SAT or ACT? That is the question!

Common Myths about the ACT and the SAT

Students (and their parents) often struggle over which college entrance exam to take,
the ACT or the SAT. Before you make a decision, it’s important to understand some
common myths about the two tests, and conduct a reality check!

Myth #1: If a student has good grades, s/he will do great on the ACT or the SAT. The
student really doesn’t even need to study.

REALITY: Good grades mean that a student does well at the challenges of
school. And while the ACT and the SAT are based on school learning, success
at school does not guarantee that a student:

A) will recall — ALL the info that’s on the ACT or SAT tests. [Remember: these
tests cover multiple years of schooling, not just one year.], or that

B) has learned the test-taking skills necessary for doing well on the ACT or SAT:
testing time-management, process of elimination, “intelligent stumbling,” strategic
guessing, etc.

Singing Turtle tutors make sure that students learn (or re-learn) the critical
information they’ll have to call upon, and that students learn and repeatedly
practice the test-taking skills they’ll need to use on test day.

We use Skype to tutor students all across the U.S. and Canada, and we have
experience working with special needs students.

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