Which Test is better? SAT or ACT?
There is a lot of debate on that issue. Some of our students prefer the ACT and some naturally do better on the SAT. Some of you pick the ACT or SAT because that's what your friends are doing. We urge you to decide responsibly, because you are NOT the same as your friends and you have a much different brain than they do.
If you just decide to go with the flow, you might be setting yourself up for a failure. Failure to score high. And failure to get into the college of your dreams.
Which Test Do Colleges Prefer?
Colleges use something called “the concordance table” to compare SAT and ACT scores. They don’t prefer one test to the other: they just like you to have the highest COMPARATIVE score possible. A 1600 on the New SAT is a 36 on the ACT – getting either score will make you a 99th-Percentile Student. We do NOT encourage preparing for both tests. Once you get one great score, you’re finished – there’s no point in getting two good scores! It’s like saying you’re 6 feet tall and ALSO 2 yards tall – they might be different numbers, but you’re saying the exact same thing.
Whether you are taking the SAT or ACT, or haven’t decided yet you have come to the right place. Our SIx - Week Program, will provide you with an opportunity to make an educated decision and pick the right test for you. Due to their similarity, we will be discussing the structure, scoring, and strategies of both the SAT and ACT in our class. Students will select one test to focus on and practice. The SAT and ACT both have Reading Comprehension and Math components which make up the biggest chunk of the test. Our curriculum is evenly divided between reading comprehension and math to maximize the score on all sections of both tests.
But what about the science section on the ACT? Do you cover that too?
The New SAT doesn’t have a science section. The “science” section of the ACT is easy to master, and really has nothing to do with science, it’s understanding difficult test and ability to tell the story of the graph. This skill will be covered in the sessions and will be useful to those who will take ACT as well as those who will take the SAT. Why? Reading technical text and extracting the information is a critical skill, necessary in college and professional world.