SAT and ACT Tips

Maija biking at Lower HarborACT and SAT standardized testing can be one of the most stressful parts of the college search process. You can reduce your stress level by familiarizing yourself with the tests and preparing for them. Further, realize that colleges use the test scores in combination with your grades, essays and references to determine if you would be successful at their school. The test scores are only one part of the equation schools take into consideration when granting admittance.

Neither the SAT or ACT are intelligence tests. They are used to predict your level of academic success in college. Thus, enormous amounts of studying are not likely to improve your scores; however, knowing some test-taking tips can be useful. For example, knowing the format of the test and its time restrictions can help you determine the pace of answering questions. Here are some other things to remember: