by: Selina Quintero

SAT:

Format:

-Reading: 1, 65-min section

-Math: 1, 25-min section (no calculator) &        1, 55-min section (w/ calculator)

-Writing & Language: 1, 35-min section

-Essay: 1, 50-min section (optional)

 

Content Covered:

-Reading, relevant words in context, math (Heart of Algebra, Passport to Advanced Math, and Problem Solving and Data Analysis) grammar & usage, analytical writing (optional)

Test Style:

– Questions are evidence and context-based in an effort to focus on real-world situations and multi-step problem-solving.

ACT:

Format:

-English: 1, 45-min section

-Math: 1, 60-min section

-Reading: 1, 35-min section

-Science: 1, 35-min section

-Writing: 1, 40-min essay (optional)

 

Content Covered:

-Grammar & usage, math(algebra, geometry, and trig.), reading, science reasoning, and writing (optional)

 

Test Style:

-Straightforward, questions may be long but are usually less difficult to decipher

ACT vs SAT: which test is a better fit for you? Students may take whichever test they prefer according to their career. Some universities require the ACT or the SAT, but it is better to take them both. Although the ACT and the SAT are basically the same, there are some differences.

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