A question students ask when preparing for the SAT and ACT is: “Should I take the test with or without writing?” The answer has evolved since the new SAT was introduced in March 2016. The Essay was always optional on the ACT. Prior to the launch of the new SAT, the Essay was required.
As part of registering for the SAT/ ACT test, Collegeboard and ACT allow you to be able to send your test scores directly to four colleges at no additional charge. Collegeboard even extends a nine-day grace period after the test day to send scores at no additional fee.
Just like a runner will run many practice marathons before their actual marathon or a musical will do many dress rehearsals, going beyond the homework and sessions to take full length practice tests before the actual test is the only way to determine what is working and what is not. Practice tests provide insight into time management, fatigue, point cost factor, and other test-taking tendencies.
SAT, ACT test day checklist is created to make sure our students are ready to battle the tests. These are difficult tests, not only for what is on them but also for how long they are. From start to finish, students will end up spending close to 5hours at their test center. To stay mentally and physically focused for such a long day does require extra attention. Hence, what you do on the final day before the test and on the test day itself is extremely important, so please print out and read through the practical “checklist” below.