Hey, so I'm trying to decide between the ACT and the SAT.
First here's some background: I've been studying for the SAT over the summer primarily so I can bring up my PSAT score somewhat to have a shot at national merit. Now aside from general material prep, I've taken two SAT official practice tests from the blue book and scored 730s (so about a 1460 composite) on the two sections both times. Between the first and the second time I did two targeted prep books, one for the writing section and one for the math section. While I felt more prepared the second time through the test, I fall into the SAT logic traps quite often. I was pretty disappointed with the little-improvement so I thought about the ACT. When I did research the general consensus was that the ACT didn't have those traps, so today I took a practice test and scored a 33 (33 on the English, 31 on the math, 36 on reading, 30 on science). I feel pretty good about my chances of bringing up my Science and Math scores because the ACT had coordinate geometry questions I missed due to self-teaching geometry to skip the course using a program that didn't require coordinate geometry, so if I learned that I think I could improve? For the science I'd never taken the section before or anything quite like it so I also think I could improve a lot with practice? Not sure how easy improvement is though?
Anyways, I ultimately want to either get my SAT score up to a 780 M/750 CRW or get my ACT up to 35's in both sections. Which do you think would be easier? I have about 6 months and am willing to put in consistent hours? How should I prep for the test I decide on?