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Should I take the ACT or the SAT?

Hi everyone, I'm not sure which college admissions test I should take, the SAT or the ACT. Is there a significant difference between the two, and how do I decide which one is the better fit for me? Thanks in advance for any advice!

9 months ago

Hi! It's great that you're considering which test to take for your college admissions. While both the SAT and ACT are widely accepted by colleges, they do have some differences that might make one a better fit for you than the other.

The SAT focuses more on evidence-based reasoning and analytical skills, whereas the ACT also tests your knowledge of specific subject matter. The ACT also includes a Science section, which the SAT does not have. You may want to take a practice test of both (there are many free resources online to do this) and see which one feels more comfortable for you.

Some students find the ACT's time constraints to be more challenging, while others find the SAT's in-depth questions and vocabulary to be a tougher hurdle. Ultimately, it's important to choose the test that better aligns with your skills and preferences.

For more information and guidance, I recommend checking out this blog post on CollegeVine: https://blog.collegevine.com/act-vs-satsat-subject-tests/. Good luck, and happy testing!

9 months ago

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