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How do I decide between the SAT and ACT?

Hi guys, I'm a junior and I need to decide whether to take the SAT or ACT. I'm not sure which one would be better for me. How did you decide which test to take, and what factors should I consider? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hey there! I can understand the dilemma you're facing, and I remember when my child was in the same position. The decision between the SAT and ACT can be a bit confusing, but I'll try to give you some pointers to help you decide. First, you should know that most colleges and universities accept both SAT and ACT scores, so don't stress too much about which one you choose. The important thing is to pick the one that you feel more comfortable with and perform better on. One way to determine this is by taking a practice test for both exams. See which one you find more enjoyable and where you score higher. The SAT focuses more on critical reading and analytical thinking, while the ACT has a science section and is a bit more straightforward in terms of its questions. Another factor to consider is whether you prefer a test with or without a guessing penalty. The SAT doesn't penalize you for wrong answers, while the ACT does. Lastly, consider the test dates and locations available for each test, and which ones work best for your schedule. Once you've taken these factors into consideration, you should be able to make a more informed decision. Best of luck in your test-taking journey, and I hope this helps!

10 months ago

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