What is the ACT?

Published Sunday, January 30, 2011 by Katie

The ACT is widely known as the substitute for the SAT. However, in regions such as the Bay Area, students tend to be more knowledgeable about the details of the SAT than those of the ACT. Indeed, in the state of California, more than 50% of students favor the SAT over the ACT. What, exactly, is the ACT? In short, it is a test comprised of five sections—English, math reading, science reasoning, and writing. Unlike the SAT, which has ten sections, all of which are required, the writing section on the ACT is optional. No… Continue Reading


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