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Which Test is Best?

Today is last day to register for practice SAT, ACT

Story by Hope Monte

High school students typically take either the SAT, the ACT, or both tests as they approach their sophomore or junior years and plan for college. There are many questions to be asked to find out what the tests are for, how to prepare for the test, and finding out which test is right for you.

According to the Princeton Review, ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Having high scores can be very helpful to a student.

“That one day in your high school career can make all the difference in terms of going to the college of your choice,” geometry teacher Mr. Kniffen said.

Since these tests can be a very important part of a student’s search for colleges, it is important to be prepared for the test.

“The cool thing about [SAT or ACT] prep, it gets you good with time management, you’ll become familiar with the test and there are incredible strategies that only take a few minutes to really get good at,” Kniffen said.

Not only can you study and learn strategies, but most schools provide opportunities to take a practice SAT test to prepare for the real one.

“[Take the practice SAT] so you feel prepared for the real thing – study, it’s a lot of math so study algebra,” freshman Britten Larsen, who took test in middle school said.

This Saturday, March 30, Boyd hosts a practice SAT and ACT test from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To take this practice test, fill out the form in the counselor’s office. The practice test costs $20.00. Forms are due today, March 26th.

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