Whether you’re a high schooler or the parent of one, you probably have hundreds of good questions about the SAT and ACT. Here are some of the most common:
- What are the benefits of taking the ACT or SAT?
- Are the ACT and SAT accepted by colleges equally?
- How can you find out which test you are best suited for?
- When should you take the ACT or SAT?
- What are the best ways to practice and prepare for the tests?
- Are all prep methods equally viable for all students regardless of learning style or motivation?
Everything about taking the SAT and ACT has become more complicated and nuanced, from the subject matter to the test format to the when, where, how, and why of getting a great score. That’s why we’ve been publishing articles every week for the last 13 years on the Chariot Learning blog and elsewhere, speaking at schools, libraries, and online, and covering important testing, education, and admissions topics with experts on the Tests and the Rest podcast. But there’s so much to discuss that I also jump at the chance to be a guest on other podcasts.
Moira McCullough of College Scoops invited me to answer all kinds of questions about the difference between the ACT and SAT, the best timeline for prep and testing, and the importance of knowing your particular learning style when choosing what test to take. Enjoy the audio or check out the full transcript of our long conversation!
Be sure to explore the full College Scoops site for rich, interactive virtual tours of a number of popular colleges and universities. Moira McCullough is an incredible resource with a keen understanding of what aspects of campus life really matter to the student experience.