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SAT vs ACT? Live In-Person vs Live Online? How to Decide.

  • QUESTION 1: Do you prefer to take the SAT or ACT?
    • The SAT and ACT can both be used for college admissions.
    • Colleges consider the SAT and ACT the same. No college prefers one test over the other.
    • The highest score on the SAT is a 1600. The highest score on the ACT is a 36.
      • A 35 on the ACT is equivalent to a 1550 on the SAT.
      • A 30 on the ACT is equivalent to a 1380 on the SAT.
      • A 25 on the ACT is equivalent to a 1200 on the SAT.
    • The SAT is given on a computer. The ACT is given on paper.
    • The SAT and ACT both test Math, Reading, and Writing Skills with some differences. The SAT tests vocabulary whereas the ACT does not. The ACT has a Science section whereas the SAT does not.
    • The ACT Science is not “real” science – you don’t need to know Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Instead, it mostly tests graph interpretation, variable tweaking, etc. – almost an extension of Math.
    • The SAT Math is mostly Algebra I and Geometry whereas the ACT Math also tests some Algebra II concepts.
    • The SAT goes more in-depth and can be trickier. The ACT is more straight-forward, but is a faster test covering slightly more advanced concepts.
  • QUESTION 2: Do you prefer learning live in-person or live online via Zoom from home?
    • Live In-Person Courses require travel and may not be close by for you.
    • Live Online Courses can be done from home, but require a computer and internet connection.

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About TestMasters

TestMasters offers classroom courses, online courses, and private 1-on-1 courses for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and a host of other standardized tests. TestMasters is rapidly becoming one of the most popular SAT/PSAT/ACT test preparation companies around. Last year, over 6000 students took a TestMasters SAT or ACT course in Houston alone, making the company the largest provider of SAT/PSAT/ACT preparation in the city. The students that have gone through the TestMasters program have done very well. Each year, TestMasters produces more perfect SAT scores and more National Merit Semi-finalists than any other test preparation company. For these successes, TestMasters and its students have been honored by the Mayor of Houston, the Houston City Council, and Governor of Texas on multiple occasions.

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