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.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #3: Don’t Change Your Answer
The odds are that a student’s first answer is usually correct. Often students go back and change a right answer into a wrong answer! Unless you are absolutely positive that your first answer is definitely wrong, leave it alone.
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.
Students often get nervous taking standardized tests. Y3K Tutor In Your Home recommends special test taking strategies to maximize student scores. These test taking techniques are helpful whether it is PARCC, MCAS, SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE or school exam. Starting tomorrow we will give away absolutely free, 11 of our best test taking strategies. Follow these easy tricks and watch your student’s test scores soar. You will not want to miss these special strategies.
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SAT or ACT? Which is better?
SAT – no science
ACT – includes science
SAT – essay writing mandatory
ACT – no essay writing (optional)
SAT – points taken off
ACT – guessing is ok as points are not taken off
There you have it. We recommend your student choose the test that plays more towards their strengths. If you want to avoid science, go with the SAT. If you want to avoid essay writing, go with the ACT. If you want the ability to guess and not have points taken off, the ACT is for you. Let us know which one you like better.
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.
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