Thursday, August 5, 2010

ACT Prep

Next ACT Test Date: September 11, 2010

Registration Deadline: August 6, 2010

The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test for US college admission produced by ACT, Inc. The ACT multiple-choice tests cover English, Math, Reading, and Science. There is also an optional Writing test.
ACT Resources:
The standardized-test smackdown by DAVID KAPLAN, Fortune/, 11/30/2009

The makers of the SAT and ACT are fighting for market share as more college-bound students sit for entrance exams.

ACT vs. SAT by MICHELLE SLATALLA, NYTimes 11/04/2007

"Now, with some Ivy League schools rejecting nine of 10 qualified candidates, applicants are looking for any edge to improve their chances. Many, particularly those in traditional SAT territory, are taking both tests and submitting the higher score or both scores. . . But not everybody has the time or money to prepare for both tests. And the truth is, most probably don’t need to. While the tests have distinct personalities — the ACT is curriculum-based, while the SAT is aimed more at general reasoning and problem-solving skills — spokesmen for both say their formats favor only one type of student: the one with a good grasp of material taught in rigorous high school courses."

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