#024 - On this episode, we continue uncovering the steps every high school junior should take to succeed in the college admission process. We go over one of the most important components of the college application, scores from the standardized test.
This is one of the 3 kings of the college admission process, the other two being the courses students take in high school and the grades they receive in those courses. We highlight the different elements that make up the SAT and the ACT, the two standardized tests generally accepted by universities and colleges.
We also talk about the differences between the two tests, and the advantages students can gain from those differences. One of the biggest differences is in the math section, with one exam having half the number of questions, whose level of complexity does not exceed math problems found in an Algebra II high school course.
We also talk about whether standardized exams will be permanently eliminated from the college admission process, the 4 things every high school student needs to prepare properly for the SAT or the ACT, and the one thing every student in high school should be afraid of when getting ready to take the SAT or the ACT. Here is a hint. It has nothing to do with the exams themselves.
Links mentioned in this episode:
Message from The College Board on the Amount of High School Students Who Took the SAT in 2019
Sample SAT Reading Test Questions
Video About What to Expect on the SAT Reading Test
Sample SAT Writing and Language Test Questions
Video About What to Expect on the SAT Writing and Language Test
Sample SAT Math Test Questions
Video About What to Expect on the SAT Math Test
SAT Dates for International Students
Article from Inside Higher Ed About Number of Students Who Took the ACT in 2019
Information About the PreACT, the Practice ACT Students Can Take in the 10th Grade
Information About the PreACT 8/9, the Practice ACT Students Can Take in the 8th and/or 9th Grade
Sample ACT English Test Questions and Tips to Do Well on the Test
Sample ACT Math Test Questions and Tips to Do Well on the Test
Sample ACT Reading Test Questions and Tips to Do Well on the Test
Sample ACT Science Test Questions and Tips to Do Well on the Test
Sample Writing Test Prompt and Sample Essay
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