<!--QuoteBegin-Msj+Oct 22 2003, 12:55 AM--> <table border='0' align='center' width='95%' ><tr><td class='quotetop'><b>Quote:</b> (Msj @ Oct 22 2003, 12:55 AM)</td></tr><tr><td class='quotebody'> Ok I'm preparing myself for both coming this Saturday and next Saturday. I have already taken the SAT but I felt that I did bad on it (only 800). I think it was because I was nervous and omitted a lot that I wasn't sure of <!--emo&:(--><img src='http://definecynical.mancubus.net/forum/html/emoticons/sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' /><!--endemo--> So I'm taking it again along with the ACT which I have not taken. Since there are quite a few older members here I was wondering what you'd get on yours? Come on...don't let me feel bad my measly score <!--emo&:P--><img src='http://definecynical.mancubus.net/forum/html/emoticons/tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' /><!--endemo--><!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table> <!--QuoteEEnd--><br>I did well on ACT, enough to get the Missouri Bright Flight scholarship. My suggestion is to take a couple of practice tests, so that you can get into a rythm for the tests. Time management plays a big role in the ACT (though for my test they shortened the English section so that we could take a stupid extra Science section that didn't count, which made me rush a bit). And just being able to get into the 'zone', I find taking an important test like the ACT or a Calc test or something puts me into a trance, which is good.<br><br>You can study/cram for the English section, since many of the questions its asks are things that you can just read up on. The math section you have to already know, more or less, just make sure you haven't forgotten it. Remember that there isn't any restriction of what you can have on your calculator (outside of actual test material, if I remember correctly), so practice using some programs if thats your cup of tea. The Reading section and Science section you just have to be able to read really fast. I did the best on the reading, I think probably because some people don't finish. Reading really requires no higher thinking. For some reason I often remember what part of a page I read something, a skill usually not that handy (as I don't necesarily remember what page), but it came in real handy for the ACT.<br><br>And when you hear people complaining and so forth before the test, remember its not like a regular test, it's a curved test. You want everyone else to do poorly, so take it as a good sign if you hear others voice their worry. Just suck it in and let it boost your ego.<br><br>I actually took a ~4 session/~8 hour ACT prep class. I got one higher on the ACT I took after it, but that was all I needed. The second time you take the ACT you're likely to do better on it.<br><br>The second and last ACT I took was Spring 2002, after my junior year, so some things might have changed.