a year ago

Improve ACT Score?

Hello! I took my ACT with my school in March and got a 26 overall ( 18 Math, 24 Science, 25 English, 35 Reading, 6 on writing). I’m planning on retaking in July, and was wondering what are some tips for getting a better score? I was also wondering what is the best way to improve my math score, considering I have never really been that great at math and struggle to remember a lot of the math I’ve learned through high school. I was also wondering is it beneficial to retake the writing section? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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a year ago

There are multiple things you can do to improve your ACT score! The first thing I would do is get the ACT review book. The 2023-2024 version comes out on May 9th and can provide you with practice tests along with strategies, tips, and lessons on the subjects contained in the ACT. However, if you are still struggling with math, the ACT creates a dedicated review book for only Math which dives in much deeper than the the general review book. As for writing, I would not take it again since the SAT got rid of the writing portion and colleges do not really care about it when determining admission. If none of these things work, you can always hire a tutor!

🎤a year ago

Thank you so much for the advice! I really appreciate it! I already had one of the books but I think this June I’ll actually try and look through and use it. I got so busy during the school year I didn’t really get the opportunity to sit down and study like I should have.


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