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Entrance Exams
Getting Prepared for
College Entrance Exams


 

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Undoubtedly, 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 as follows:

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The SAT's new 25-minute essay is required, while the ACT's essay is optional.

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The SAT is three hours and 45 minutes long. The comparable ACT is three hours and 25 minutes.

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The SAT has three sections: critical reading, math and writing. The ACT has math, science, reading and English sections, plus optional writing.

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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.  

 

 

Yahoo Education: SAT Test Center 
 

Overview of the SAT
  • Structure of the Test  
  • Scoring
  • Guessing
  • Difficulty Level of Questions
  • Pacing and Timing
  • Facts about the SAT*

 
Practice Questions for the SAT
 Verbal Section
  • Critical Reading
  • Analogies
  • Sentence Completions
 Math Section
  • Regular Math
  • Quantitative Comparisons
  • Grid-Ins

Yahoo Education: College and Grad School - Test Prep Articles

College
  • The PSAT*   Kaplan Test Prep - Kaptest.com
  • The SAT*   The Princeton Review
  • SAT*: Your Score   Kaplan Test Prep - Kaptest.com
  • SAT* or ACT*?   Kaplan Test Prep - Kaptest.com
  • The ACT*   The Princeton Review
  • About the ACT*: Your Score   Kaplan Test Prep - Kaptest.com
  • SAT* II: Test Overview   Kaplan Test Prep - Kaptest.com
  • SAT* II: Your Score   Kaplan Test Prep - Kaptest.com
  • TOEFL*- Test Information   The Princeton Review
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New York Times.com 
College Board 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 complete.

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. (More)

 

 


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