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How do I choose which standardized test to take: the SAT or ACT?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior in high school and I'm trying to decide which standardized test to take: the SAT or ACT. How do I determine which test is better suited for my strengths and weaknesses? Any advice on making this decision would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're planning ahead and trying to make the best decision for yourself. My child went through the same process just a couple of years ago, so I can share some insight from our experience. First, it's important to understand the key differences between the SAT and ACT. The SAT tends to focus more on critical thinking and problem-solving, while the ACT is more content-driven and tests a broader range of subjects, including a science section. To figure out which test might be a better fit for you, consider taking a practice test for both the SAT and ACT. This will give you a sense of the question types, timing, and overall structure of each test. You can find free practice tests online, or your school might even offer them. Once you've taken both practice tests, compare your scores and see which one you performed better on. Additionally, think about which test felt more comfortable or suited your strengths and weaknesses better. Ultimately, it's about choosing the test that you feel most confident in and can achieve the best score on. Best of luck in your decision-making process!

9 months ago

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