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ACT FAQ: Expert Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 11, 2016 8:30:00 AM

SAT versus ACT, ACT General Info, ACT Logistics

Here at PrepScholar, we get a lot of questions about every aspect of the ACT. To help, we've compiled this ACT FAQ to address all of your questions about the test – whether you haven’t even cracked open a prep book to study for it yet or if you’ve taken it four times and are wondering which scores to send to colleges.

Read on to get the answers to all of your burning ACT-related questions and links to the best articles on our site to help you prepare for the ACT.

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SAT vs ACT Math: Which Is Easier?

Posted by Courtney Montgomery | Nov 8, 2015 6:30:00 PM

SAT versus ACT, ACT Math, SAT Math

If you put to a vote whether the ACT Math test or the SAT Math test is easier, there's going to be heavy contention on both sides. Some will swear up and down (and sideways) that the SAT Math section is easier. Others will not be moved by any force in the world away from the position that the ACT Math section is the simpler one.

But which faction is right? And more importantly, which test should you take? We’ve broken down the ins and outs of each math test to tell you which is easier, depending on the type of test taker and math student you are.

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Do Statewide ACT Programs Drive ACT Popularity?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Aug 21, 2015 6:00:57 PM

SAT versus ACT, ACT General Info

The ACT is getting more popular each year, though it still might not be as popular as the Plastics.

 

Wondering if having the ACT required in states increases its overall popularity nationwide? And is requiring the ACT the best policy for students?

We’ll discuss the statewide ACT policies and how effective they are nationwide. Also, we’ll tell you how to approach the ACT, whether you’re living in an ACT-required state or not!

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New SAT vs ACT: Comparison Charts

Posted by Alex Heimbach | Aug 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM

SAT versus ACT, New SAT

The SAT and the ACT are both recently underwent updates: the ACT got a new writing test and some minor content tweaks, while the SAT was fully redesigned.

With all this change, it can be difficult to keep track of everything. I've created some simple charts that outline the basic differences in structure and content for the new SAT vs the ACT. 

This post isn't comprehensive, however, so for a more in depth discussion of the differences between the updated versions of the two tests, you should take a look at our full breakdown here.

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Complete Comparison Charts: SAT vs ACT

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Jun 23, 2015 7:54:00 PM

SAT versus ACT, ACT General Info, SAT General Info

The SAT and the ACT are both hard pills to swallow, but one might be easier for you than the other. If you're still trying to decide which test to take, these charts will give you direct comparisons between them in terms of format, timing, and content. Then you can figure out which one sounds like the right fit for you!

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SAT Writing Vs. ACT English - Complete Comparison

Posted by Justin Berkman | May 25, 2015 5:18:00 PM

SAT versus ACT, SAT Writing, ACT English

 

Are you wondering about the difference between the ACT English and SAT Writing sections? Do you want to know how the two sections are similar? Are you trying to figure out which section would be better for you? (Or maybe you just love reading my guides?)

In this article, we will compare and contrast the ACT English and SAT Writing sections.  We'll compare their formats and content.  Reading this post can inform your studying and help you decide whether the ACT or SAT would be a better match for you and your abilities.

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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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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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