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Help with English

asianas1asianas1 36 replies3 discussions
Hello I am having trouble with the English Section. I have a princeton review book and reading it every night. Any other suggestions? I have gotten a 22, 26,27 on the english part off 3 practice tests.. I got a 30 on S, 32 on R, and 34 on M so I just have trouble with english.
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  • asianas1asianas1 36 replies3 discussions
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  • FotogenikFotogenik 56 replies2 discussions
    I don't think just reading the chapters is the best way to do well. I got a 36 on the ACT, and I didn't read any practice guides. Instead, I spent what little time I had taking practice tests and reading the explanations for why I got them wrong. The ACT test questions are all very similar in structure, so when you take many practice tests, then you'll know what the test writers are thinking when you read the question.

    Your test scores are actually really good, but since you're Asian (I'm assuming from your profile name)...

    Also, maybe to improve your science score (I dont' know if you want to, but..) you might want to consider taking the test using a different method. For example, I never read the descriptions, I head straight to the questions and look back at descriptions if necessary. (However, I'm also a very fast test-taker, so I have time to do that.)

    Hope that helps!
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  • asianas1asianas1 36 replies3 discussions
    It helped....kinda..... I know I can do better on my science but english is just too hard for me.. I always get two answer choices left and I choose the wrong one.. Also I read the choices really fast and I sometimes miss important parts because of the 45 minute time limit..
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  • FotogenikFotogenik 56 replies2 discussions
    So I would guess that just practicing tests would help b/c it can help increase your test-taking speed AND it allows you to better understand the type of questions you'll get asked. But that doesn't work unless you fully check your answers and understand exactly why you got each one wrong.
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  • asianas1asianas1 36 replies3 discussions
    That's the problem. The PR book tells me what I got wrong but the ACT published practice test doesnt. Although most answers I missed were careless, some answers I have no idea why they are right
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  • FotogenikFotogenik 56 replies2 discussions
    Well, if you post on these threads, it's likely somebody will answer the question that you're having trouble with. (although that IS tedious.) I don't know what else would help (besides not using ACT published tests - which probably isn't smart), so sorry!
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  • asianas1asianas1 36 replies3 discussions
    Thanks for your help!:thumbup:
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