SAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board (a private , non-profit organisation) and is required to be taken by students seeking admission to undergraduate schools(mainly in U.S and also in Canada). The full form of SAT is the Scholastic Assessment Test, which was earlier known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
ACT is American college testing which is administered by the non-profit organisation of the same name. It is done to discover the college readiness of a high school student.
It is basically as a competitor to the SAT, but both the tests are accepted by almost all major universities for undergraduate admissions in the US.
1. Understanding the course structure and the difference between SAT/ACT
Understanding the test structure, instructions and the type of questions you will be asked will save you valuable time on test day.
2. Involve in practice
Dedicate your time and efforts to practice the real SAT/ACT test papers. Figure out your problems and work on your weaker sections and areas where you have scored less marks.
3. Start reading
In addition to online resources, there are books, complete with full practice tests based on actual exams from past years that can help you study. Start reading and boost your scores.
4. Get the class advantage …. (Tutoring )
If you find it hard to study on your own, you may want to consider taking a prep class. At PrepGenius, we teach you exactly what you need to know to ace the exam. Our course material and pedagogy are designed keeping in mind the core concepts that are tested on the SAT and ACT. We help you solve questions with maximum accuracy as well as speed. Our Classroom Training Program brings to you well researched and exhaustive teaching pedagogy taught by some of our finest faculty. Unlimited doubt-clearing sessions, numerous sectional and full length tests, and customized study plans ensure that you score to the best of your ability by our experienced faculty
5. Build your memory
With SAT you need to memorise some basic math formulas and concepts which is put up in each section of the math test. With enough practice you can ace these sections and get better scores. Whereas in ACT exam you do not need to memorise formulas.
6. Increase your vocabulary
Improve your vocabulary by reading and solving questions, practice writing and use verities of words to improve your vocabulary. This will improve your reading and boost your English section scores.
7. Study on the go
Make full use of your practice sessions and know your lesson concepts in the palm of your hands, you can track your test prep progress and prepare for the test wherever you go.
If you give yourself ample time and dedication you are good to go and face the test Head-on.!