College Admissions News and ACT / SAT Strategy

SAT vs ACT: Key Differences

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Dec 23, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

Should I take the ACT or the SAT? This is one of the most common questions students have when they begin to consider the college application process.

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Topics: sat tutoring, ACT, studying for the SATs, tips for studying for the ACT

The Long Awaited Arrival of a Student’s Honest Review of 'The Standardized Test'

Posted by mark sko on Fri, Sep 04, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

As a rising senior in college, I have had my share of first hand experience with standardized tests.  Through elementary, middle, and high school, students in my state (like most states) are required to take assessment exams.  When I had finally suffered through my last of those, the SATs and ACTs were right around the corner ready to greet me with open arms.  I, on the other hand, wasn’t sure I was quite as ready to accept the challenge.
Even now, it seems as if new variations of standardized testing are being created yearly.  Although a lot of controversy has surrounded the validity of this method of evaluation, for better or for worse, this is our country’s preferred approach.  Instead of fighting it, I learned how to live with it.  And this is an evaluation of my experience.  Hopefully, if you yourself have not yet experienced the SATs and ACTs, or other similar standardized tests, this article will help ease your fears and confusion.

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Topics: standardized tests, studying for standardized exams, studying for the SATs, studying for the ACT, sat help