You guys should consider the ACT...

<p>Today, I just felt like seeing what I would get on the ACT as opposed to the sat. So I went to this link:</p>

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<p>and took the official practice test. Now, I must say, I found the ACT much easier than the sat. I've only taken the first two sections (english and math) and I scored a 35 and 36 on those sections, respectively. I seriously recommend some of you to try it out, just to see. You might find it easy and decide to take that over the sat (I might do it)!</p>

<p>Just thought that it might help...</p>

<p>It's not as easy as you think it is. The <em>main</em> problem in the ACT is the time. You try keeping true to that and it gets a lot harder.</p>

<p>I'm not sure the phrase "it's not as easy as you think" stills is valid given the fact that I got a 35 and 36 (yes, within the time limit). I was just saying, for some, the test may be easier and people should look into it.</p>

<p>thanks, if i get chance i will try</p>

<p>Anecdotally or otherwise, how often do people score better on the SAT than the ACT?</p>

<p>My guidance counselor said that, statistically, females do better on the ACT than they do on the SAT (that held true for me).</p>

<p>I tried an ACT practice test, but I came crawling back to the SAT with a whole new appreciation for the SAT. </p>

<p>The ACT is just too boring.</p>

<p>if you can do that well stix, great. most people will have trouble with the time constraints.</p>

<p>Well, most of my friends, who scored around 33~35 on that Prep test,
resulted in 30~32 in the actual test.
Similar thing happened to me with SAT.
My point is, therefore, don't overly trust the official prep test scores.</p>

<p>I agree that the ACT isn't as easy as you think. It tests some material (e.g., science) that isn't tested on the SAT at all, it tests some material at a higher level that the SAT (e.g., math), and the time pressure is far worse on the ACT than on the SAT. Attached is the link for the research report relating to the 2006 ACT administration: <a href=""&gt;;/a>
Note the figures in Table 2.1 -- of more than 1.2 million students who took the test, only 216 got a perfect composite score of 36. That's roughly about 1 student out of every 5,500 who take the test.</p>