The best way to decide if the SAT or ACT is right for you is to take a timed full-length practice test in each. Since the content and style of the SAT and ACT are very similar, factors like how you handle time pressure and what types of questions you find most challenging can help you determine which test is a better fit. For example, the pace of the SAT gives you a tad more time to think through problems, while the ACT can be more of a time crunch. Some students really thrive under the pressure of the clock, while others prefer the extra time to ponder a question. Try our QUIZ: SAT, ACT, or Both? to learn more.
I was a student sure I couldn’t “do” math. I also never was taught to think logically. I was a A student of all things liberal arts, but floundered in science and math.
I AM A MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHER today.
Math is about logic and thinking and processes and following directions and making connections and all of it needs to be DEMYSTIFIED so that all the kids can learn. Algebra? I tell my students they were doing it in first grade when they filled in the box that came after 2+3=……I tell them ratio is all about oatmeal that isn’t too thin and isn’t too thick…and that they need to understand the question before the can even hope to solve the problem.
Math and Science teach thinking skills and logical thinking, order and arguement. It isn’t really about the content. It is about the process.