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Is it better to take the SAT or ACT?

Hi guys! I'm a junior, and I'm trying to decide whether to take the SAT or ACT. I know some people say one is easier than the other, but I'm not sure which one would be better for me. How did you guys decide which test to take? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about which test to take. Ultimately, it depends on your personal strengths and preferences. The SAT and ACT are both widely accepted by colleges, so you don't need to worry about one being more favorable than the other in terms of college admissions. The main differences between the two tests are in their structure and content. The SAT focuses more on critical reading, while the ACT has a science section that the SAT does not have. Additionally, the ACT tests more advanced math concepts than the SAT. To figure out which test is a better fit for you, I'd suggest taking a practice test for each one. This will give you a sense of which test format you feel more comfortable with, and you can use your scores to gauge your strengths and weaknesses. From there, you can decide which test to focus on and create a study plan accordingly. Good luck, and I'm sure you'll do great on whichever test you decide to take!

10 months ago

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