ACT Scores

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  1. NYxJon93

    NYxJon93 Member

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    My highest scores as of now is: Composite-30, English-28, Math-30, Reading-30, and Science-33

    What should I improve on?
     
  2. RPT1981

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    See if you can "tweak" math a bit higher, but your scores are fantastic.
     
  3. OBXmom

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    Have you taken the SAT's yet? Because of the way our brains work, people will usually do significantly better on one that the other. Just a thought.
     
  4. smle

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    Scores look solid. The Academy super scores so take it as much as you want to try to improve each area. Our son took the test 3 times. His finals were 35M 33 Sci 33 R and 28 Eng. He also took the SAT's.

    But remember, you can have high scores but you need to be well rounded, also. Be sure that you are working on leadership, community service, sports, and your overall fitness. The Academy is looking at ALL parts of you not just the brain.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Liberator45

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    If you would like to boost your scores, consider taking an ACT/SAT prep class. I took the ACT prep class offered by Sylvan. My previous scores were Composite: 31 English: 33, Math: 33, Reading: 32, Science: 31. I had taken the ACT four times before taking the class and got three 31 composite scores in a row. I felt like I could do better on the test but as one score increased, another decreased, keeping the composite score low.

    The class really helped me with the timing and it gets you familiar with the questions. My final test scores are as follows: Composite: 34, English: 35, Math: 32, Reading: 35, Science: 33. My math score went down by one point, but the Academy super scores, so that is not a big concern. As you can see, the class did help me improve my scores. I believe the class was around $600, but Sylvan has $100 off coupons on their site. This may be an option to consider, but you have to decide if the cost will be worth the benefit.
     
  6. packermatt7

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    They look good. You can always try to improve. English would obviously be the easiest. Otherwise you look fine.
     
  7. futureAFA

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    If you consider the money you save by going to Air Force Academy its worth it id say :thumb:
     
  8. NYxJon93

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    Thank you for the replies!!! :thumb:
     
  9. Liberator45

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    That is exactly what I told my mom:shake:
     
  10. bandit

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    When my DS was taking his test. I offered to pay for him to take the Princeton Review class for the SAT or pay him the money and he could study on his own. The class was $900. They promised his scores would increase by 200 points. So he had to improve by 200 points. He chose to self study. He bought their book, which wasn't much. Studied and retook the test and improved by 220 points. Mind you he didn't have a low score to begin with, so it wasn't like it was an easy improvement.

    My DD was offered the same option. She chose to take the class. She improved by 230 points.

    So, the improvement can come from the book or from the class. Just depends on how you prefer to study. If you do better with guided study, take the class. If you can make a study plan and stick to it, buy the book.
     
  11. navy2016

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    my parents probably spent over 500 dollars on test prep workbooks

    my sister earned a full ride scholarship based on financial need to duke

    I'm working with these same things hoping to improve my act scores for USNA and AFA.




    as for the main post:
    I do believe u can improve on math (I made a 31 and I was only a b+ student in myp/honors precal).

    Your other scores look nice. I was told that they put more emphasis on math-is this true?
     
  12. Jobe

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    I just got my ACT scores and have a few questions on them.

    Composite: 34
    English: 35
    Math: 35
    Reading: 34
    Science: 30
    My writing score is not in yet.

    I am sure I can improve the science score because I had to totally guess the last 5 questions and super rushed the 5 questions before those because I ran out of time (I had to use the restroom in the middle of the reading test, felt like a total idiot but had plenty of time on that one). So I was wondering if the USAFA takes your highest score from each section or your highest overall test performance? Also, how important is the science portion? How important is the writing portion (I'm a little nervous about that one)?

    Thank you,
    Joe
     
  13. NYxJon93

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    USAFA takes your highest score from each section
     

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