Because admission to universities has become so competitive, even a few extra points on the SAT can make a big difference when filing an application for admission. That’s why many students opt to take the test more than once and then superscore their points from both sections of the tests in order to get a higher composite grade.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about the ACT (formerly American College Testing), which is used in the college admissions process and helps schools determine which courses you should be placed in. You will feel a lot more relaxed about taking the test if you have a general idea of what’s on it.
On March 12, 2019, a major news story broke about the wealthy elite bribing and cheating the system so that their children could get into popular and prestigious universities.
It pays to know what types of questions to expect from the ACT and SAT tests if you don’t want unpleasant surprises on test day. Following is a comprehensive overview of the test question types so you know what you’re up against as you prepare to take these tests.
Taking a practice SAT or ACT is the quickest way to improve your score. Practicing helps you become familiar with the format and question style of the college entrance exams. Once you know what to expect, you no longer need to read the instructions in depth (you can just skim), which saves some time too.
Are you concerned that you won’t get a good enough ACT or SAT score to get into your dream school? If so, relax. There are a number of effective steps you can take to significantly boost your test scores.
In our previous blog, we explored the topics covered in “Heart of Algebra” and “Problem Solving and Data Analysis.” Now in Part 2, we will go over the topics in “Passport to Advanced Math” and “Additional Topics in Math.”
These broad areas are great for categorizing questions but aren’t so great for detailed studying and knowing what to prepare for. Part 1 of this two-part blog series will explore the topics in “Heart of Algebra” and “Problem Solving and Data Analysis.”