I just took my first ACT practice test, and I got a 32. I want to apply to Ivy League schools, so I'm hoping to get a 34 or 35 on the real test in two months. Will I be able to improve this much by then? How many study hours should I put in?
It's possible to improve your score by three points in two months if you put in some solid study hours. I'd recommend studying for around 30 hours total, which comes out to approximately three hours a week. You can set aside a specific block of time every weekend for ACT studying. Make sure you look critically at where you made mistakes on your practice test and why. This will help you to focus your studying and avoid wasting time on parts of the test that you're already acing. Continue taking practice tests along the way to check your progress!