Decide what is easy-ACT or SAT Test
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- Usually people say ACT is easier to SAT, it is less complex, has few reasoning questions and has more content questions.
- But the reality is: ACT is a reasoning test. It has many tough questions with numerous RTFQ and Fools Gold choices in the Math and a tricky inference questions in English and Reading.
- ACT is not a Subject Test however, the expectation is that you should know more content than SAT.
- Math Test still gives you a lot of the math formulas you need while reading questions are completely based on the passage and not on your knowledge and skills.
- Science Test needs very little science knowledge and it's actually based on understanding the passage rather than knowing a lot of science.
- Some students might prefer one longer section to MCQs, but doing one long one-hour section without a break is inconvenient and there is an average less time per question in ACT.
- ACT is better for students with strong math skills because of the higher math concepts and the science is asked. On the other hand, it is not really meant for students with weak verbal skills as reading is harder and even the science is alike to the passage interpretation and responses can significantly differ.
- The tests are more similar than many people understand it to be and some students do perform better on one than on the other. The best here is to practice few tests in both ACT and SAT and see where you will have a winning edge.
- ACT is college-entrance exam of choice in the nation's heartland and is getting a lot popular in Southeast. It is a viable alternative to the SAT, as every four-year school that accepts SAT scores also accepts the ACT. Student must get a firm grasp of the test's framework to find out if it might be a better match for you than the SAT.
- ACT doesn't cover infinite subsections like SAT and has just 4 timed tests viz. English, math, reading, and science reasoning with an optional essay.
- English section has 75 questions over 45 minutes with main focus on sentence structure and grammar. Students will get 60 minutes to finish the 60 math problems which are from fundamental algebra to trigonometry. Reading and science reading sections each have 40 questions and students get 35 minutes to complete each section. Eventually, the test is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.