This infographic will look at the similarities and differences on the ACT and SAT including scoring, test materials, sections of test, tips for taking each, and how to decide which one is the best option for you.
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Both the SAT and ACT exams test whether students know that a pair of commas can set off parenthetical (extra, nonessential) information from the rest of the sentence. Doing so indicates that the information is nonessential and could be removed from the sentence without changing its meaning.
Several questions on the SAT exam require students to know where commas should be placed in relation to quotations: Before the beginning of the quotation, commas should be placed after the last word, which is usually a verb. When the quotation occurs in the middle of the sentence, commas should be placed before and after […]
Both the SAT and ACT exams test student knowledge about whether a comma should be placed between introductory information and the sentence’s independent clause. Introductory information can include phrases or dependent clauses that come before a sentence’s independent clause.
Both the SAT and ACT exams expect students to know whether or not appositives should be set off from the rest of the sentence with commas.
Both the SAT and ACT exams test comma placement between two independent clauses joined by a conjunction (FANBOYS: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so). In this type of sentence, the comma is placed after the first independent clause and before the conjunction. Most questions on the exams that require a comma between two independent […]
Both the SAT and ACT exams test students’ knowledge of where commas should be placed in a list. Unless a list is only two items long, commas should separate items, including the one before “and.” A list can contain many types of phrases, or a combination of phrases, but items in the list should always […]
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Do you get colons (:) and semicolons (;) confused? Although they both can be used after an independent clause (a complete thought with a subject and verb), colons can be followed by a word, phrase, or clause whereas semicolons are followed by another independent clause. When you think about when to use a colon, you […]