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```									    SAT vs. ACT
What’s the Difference?
What we’ll cover today

1. SAT: Content and Strategies
2. ACT: Content and Strategies
3. Why do these tests matter, anyway?
4. Next Steps: Testing timeline and prep
options
The SAT Reasoning Test
20 minutes                25 minutes

20 minutes                                         Math 1
25 minutes

Writing 2
10 minutes

Experimental                                       Essay
Section                                            25 minutes
25 minutes

Writing 1
25 minutes
25 minutes
Math 2
25 minutes
Total Time:
3 hours, 45 minutes
SAT Scoring
Scoring
•One raw score point gained for each correct answer
•1/4 raw point taken away for each incorrect multiple choice answer
•No penalty or gain for omitted questions or incorrect answers on grid-ins

Leaving Them    Guessing      Using Process
Blank       Randomly      of Elimination
30 Questions   30 Questions   30 Questions
# Questions Correct          0              6              10

# Questions Incorrect        0             24              20

Positive Raw Points          0              6              10

Negative Raw Points          0              6               5

Total Raw Points             0              0               5

Total Scaled Points          0              0             30-50
SAT Math
• Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry
• … with a dash of Algebra II
• I-S-M-E!
15. The least integer of a set of consecutive
integers is –72. If the sum of these
integers is 73, how many integers are in
the set?
(A)     72
(B)     73
(C)     144
(D)     145
(E)     146
SAT Writing : Multiple Choice
• Grammar, structure, and style
• You can drill the most commonly tested rules

26. Much of the literature on the Civil War,
A
particularly those works that characterize him as the
B                         C
perfect foil to Ulysses S. Grant, portray Robert E. Lee
D
as a grand anachronism. No error
E
The Essay

• 25 Minutes, surprise prompt

• Take a side and stick to it!

• I-B-C is A-OK
CR : Sentence Completions
• Take CARE – Cover, Anticipate, Reveal, Eliminate

6. Dante’s poetry is not as ------- as many assume; it is
actually quite loaded with spiteful vituperations and--
----- against his contemporaries.

(A)peaceful . . accommodations
(B) contentious . . insults
(C)decorous . . invectives
(D)tense . . opinions
(E) genteel . . anecdotes

• Unavoidably BORING and DENSE text

• Process of elimination is also key
The ACT
Science
35 minutes                                     English
45 minutes

35 minutes

Math
60 minutes

Total Time:         Total Time with Essay:
2 hours, 55 minutes      3 hours, 25 minutes
The English Test

• Nuts & Bolts (Commas, Pronouns, Verbs)
• Style (Fragments, Modifiers, Tone)
• Student as Editor (Revision, Sequencing)

Example:
8   F. NO CHANGE
This expressway resembles an ordinary           G. it is
highway about as much as a space shuttle
resembles an airplane. At ten lanes wide,       H. it was
they are much larger than the bypass            J. they were
8
loops I have driven around Indianapolis
and Cincinnati.
The Math Test
• Algebra, Geometry, & Trigonometry
• I-S-M-E
Example:

A      B      7A + 2B
41   If    +      =             and A, B, and x
30 105           x
are integers greater than 1, then what must x
equal?

A. 9
B. 135
C. 210
D. 630
E. 3,150
• Prose Fiction, Social Studies, Humanities
& Natural Sciences
• 4 Long passages, 2 key strategies
1. Two-Track Mind

Questions on the ACT deal with MAIN IDEAS and
PEOPLE.

THINK BIG PICTURE!
The Science Test
• Not a science test!
• Ability to interpret charts and graphs
Passage I
Measles is an extremely contagious viral
route. Figure 1 shows the course of
measles from time of exposure to
recovery from the infection.
After recovery from measles, the infected
individual develops immunity or
resistance to re-infection. Figure 1
shows the development of immunity
indicated by the antibody level.
The “optional” Essay
• 30 Minutes
• One essay prompt asking you to take a
position
• Prompts are typically about a school-related
issue

2. Take a point & STICK TO IT
3. Let I-B-C be your guide!
PSAT vs. SAT vs.
PSAT vs SAT vs ACT ACT
PSAT                         SAT                          ACT
2 hours 15 minutes          3 hours 45 minutes          3 hours 25 minutes
no science section          no science section          includes science
no trigonometry             no trigonometry             Includes trig

multiple-choice only        includes essay              essay optional

guessing penalty            guessing penalty            no guessing penalty
math accounts for 33% of    math accounts for 33% of    math accounts for 25% of
random question order
difficulty                  difficulty

“reasoning” based           “reasoning” based           content-based

Big challenge:              Big challenge:              Big challenge:
tricky questions            tricky questions, length    time crunch!
SAT Subject Tests
• Each test is one hour in length
• Achievement-based tests, measuring knowledge
learned from college-level courses in the following
areas:
• ENGLISH: Literature
• HISTORY: U.S. History, World History
• MATH: Mathematics Level 1, Mathematics Level 2
• SCIENCE: Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics

• LANGUAGES: Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Modern Hebrew,
Italian, Latin, Japanese, Korean
Why does Testing Matter?
Small Input
Standardized
Everything else                  Testing = 10
= 1,000 hrs.                       hrs.

Transcript =
8,000 hrs.

Standardized tests are the biggest “bang for the buck”
part of the college admissions process.
Testing Timeline

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year
Test Prep Options
Revolution Opportunities
Upcoming Mock Exams and Group Courses
•   Prep for the May 7th SAT
•   Poly HS (700 Building), Begins March 19th (six week course)
•   Mock Exam: March 5th from 9am-1pm (SAT or ACT), only \$15
Private Tutoring
•   Tutors’ Spring schedules are filling fast!
www.revolutionprep.com
Questions?
Revolution Prep Regional Manager
Kristen.bowman@revolutionprep.com

or (310) 745-9242

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