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a year ago
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is it okay to study for a part of the act for a superscore?
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I'm taking the April ACT and it'll be my second time taking the ACT. I want to improve my science and reading scores, so is it a good idea to only focus on those two sections when I take my test? Then, in the summer, I will focus on the math and english sections. But is it okay if I rely on my superscore?

Right now, my plan is taking a mini quiz for english on sat, math on sun, reading mon, science tues. on wednesday and thursday i was thinking of doing a focused study session emphasizing the reading and science sections, with fridays being my break day.

also, any tips for the act?

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a year ago

I think it is wise to focus on areas of improvement, and if you're going into a degree that's correlates to an ACT section (English, Math, Reading, Science), improving that particular score might look better on an application.

You might also look into doing at-home practice tests. There's an official ACT practice book that I use. It takes about three hours for each practice test, but it helps me manage my time better, and I stress out less on test day. The book also has tips on improvement, tailored to your specific needs. Great if you want to improve in certain areas! Hope that helps!

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a year ago

I have done this before, it isn’t the best way to study. You should review everything, even sections you excel in. You should be focusing more on the sections you need working on, of course.

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a year ago

Hi @dancer3270!

Not all schools accept super scores, so it doesn't sound like the best strategy to study for the ACT. I cannot give you ACT-specific tips, (I've only taken the SAT) but I suggest you give more preparation time to the section in which you are the weakest.

Hope this helps!

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