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Is it better to take the SAT or the ACT?

Hello! I'm a high school junior who's starting to think about standardized testing. I've been hearing a lot of debate about whether it's better to take the SAT or the ACT. What are the main differences between these tests, and which one do you think is better for college admissions? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hello there! It's great that you're starting to think about standardized testing early. The main difference between the SAT and the ACT is their structure and focus. The SAT has two main sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. The ACT has four sections: English, Math, Reading, and Science reasoning. The ACT also has an optional writing section, while the SAT includes an optional essay section. Each test has its own unique scoring system, but colleges typically accept either score. As for which test is better for college admissions, that really depends on the individual student. Some students perform better on the SAT, while others excel on the ACT. The best advice I can give you is to take a practice test for both and see which one you feel more comfortable with. After that, you can focus on preparing for the test that suits you best. Good luck!

10 months ago

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