Anyone do better on the SAT than on the ACT?

<p>IDK, I am just curious. Everyone tends to think the ACT is easier. I want to read more opinions. (: Heh.</p>

<p>I think the SAT is easier by a long shot.</p>

<p>I personally believe that SAT Math is easier, maybe sometimes way easier than ACT math.</p>

<p>However, English, Reading, and Science were all a breeze...</p>

<p>I know people with:</p>

<p>2300 / 31
2320 / 34
2370 / 31
2200 / 29
2240 / 32
2270 / 34
2210 / 33</p>

<p>I did well on the SAT, but struggle with ACT science. Not planning on submitting my ACT score.</p>

<p>I think it all depends on how you respond to tests. My D did WAY better on the SAT. The time pressure of the ACT and the science section really threw her.</p>

<p>It was such a surprise because virtually everyone told her that the ACT would be easier. I think everyone is different and it's definitely worth taking both. I would never send the scores for either test, though, until after you've seen them. Not worth the $40-ish savings, in my opinion.</p>

<p>my SAT/ACT diagnostics have generally been about equal </p>

<p>24/1650</p>

<p>26/1720</p>

<p>@layerd210
What were your scores on each??</p>

<p>And yeah, science tends to throw me off too. I noticed the SAT gives more time than the ACT does... And I agree with those who say that english and math is a breeze on the ACT.</p>

<p>@tracyvp
How did your D score on those tests?</p>

<p>@EnticingPlague
Why do you feel the SAT's are that much easier? Lol.</p>

<p>Well its more of a personal feeling, the math (for me) tends to be easier. I also find it easier to focus when I just have to worry about three areas.</p>

<p>I completely agree with you.</p>

<p>I only ever took a practice ACT, but scored a 35 versus a 2380 on the SAT. Not much of a difference, but I just felt more comfortable taking the SAT. I much prefer alternating sections to huge blocks of time on one subject. I know that for some people there's a huge difference in scores, but for me it was just a matter of testing preferences.</p>

<p>I also hear that a lot of people have trouble finishing sections in time for the ACT, so if you're a slower test taker, you might want to consider the SAT.</p>

<p>That is very interesting. I am definitely considering both!! (:</p>

<p>See if this website can help you for SAT preps Khan</a> Academy</p>

<p>Thanks for the website. Seems pretty helpful!! (:</p>

<p>The ACT seems to be more difficult when it comes to managing your time...</p>

<p>@cricket123
Have you taken an ACT test? (practice or official)</p>

<p>BUMP!! (jaja finally did this)</p>

<p>I think it's luck honestly...
I took the SAT in March- made a 2090 (650 cr, 760 m, 680 w, 64 e 10)
I took the ACT in April -made a 31 (31 reading, 26 english, 34 math, 32 science, 10 essay)
I took the SAT in June - made a 2120 (650 cr, 760 m, 710 w, 66 e 11)
I took the ACT the week after - made a 34 (33 r, 30 e, 36 m, 35 s, 12 essay)
I honestly believe my 34 was luck...I felt good going into the test, and I didn't really do anything differently in terms of studying, etc. so yeah...I like the ACT reading because I am a fast reader, but not a critically analytical thinker...that's what I believe the discrepancy between those scores comes in...but once you see a practice test for something, you know if it fits with how you think, etc. and I think the ACT might be slightly better for me, but not to the extent of scoring 130 SAT points higher..</p>