Anonymous asked:I took the SAT this past weekend and didn't feel as good about it as I wanted. So this week I took a practice ACT for fun. I found that the English/Reading came quite natural to me (36/34). But the Math/Science was not so good (29/27). I know your focus is the SAT, but could you give some points on how I should alter my math prep for the ACT? Also, is it true that the science section ought to be approached as a technical reading comprehension passage?
I want to be helpful. I really do. But I just don’t know enough about the ACT to give you much advice. I will say that you’ve hopefully seen all the math on the ACT before, and since it’s more straightforward than the math on the SAT, you might actually get a lot of mileage out of reviewing your old math notes/textbooks to remind yourself of any concepts that are fuzzy.
As for the science section, I know some kids have success reading the questions first and then searching the data for answers. I hate this because it’s a TERRIBLE idea on SAT reading comp, but you might want to give it a shot on the ACT science section.
But really, before you bail on SAT this late in the game (I’m assuming you’re a senior), are you sure you can do better overall? How does your composite ACT match up against your SAT scores?