The ACT vs. The SAT

<p>Although this thread has undoubtably been started before, I was wondering what people's opinions are on the difficulty of the two tests and how different people like the two tests' formats.</p>

<p>Yeah, I'm interested in knowing that too. Which one has a more difficult level of questions?</p>

<p>I think the SAT is tricker, but the ACT is harder, in terms of concepts. SAT is longer, which can fatigue many.</p>

<p>It depends on the person of course, but the ACT was much easier for me. I took a PR course for the SAT and I did ok. However, even with the course, the SAT is very tricky and long. I've never liked the SAT because it's so...mean! Ha, however, the ACT I love. It's not much shorter, but it's very straightforward. The concepts are easier to understand and the test is not tricking you (but the science part is insanely difficut). I did much better on the ACT than on the SAT, with no course!</p>

<p>The Science Section you either get, or you don't. The first time I took it, I just didn't get it (26). The second time, I did (34). I'd say it's the most variable section in the ACT/SAT Reasoning.</p>

<p>I hear the ACT is a lot more straightforward, based more on what you've actually learned in school than how well you take a highly unrealistic test (which is the SAT!).</p>

<p>I like the SAT and find it easier. I have never understood the idea that the ACT is more straightforward and the SAT is trickier. I haven't found that the SAT tries to trip you up at all. I guess I might feel this way because my major shortcoming is in the area of Math, which is easier on the SAT.</p>