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Homeschooled student scores perfect 36 on ACT – Huntington Herald Dispatch

By ACT Practice Tests - Last updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Homeschooled student scores perfect 36 on ACT
Huntington Herald Dispatch, WV – Sep 3, 2008
Even with all the good study habits she has passed on, a perfect ACT score wasn't part of the plan. "I knew he'd do well; he's a very bright young man," she

Garrett Dupre's perfect ACT score – The INDsider

By ACT Practice Tests - Last updated: Monday, August 25, 2008
Garrett Dupre's perfect ACT score
The INDsider, LA – Aug 25, 2008
By Leslie Turk Garrett Dupre, a 17-year-old senior at Ascension Episcopal School, aced the ACT exam, one of only five students in the state to score a

Greenville Tech Charter School Student Gets Perfect ACT Score – News Channel 7

By ACT Practice Tests - Last updated: Friday, August 15, 2008

Washington Post
Greenville Tech Charter School Student Gets Perfect ACT Score
News Channel 7, SC – Aug 15, 2008
By Steven Jones GTCHS senior George Johnston was one of three students statewide to receive a 36 on the ACT test. Johnston, who took the test in April,
Florida ACT scores not-so-great at 48 The News-Press
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Three Sources of Authentic ACT Sample Tests to Use for Preparation

By ACT Practice Tests - Last updated: Thursday, January 24, 2008

Using ACT sample tests or ACT practice tests to prepare for the ACT is one of the smartest things you can do to prepare for the ACT test. But where do you find the best tests? It is crucial that you practice with tests that are as close as possible to the real thing.

I know of only of three places where you can get access to real, authentic ACT tests. Two of them are free, the other will cost you just a little bit of money, but is well worth it.

The first place you can get authentic ACT sample tests is at the ACT website. They have a booklet available that has one test with the answer key so that you can see exactly what it looks like. The booklet also tells you which type of question each question is so that you can see if you have an area you need to concentrate on. The advantage of this ACT sample test is that it is free. The disadvantage of this ACT sample test resource is that there is no explanation of the answers. So if you are not sure why your answer is incorrect, you may be left to guess why. I found at least one answer that I didn’t think made sense at all. Click here to download this booklet.

The second place for you to find an authentic ACT sample tests is in the Real ACT Prep Guide. This book doesn’t cost a lot (about $20.00 including shipping from Amazon), but it is well worth that money. If you can improve your test scores by a few points, it may mean the difference between a scholarship or not. My son raised his score by 5 points using this book and some other resources. Is it worth $20.00 to get several thousand dollars in a scholarship? And the best part is that when you are done with it, you can sell it on Amazon and get part or your money back! The big advantages that this source of ACT sample tests has is that it has three actual ACT sample tests in it. Just like the booklet described above, this guide is also made by the makers of the ACT. But unlike the booklet, it has explanations for every answer to every problem. That’s a huge help. No other guide is made by the ACT test makers. This is the only one.

The third place for you to get real ACT sample tests to practice with is not as well known. If you have friends or brothers or sisters that are taking the ACT, see if they have paid the money (it’s only like $16) to get their test book and test score sheet back. If they have, then see if you can borrow it to prepare. That way you’ll have another actual ACT sample test to practice with. It will have the answers to the questions, but there won’t be any explanation of the answers, so you’ll be on your own. But this is another source of ACT sample tests that you might not be aware of.

If you know of any other legitimate sources of real authentic ACT sample tests please let me know!