? Should I focus more on the Math and Science sections or will they pretty much...
27 Jan '16, 10:19 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I skip straight to the questions on ACT Science?

I've tried reading the passage first, and I've tried skipping straight to the questions. I got the same score with both strategies (26, but I'm hoping for a 29+). Which strategy gives me the best chance of improving my score next time?
29 Jan '16, 14:28 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Does it take longer to get ACT scores for standby testers?

Is there any difference in the turnaround time for scores for standby test-takers? If so, how much longer will it take to get them than it takes for normal scores?
29 Jan '16, 18:56 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Time management on ACT Science?

How much time should I spend on each passage in ACT Science? Should I plan to spend different amounts of time on different types of passages? I'm having trouble pacing myself appropriately - I always end up missing like 3 or 4 questions at the end.
30 Jan '16, 12:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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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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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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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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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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