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Should I take the ACT or SAT, or both?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I need to decide whether to take the ACT, SAT, or both. I've heard different opinions on which test is better, but I'm not sure what's best for me. How should I decide which test(s) to take? Any advice would be super helpful!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting this process early. Deciding whether to take the ACT, SAT, or both can be a bit confusing, but I'll share some advice based on my experience with my own child. First, consider taking a practice test for both the ACT and SAT to see which one you're more comfortable with. There are free resources online like Khan Academy where you can find practice tests and see which test format suits you best. Second, research the schools you're interested in applying to and see if they have a preference for one test over the other. Most schools accept both, but it's always good to double-check. Lastly, talk to your school counselor or a trusted teacher for guidance. They may have insights about your academic strengths and can help you make a more informed decision. Ultimately, the decision is yours, but familiarizing yourself with both tests and considering your target schools' requirements will definitely help guide your choice. Good luck!

9 months ago

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