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Getting Prepared for
one of the most intimidating aspects of pursuing a collegiate career are the
dreaded entrance exams, and more specifically, the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Today students have another testing option available to them in the ACT.
Some of the differences according to the Newsweek Article: Test Wars are
The SAT's new 25-minute
essay is required, while the ACT's essay is optional.
The SAT is three hours
and 45 minutes long. The comparable ACT is three hours and 25 minutes.
The SAT has three
sections: critical reading, math and writing. The ACT has math, science,
reading and English sections, plus optional writing.
The ACT with the
writing test costs $43, more than the SAT's $41.50, but the ACT is only
$29 without the writing section.
This page is structured to provide you with information to make this
transitional step a little less intimidating. Access to the internet has
opened possibilities for many students that simply weren't good "test takers",
by providing loads of information, opportunities for advanced preparation, and
an abundance of
information about how to be successful in this endeavor.
College and Grad School - Test Prep Articles
New York Times.com
Announces an Overhaul for the SAT
(excerpt) The College Board
formally announced yesterday that it was undertaking a major overhaul of the SAT
test, one that will include a handwritten essay and take an extra half-hour to
Confirming a proposal that has been discussed for
months, the board also revealed new details of its plans to expand the SAT, the
nation's leading college entrance exam, into a 3 1/2-hour test.