Subjects: ACT

(Directly from The ACT test administrators at www.actstudent.org)

The ACT includes four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.  ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.  The test features 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

What is the difference between the SAT and the ACT?

According to www.actstudent.org (the organization that administers the ACT), the difference between the SAT and the ACT is:

The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.  The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test. The SAT has only 3 components: Critical Reasoning, Mathematics, and a required Writing Test.

We have been teaching and tutoring the ACT for over 15 years.  Not only does our founder, Steve teach and tutor the ACT, he takes the ACT too! Steve just scored a 34 (99th percentile in all 4 subject areas) on the September 2013 ACT. Steve's Score Report)

Students are often intimidated by the fact that the test has a science section, but the name is a little misleading.  The science section measures skills required in the natural sciences such as interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning and problem solving.  This section (just like the others) can definitely be coached!

 

For more information on the science section, please refer to: http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/descriptions/scidescript.html

Please note these upcoming test dates (Please refer to: http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/descriptions/scidescript.html for registration fees and deadlines).

September 13, 2014
October 25, 2014
December 13, 2014
February 7, 2015
April 18, 2015
June 13, 2015