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Study Tips: A primer on the SAT vs. ACT

Posted August 30, 2011

Back a million years ago when I was taking standardized tests, it was pretty simple. Everybody took the SAT, which only had a math and English section. The ACT was nice to take, but definitely not required.

The situation is very different today. Students can choose between the two. One test may play better to the strengths of a student than the other. Melissa Rich of Raleigh Tutoring Study Tips: A primer on the SAT vs. ACT

In this video, Melissa Rich of Raleigh Tutoring quickly breaks down the differences between these two tests and talks about what parents and students should consider as they decide which test to take.

Watch the video for more. Click here to learn more about Raleigh Tutoring, which offers one-on-one ACT and SAT prep tutorials. And check back next Wednesday as Rich offers tips to help your children develop and improve their study skills.


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  • shall6 Sep 6, 2011

    Hey hmurphy ... It seems to be working for me ... have you tried it again ... or try clicking on it in the "video" section of the site in the far right hand column ... Let me know what happens!


  • hmurphy19 Sep 6, 2011

    I can't view the video - it says there is an error. Is this located somewhere else for viewing? I've been trying to find more info out on the ACT vs. SAT so this is great timing!

  • Killian Aug 31, 2011

    Studies have found that the SAT does hold some gender bias. The ACT is becoming much more popular among college admissions boards because it offers a more well-rounded assessment of student ability.