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  1. Academy_hopeful19

    Academy_hopeful19 Member

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm interested in applying to the SA's and I would like some advice on SAT/ACT studying, specifically in the Reading and English sections. I have good math scores: SAT-740, ACT-35, PSAT-76, but not so much for the other sections. I've tried using the official SAT study book and online ACT practice quizzes, but they have not helped much. I plan on taking another ACT at the beginning of next school year, and I would like to be prepared for when the time comes. I am a junior in high school now if anyone is wondering.

    Thanks,
    Robert
     
  2. Canihas

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    Other than what you are doing, taking the test several times will give you an advantage. I have taken the ACT 5 times (only 30 super scored) and I received a LOA (letter of assurance) with a subsequent offer of appointment.

    Submitting several ACT scores, whether they be the same, lower, or higher each time, will give you an advantage over someone who has taken it only once. It shows effort, and it may be a deciding factor when your candidate file is brought up at the admissions board.
     
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    I had not thought that the number of tests you had taken would make a difference. So far I have taken 5 SAT's and 2 ACT's, so I'll be sure to take more in the future. Thank you!
     
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    I don't know what kind of course selection is available to you but I took AP English Lit during my junior year and it helped me with the ACT. I will admit that I was probably better at the reading section starting off than you are, but nonetheless it helped. My teacher gave us multiple choice practice from released AP tests every week. I took the April ACT after a year of that and scored a 36 on the Reading section, a +4 increase from my previous ACT Reading earlier in the academic year and +6 from my first ACT Reading. I

    The English section on both the SAT and the ACT is mostly just knowing the grammar rules. If you learn them, and take the test carefully, this should be the easiest of all the sections get a score increase.
     

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