Practically every college in the USA requires ACT or SAT test scores. Most colleges accept either and you will find test locations for both all over the USA. If you have the time and money to take both, I would suggest you do that as you will probably do better on one of them. However, if you have to choose between the ACT and SAT exams, here are 8 differences between them that may help you decide.
Take a timed practice exam. Get used to taking a long exam. The SAT is 3 hours and 45 minutes, and it is usually administered in the morning. Build your stamina by taking several practice tests. Make sure that when you take a practice exam, splice in a section from another exam to represent the experimental section. With a half hour spent bubbling in your name and address, you will be there for about four hours (if you are lucky). Speak with a teacher or administrator and try to reserve the classroom, gym, or auditorium where you will actually be taking the exam so that you can take a practice exam there.
Here’s my advice on bedtime: if you’re in the habit of going to bed around 11 o’clock, don’t go to bed at 8 o’clock the night before the SAT test. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to wind up starring at the ceiling for hours feeling frustrated. Rather, you should aim to go to bed about 1 hour before you normally would on a school night. Also, remember to set you alarm early enough so that you comfortably have time to get ready for the exam. You don’t want to create a time pressure situation for yourself. There’s going to be enough pressure during the actual SAT Exam.
Review your class notes in language arts and math. Concentrate on reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar. The math sections will test geometry, algebra and arithmetic so be sure you have covered all of these topics in math before you go in and sit for the test.
T Stands for Techniques: What techniques have you put in place towards your Best SAT Prep? Techniques are a series of methods you use to achieve your desire goals.
The SAT is designed less on specific academics, but more on writing and critical thinking. The first section of the SAT is a 25-minute essay. Afterwards there is a multiple choice test in critical reading and mathematics.
Need a quick de-stress? Drop down and give yourself 20 push-ups. If you feel embarrassed, do it in the corner of the room or next to your desk so people don’t see you. This is a great way to get the blood flowing in the brain again.
Check out the private school exam guide. This is a highly recommended preparation guide for the SSAT exam. It contains everything you need to score very high percentage in the exam. Even for weak students, this is highly recommended as it gives you all the exact knowledge you need. Every important thing is explained in an easy to understand manner so you can be quickly prepared for the private school exam. Very soon you will feel that you are better prepared than others who have read the bulky books.