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Are You Also Taking the ACT? Check Out the Magoosh ACT Blog!

Magoosh ACT Blog


Are you planning to take both the SAT and ACT exams to bolster your college apps? If so, you’re in good company. More and more students are taking both the SAT and the ACT. In fact, the number of high schoolers taking standardized tests to get into college is at an all time high!

Until recently, the SAT was the more popular exam, but in the last year or so the ACT has begun to dominate the college prep scene. This is partially due to the fact that 12 US states now require, and pay for, public school students to take the ACT.

With this in mind, we created the Magoosh ACT Blog to provide you with information and resources about this test. 🙂

What do you need to know about the ACT exam?

The SAT and ACT are similar exams, but they assess your academic strengths and weaknesses in different ways. Performing poorly on one test does not mean that you’ll perform poorly on the other, and vice versa. So, what do you need to know about the ACT?

Here are some basics:

Discover how the ACT and SAT are similar and different. (Hint: there’s more to it than the ACT science section!)

Learn when the ACT is offered and how to register.

The top 10 things to know about ACT scores work.

Learn how to compare your ACT and SAT scores to know which one is better.

Still curious about the ACT?

Head to the Magoosh ACT Blog to learn more! Questions? Leave them in the comments section, below.

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About Rita Kreig

Rita helps high schoolers find Magoosh, improve their SAT/ACT scores, and get into their dream schools. She earned both her BA and Master of Pacific International Affairs from UC San Diego, where she also studied Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Rita loves education and marketing, just as much as she loves vinyasa yoga and baking chocolate chip cookies.

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