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Which standardized test should I take, the SAT or ACT?

Hi everyone! I'm currently a high school junior and I'm wondering whether I should take the SAT or ACT. I've heard different opinions on which one is better. Can someone please give me some advice? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi! It's great that you're starting to think about college admissions. As for whether to take the SAT or ACT, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Each test has its own format and focuses on slightly different skills. The SAT has more of an emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving, while the ACT is more straightforward and tests your knowledge on a wider range of subjects, including science. In terms of scoring, the SAT is scored out of 1600 and the ACT is scored out of 36. My child found it helpful to take a practice test for both exams and then compare their scores using a concordance table. This allowed them to see which test they were more comfortable with and which one they scored higher on. You can find free practice tests online for both the SAT and ACT. Ultimately, I would suggest preparing for and taking the test that best showcases your strengths. Good luck!

9 months ago

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