Why is the SAT so hard? Why is the ACT so hard?

Why is The SAT so hard?  Why is the ACT so hard?

The SAT and ACT are difficult because the test makers have designed the questions that go against your gut reaction.  The multiple-choice answers that are incorrect are all chosen for a reason.  That is, there are always incorrect answers on the SAT or ACT that are extremely tempting.  Couple this with an unfamiliar scoring system, and add on top of that a time constraint and you’ve got a tricky test.  Even more stress gets piled on when you consider what hangs in the balance- your college plans and your future.


But, don’t worry.  The SAT and ACT are both very predictable.  You just need to familiarize yourself with the material, as well as acknowledge and correct any weaknesses you might have from a content standpoint.  Whether it’s ACT Math, SAT Reading Comprehension, or ACT Science, with good preparation, you can get the high score you need to get into the college of your dreams.

The key is great instruction.  There’s plenty of help online.  Plenty of free tips, free lessons, free videos.  Some of that stuff is great.  Some is garbage.  The internet is chock full of both.  We encourage you to do as much research and study as you can on your own.   However, the only way to really improve at something is to completely understand your weaknesses as well as the task at hand.  You need an expert to help you pin point what you’re doing wrong, and also to help you understand what’s important for each exam.  The SAT is different than the ACT.  SAT Math is not the same as ACT Math.  ACT English is different than SAT Writing (both are grammar tests).  You’ll need different strategies for each section of each exam.

On top of that, strategies will vary with goal scores.  Check out this post: http://higherlearningtestprep.com/why-you-should-have-a-goal-score-in-mind/

The strategy for getting a 600 in SAT Reading is different than strategy for a goal score of 500, and different than for a goal score of 700.

These exams can seem very difficult.  But they are manageable with help.  Drop us a line, and we’ll help you get where you’re going.   director@temp.higherlearningtestprep.com