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Up Your Score: ACT versus SAT Chart

Up Your Score: ACT versus SAT Chart

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What's the difference between the ACT and the SAT? Up Your Score can help with that! Both exams are multi-hour ordeals that test your math, grammar, reading comprehension, and essay-writing skills. But there are some fundamental differences. While the SAT tries to test a student’s ability to wrestle with a problem, the ACT is designed to test what a student knows. At least, that is the difference in theory. In truth, both the ACT and the SAT require reasoning and knowledge. Still, they are very different tests. So . . . how are they different?
For more info, head to: upyourscore.com
What's the difference between the ACT and the SAT? Up Your Score can help with that! Both exams are multi-hour ordeals that test your math, grammar, reading comprehension, and essay-writing skills. But there are some fundamental differences. While the SAT tries to test a student’s ability to wrestle with a problem, the ACT is designed to test what a student knows. At least, that is the difference in theory. In truth, both the ACT and the SAT require reasoning and knowledge. Still, they are very different tests. So . . . how are they different?

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ACT SAT
Material tested
Standard high school curriculum; more advancedmath knowledge; stronger emphasis onpunctuation; Science Reasoning section testsability to read tables and graphsGeneral reasoning and problem solving; stronger emphasis on vocabulary; requires that studentscome up with their own answers or some mathproblems
Format
Multiple-choice questions; optional essayMultiple-choice questions; grid-in questions;essay prompt 
Accepted by
All our-year colleges and universities All our-year colleges and universities
Length
175 minutes; 205 with essay. Per-question time:49 seconds200 minutes; 225 with essay. Per-question time:62 seconds
Sections
English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and anoptional Writing section (total o fve sections)Reading, Writing, and Math (total o 10 sections)
Offered
Six times per year (September, October,December, February, April, and June)Seven times per year (October, November,December, January, March, May, and June)
Highest possiblescore
362400
How the test isscored
Each section is scored on a scale o 1 to 36,and the fnal score is your average; no points arededucted or wrong answers.Each o the sections is worth 800 points, andyour composite score is the sum; points arededucted or wrong answers.
Do collegesautomatically seeall my scores?
No. You can take the ACT multiple times andsubmit only your best test-date score.Depends. Some colleges require you to submit all your scores. Many allow you to use ScoreChoice, which lets you choose which test-datescore you send.
UP YOUR SCORE: ACT 
Paper: $13.95/$16.95 Can.ISBN: 978-0-7611-7439-4
UP YOUR SCORE: SAT 
Paper: $13.95/$16.95 Can.ISBN: 978-0-7611-6884-3
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