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ACT Reading Vs. SAT Reading: Which is Easier?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Mar 21, 2015 11:30:00 AM

SAT versus ACT, ACT Reading, SAT Reading


What’s the harder section, ACT Reading or SAT Critical Reading? We will break down the differences between SAT and ACT Reading to help you decide which test is hardest for you.

We will also compare percentile scores for both tests to see where the scoring advantage is. You might be surprised which one is easier!

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Do Colleges Accept ACT Takers as Much as SAT Takers? Is the ACT Disadvantaged?

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Mar 9, 2015 2:00:00 PM

SAT versus ACT, College Admissions

The ACT is rising rapidly in popularity, but students and parents have a good question -- do colleges accept ACT tests as much as they accept SAT tests?  Do colleges mark you down for taking the ACT?  

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Class of 2017: Skip the new SAT and take the ACT?

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Mar 8, 2015 7:19:00 PM

SAT versus ACT, SAT Strategies, ACT Strategies, New SAT

The SAT is changing in March of 2016, so the class of 2017 is in a tough spot: how do you deal with the change?  One strategy is to just skip the SAT and instead do the ACT.  Is this strategy brilliant or brilliantly boneheaded?  Here we find out.

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Is the ACT Easier Than the SAT?

Posted by Laura Registrato | Jan 3, 2015 1:08:00 AM

SAT versus ACT

Because colleges accept the ACT and SAT equivalently, picking the test where you’ll perform the best is critical to your admissions chances. But when parents and students ask whether the ACT is easier than the SAT, it can be hard to find a good answer. Especially now that the SAT has been significantly revamped, students may not know how the tests compare to each other or which exam they will do better on.

There are differences between the tests that can make one or the other legitimately easier or harder for some students. So how do you know if the SAT or the ACT is easier for you? Keep reading this detailed guide for the eight key factors you need to know to decide whether the ACT or SAT is easier.

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SAT Cost | ACT Cost, and How to Save Money

Posted by Allen Cheng | Dec 11, 2014 12:28:00 AM

SAT versus ACT, SAT Logistics, ACT Logistics

If you're deciding between taking the SAT and the ACT and you have a tight budget, this guide will help. We'll cover the registration costs, reporting costs, and how you can save money no matter what test you choose.

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Which measures IQ better, ACT or SAT? What does that mean for which to take?

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Oct 28, 2014 10:30:00 AM

SAT versus ACT

Does the ACT or SAT measure intelligence better?  What does this mean about which one you should take?

One way to define IQ is the ability to solve problems based on given information.  Here we look at whether the ACT or SAT is more related to IQ (spoiler: there IS an answer!), and what this means for test-taking strategy.  

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Are you better at the ACT or SAT? Find out for sure!

Posted by Dr. Fred Zhang | Aug 9, 2014 1:48:00 AM

SAT versus ACT

Colleges take both the ACT and SAT, and there are many differences between the two.  How do you tell which one is best for you?  In this article, Dr. Fred Zhang, 99th percentile scorer on both the SAT and ACT, gives you a surefire way.


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What are the differences between the SAT and ACT?

Posted by Laura Registrato | Aug 9, 2014 12:36:00 AM

SAT versus ACT

Are you curious about what the differences between the SAT and ACT are?  If you want a summary, click here to see quickly whether you would be better at the SAT or ACT.  But if you want the nitty gritty details about the differences, read on below!

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Will I do better on the SAT or the ACT?

Posted by Laura Registrato | Jul 26, 2014 1:00:00 PM

SAT versus ACT

Many students wonder whether they'll do better on the ACT or SAT -- after all it's important to put the best foot forward.  Here we show you how to figure out which one you're better on.


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