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The importance of taking the SAT & ACT Standardized Tests.

As you press forward towards your Higher Education goals it's important to know the role Standardized tests play in one's College admission process.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the SAT & ACT College Readiness Standardized Assessments.

What are the SAT and ACT Tests?

The SAT and ACT are standardized tests utilized by Higher Education institutions for college admission. The Scholastic Aptitude Test "SAT" and the American College Test "ACT" assessments measure one's Writing, Critical Reading, Mathematics, English and even Science skills.

What do these standardized Tests measure?

The SAT and ACT serve as assessments that measure if the prospective higher education student can perform well in college level courses.

What is the importance of taking the SAT and the ACT?

The ACT and SAT are important because most colleges require Higher education candidates to complete and submit test scores for consideration of acceptance into the institution. The scores from these standardized tests are additionally important because scholarships are based off these scores potentially linking the test taker with scholarship opportunities and some jobs request one's SAT or ACT scores for employment/professional review.

Do all colleges accept SAT and ACT scores?

The ACT and SAT standardized tests are accepted by nearly all United States colleges.

Should I take the ACT and the SAT seriously?

Yes. These tests should be taken seriously. All prospective as well as returning higher education students should take time to study for these tests as well as obtain as many study/test-taking resources so one will be prepared for the tests.

When is a good time to begin studying for the ACT or the SAT?

Preparation is never time wasted - Bishop T.D. Jakes

A suggestion for individuals preparing to enroll in college and the ACT or SAT tests are needed to complete your enrollment package, consider studying for the test 4-5 months before taking the test. If you are a high school student consider taking the ACT and PSAT before your senior year.

For returning students taking the SAT and ACT I recommend studying for this test at least 5-6 months before taking it.

Should I take a practice version of the ACT or SAT?

Yes. Taking the practice versions of these tests will expose you to the layout of the tests so that you will be familiar with what is going on. With practice tests you can take them frequently especially if you are studying on your own or within a group setting.

Where can I find study materials and information regarding the SAT and the ACT?

Study materials can be found at a local bookstore, as well as online. Typing a basic search in a search engine "SAT Test Prep, ACT Test Prep" will yield results for you to start. Also speaking to a High school or higher education counselor or academic advisor they should be able to point you in the right direction regarding study materials and on site academic resources. Also some links are below that will serve as assistance as you begin preparing for the SAT or the ACT.

SAT and ACT online resources include the following:

Continue Aiming Towards the Target

Peace & God Bless,

Dr. Bryant

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