Although the SAT tests are optional to get in to many colleges, high test scores can be an advantage when applying. Many college admissions specialists recommend high school students take the exams only if they expect to score well. Strong scores on the SAT and ACT exams will help you, but these colleges won’t hold it against you for not taking them.
More and more colleges each year realize the SAT is not an effective measure of student intelligence. The list of schools no longer requiring the SAT grows by the year. Several colleges including UMass Lowell and Salem State University have made the main SAT and ACT tests optional.
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Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #1: Multiple Choice Questions – Elimination Method
If the answer does not stand out, try the elimination method. On a separate sheet of paper write down the letters, A B C D E to coincide with the letters of the multiple choice question. Then read over the potential answers. On your paper, cross out the letters of the answers that do not make any sense. At this point you will have eliminated all accept for the correct answer or have two choices remaining. Choosing one of the remaining two will give you 50/50 odds in getting the answer correct.
Continuing Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s look at the two major college entrance tests, today we examine the ACT. Here is everything you need to know:
4 academic areas: English, Math, Science and Reading
Optional essay writing
215 total questions
No points off for wrong answers
Total test time of 2 hours and 55 min (3 hours and 25 minutes if writing the optional essay)
Offered 6 times per year
Tomorrow we will highlight the differences between the SAT and ACT, so you can get that answer every family seeks: “How do I decide which test is best for my student?”
We are asked all the time the question, “Which standardized test will my student have more success, the SAT or ACT?” Today we will look at everything you need to know about the SAT.
3 academic areas: Critical Reading, Math and Writing
10 alternating sections
Required essay writing
170 total questions
Penalized ¼ point off for wrong answers
Total test time of 3 hours and 45 minutes
Offered 7 times a year
Tomorrow we will show you everything you need to know about the ACT so you can decide which test is best.
Dear Y3K Tutor In Your Home,
Which test is easier the SAT or ACT?
Your question is a great one and one we are asked all the time. The answer to your question will definitely be of interest to our 1,000’s of readers. Each of these standardized tests has their positives and negatives. The short answer is that these tests have slightly different requirements so you would want to choose the test that plays into your student’s strengths. For example one test requires science while the other test requires writing an essay. Check back here tomorrow as we will tell you exactly what you need to know about the SAT and ACT to help you decide which test would be best.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home
Bad Report Card? What To Do #8: Ask Questions
Sometimes a student tries their best but still receives a poor grade on their report card. Some questions to ask are:
Is the class too large for your student to get the individualized attention they may require?
Could the time of day of the class have an effect on your student? (For example: early morning, before lunch, or after gym)
The more you know, the less you fear.
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