How does the SAT stack up against the ACT?
Trying to figure out which test you should take? Not sure how the SAT and ACT are different? Since your test scores affect your admissions chances, it’s important that you understand the differences between the two tests before you take them.
College admissions expert and author ofadMISSION POSSIBLE Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz is here for you. She's created a chart to show the differences betwen the SAT and ACT, including what's covered in the different test sections, how the tests are scored, and test question difficulty.
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Total time and number of sections
Breakdown of every content area covered by the SAT and ACT
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