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SAT and ACT
Transcript of SAT and ACT
The SAT is a college admission test that tests your knowledge of
. Most students take the SAT during their junior and/or senior year of high school, and is the first step in finding the right college for you.
Almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions but SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions.
What makes up the SAT?
The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school:
. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.
reading passages and sentence completions
questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.
a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
What is the ACT?
The ACT an abbreviation of American College Testing, is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc.
Measures standard written English and rhetorical skills.
Measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of grade 12.
Measures reading comprehension.
Measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences.
Measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.
SAT vs. ACT
Mathematics Test Tips!
Bring a calculator!
Feel free to estimate!
Do the easy problems first!
Read over everything carefully.
Double check answers if time permits.
Sometimes it is easier to plug in and check instead of solving for the actual answer!
Don't waste time reading the quote!
Writing a lot is good! Remember to write BIG!
Don't think too hard about the essay.
This is NOT your core curriculum science test! Don't over study.
Science on the ACTs involves data analysis.
Can be the easiest section on the ACTs.
What are SAT II?
Do we need to take the SAT II?
-Depends on intended major
-Usually optional, but should do 1 math/science and 1 humanities
To make an orange dye, 3 parts of red dye are mixed with 2 parts of yellow dye. To make a green dye, 2 parts of blue dye are mixed with 1 part of yellow dye. If equal amounts of green and orange are mixed, what fraction of the new mixture is yellow dye?
(A) 3 over 16
(B) 1 over 4
(C) 11 over 30
(D) 3 over 8
(E) 7 over 12
Are you awake?
The editor denied any knowledge of the reporter’s alleged unethical interview techniques, claiming he had been ------- her finished work but not of her journalistic practices.
(A) cognizant of
(B) wary of
(C) acknowledged by
(D) bemused by
(E) vindicated by
Are you awake?
Number and Operations, Algebra and Functions, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry, Trigonometry
Abstract, Analogous thinking, Interpretation, Vocabulary Questions, How might the author respond?
Straightforward, more content based, What did I read? What happened to the character?
The essay is combined with the grammar sections to obtain the Writing score
Grammar counts for all students. The essay is optional
SAT II Scoring
You may want to work on sentence completion questions first. All questions are worth the same number of points regardless of the type or difficulty.
Vocabulary makes up a huge portion of the test. Remember to study for the commonly used words!
Practice reading passages under a limited time constraint! This will help you manage your time efficiently!
The Princeton Review
Official Study Books
Online Resources listed on our website
New SAT Change!
Will be given
FREE of charge
to all juniors
*****ALL FUTURE TESTS
Change is Coming!
All students graduating
2017 and beyond
WAIT until the NEW SAT begins in March 2016!
This presentation covers the differences between the ACT and SAT
(ending in March 2016)
If you are taking the SAT
on/after March 2016,
you will take the resigned test.