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ACT vs. SAT

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cb7893, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. cb7893

    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    I feel as if ACT is going to pass SAT by a large margin of test takers in the years to come


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    Good article!
     
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    time2 5-Year Member

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    I guess if your parents have that kind of money, they can certainly spend exorbitant amounts on 'tutoring' in the hopes of increasing SAT/ACT scores. I can't imagine what magic this person provides that would be worth $1,000/hour LOL !!!!! If a student struggles with math (as an example) all during h.s., no amount of SAT/ACT 'coaching' will change that.

    As it relates to service academies, the best general advice is to take BOTH tests since some tend to do better on one than the other. SA mostly use them as a standardized way to compare h.s. students having varying academic backgrounds. Whether or not such tests are a predictor of future success will always be the subject of endless debate. Also good to remember that even if the SAT changes for 2016, you are still taking the test with everyone else, so I don't really see the point he is making. Probably he is more concerned how this might impact his lucrative tutoring business.
     

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