The ACT has remained, in many ways, essentially unchanged for decades. That will no longer be the case as of September 2020, and the process of preparing for the test will necessarily shift as a result. However, there is little to fear here. Read on to learn more.
Knowledge Is Power
No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man (Kendrick Lamar? Pretty sure it was Kendrick) once said, “Know your enemy.”
Fortunately, we’ve been around the block a few times, so we know a few things — almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. And because you’re our favorite, we want you to be able to know things, too. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at email@example.com and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.
The ACT and SAT are similar enough to be confusing but different in several key ways, and those crucial differences are why we created the Agnostic Diagnostic, a single test that allows our test experts to give an accurate test recommendation in half the time.
Many students and parents come into the test preparation process with preconceived notions about the way the tests function, how they’re perceived by colleges, and whether one is easier than the other. Let us bust some myths for you.
“How many times should I take the ACT/SAT? Why can’t I just do it once and be done? How far apart should my test dates be spaced?” These are, by far, some of the most common questions I receive from concerned students and parents at the beginning of the test preparation process. And each question is valid and deserves a thoughtful response.