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Category: ACT & SAT

Kristin Fracchia

ACT vs SAT: Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Test

Our infographic, cartoons, videos, and top tips from SAT and ACT experts will help you see the differences between the ACT and SAT and pick the right test for you!

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Emily Faison

Why can’t I use a mechanical pencil on the ACT or SAT?

That’s right—you can’t use a mechanical pencil on the ACT. Or the SAT. Or, in fact, a lot of standardized tests. For the SAT and ACT, however, using a mechanical pencil may put your score in peril. The machines that the test-makers use to mark the score sheets don’t pick up on the markings. This […]

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Thomas Broderick

What is High Stakes Testing?

A lot is on the line when you take a high-stakes test. In this article, learn why the SAT and ACT are high-stakes tests, and how you can benefit.

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Thomas Broderick

Are the SAT and ACT Viewed Equally?

The SAT and ACT are two sides of the same college admissions coin. In this article, learn about what ties these two tests together.

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Kristin Fracchia

5 Best Free Apps for SAT and ACT Test Prep

Quality test prep doesn’t have to be only for those who can afford it. Check out our list of the five best free SAT and ACT apps for test prep!

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Anika Manzoor

Meet Anika!

Hey, hey, hey! I’m Anika, the newest member of the Magoosh SAT/ACT blogging team. I’m excited to share what I know about SAT/ACT strategies and help you on your way to achieve your post-high school dreams, but first let me tell you a story about my own journey with test prep. When I was in […]

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Emily Faison

Meet Emily!

  Hi there! I’m Emily, and… confession time… I actually like school. Go ahead and roll your eyes, I don’t mind! Because I like school so much, I’ve picked up a few strategies for better test taking, more comprehensive reading, and no nonsense grammar and writing. It’s a good thing I’m Magoosh’s newest ACT/SAT expert […]

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Jon Chang

What Time Do the SAT and ACT End?

Confused about the timing of standardized tests? Read this to figure out the ending time of the ACT and SAT.

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David Recine

Should You Take Both the ACT and SAT?

How useful is it to take both the ACT and the SAT? It depends on who you are.

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