It’s ironic that the ACT (American College Testing) exam was created back in 1959 by a group of educators who hoped that it would replace the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) because it would be better. But like a lot of things intended to make life better for students, the test actually made things a bit worse, because now most students take both tests and submit the results of the one that makes them look stronger.
Actually, taking both tests just to see how well you do is not a bad strategy. But when you look at the ACT vs. SAT question, you discover that you really could be likely to score better on one test than on the other. Each test favors certain types of test-takers and here’s a quick rundown of how the tests differ:
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