What You Need to Know If the ACT is Your Teen’s Better Test

What You Need to Know If the ACT is Your Teen’s Better Test

A lot of students find that the ACT is a much easier, more 'doable' test even though – and this is the biggest downside – they have to work through the exam at a much more rapid pace than they would on the SAT. Below I address 6 reasons why this is the case: The questions on the ACT are typically more straightforward than on the SAT. Also, the distractors (wrong choices) tend to be more obviously incorrect. Initially, students won't sense this, but with minimal practice, it becomes obvious for most students.   Raising scores on the SAT demands more understanding of strategies; on the ACT, scores can often be boosted merely by completing 4-6 practice tests. Bottom line, the ACT is not as strategy oriented.   The reading questions on the ACT are more about finding a specific answer within the passage whereas the SAT demands more critical analysis and the drawing of inferences.   Students are able to use a...
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