ACT Score

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  1. A299

    A299 Member

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    Hello forum,
    I am a Junior who aspires to be admitted into USAFA or West Point. My biggest roadblock is my ACT score. I am sitting at, unfortunately, a 21. I'm just curious as to what techniques/strategies, time management skills, and ways to practice that will increase my ACT score? If anyone has any suggestions or any information on how to raise my ACT score I would greatly appreciate it!
     
  2. luckydoggy1234

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    honestly, just read. majority of the act is how fast you can read (reading, english, and science) as well as some basic math concepts. im sorry that i don't have any tricks for the math (to me the math was pretty easy) but for the rest, reading should be fine. also, if you really want to improve your english, study the sat writing stuff. the sat writing has much harder and more difficult grammar questions so you'll gain a lot more insight than just studying the act english.
     
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Check this recent thread on this subject from this forum:
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/starting-to-worry.44830/#post-443494

    A couple of things:
    Take the SAT as well as the ACT multiple times. Many applicants do better on one versus the other.
    If you can afford to take an ACT or SAT course (choose the one you are better at) do so.
    If you cannot afford it, at least get one of the many books on the market and work the book.
    There is also free online tutoring for the SAT and ACT through Khan Academy, a non-profit org which was partially funded by the Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation:
    https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
    https://www.khanacademy.org/college...ol-count/standardized-tests/v/overview-of-act

    My DS improved his score substantially after taking a Kaplan course and repeating the SAT four times.

    Good luck!
     
  4. g041rf0rc3

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  5. g041rf0rc3

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    There are books too.

    search about:

    SQ3R(Reading strategy)
    Cornell(how take notes )
    Mind maps
    Flash cards

    Good luck
     

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    Try to answer the questions in ''less'' time - to prepare yourself for the ''time pressure''
     
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    ACT

    English: 45 min(75 - question)
    Mathematics: 60 min(60- question)
    Reading: 35 min (40 - question)
    Science: 35 min (40- question)
    Optional Writing test: 30 min (note: this test isn't mandatory,but is highly recommended)

    Total: 3 hours and 25 min(excluding breaks)
     
  8. No1Fanof2

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    You need to determine if you are just not having enough time or not strong in understanding the problems. Some of the things on the tests are things you may have done your freshman year, sort of understood it but now may have forgotten. Find a private tutor 4-6 weeks before your next test date. Try to take your test soon after your tutoring sessions. Make sure they can also tutor you on the questions you are iffy about. Khan academy on line has sample tests. Don't forget to answer as many questions as possible in each section.
     

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