2 years ago
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Act aid

I am a senior, and because of a rough patch in my junior year, my gpa is at a weighted 3.4. I am taking a ACT next tuesday and I've already taken two ACT's. I've studied for one of them and got a lower school than the one I didn't study for. Please help I can improve my studying, I'm really trying here.

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2 years ago

I would start by finding your weakest points on the test. Try to remember back to the past two you've taken and think about what parts you may have struggled with. If you can't remember, looking at the breakdown of where you scored best and lowest of the three subjects can help too!

Now that you've found your weak links, look up study methods, there's hundreds invented by people who were struggling just like you. Make a list of the ones you are most interested in trying. Flashcards really help me, as well as creating rhymes and drawings to help me remember formulas.

When you study, do it in short bursts with breaks in between. Try 30 minutes of studying and then walk away for 10 minutes and do something entirely unrelated. Exercising during this period has been shown to be helpful as well! When you come back after your break, test a new study method on your list and keep repeating until you find one that works best for you!

Most importantly, get good sleep, drink lots of water, and eat breakfast before your test. You've got this in the bag!

2 years ago

Maybe you should study differently.

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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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