LASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2903 times:
I've been looking all over Embry's site, but they only go as far as saying they want to see scores. Well, scores from which tests? I've bought a Collegeboard SAT study guide book, but don't really know what to study for.. I plan on taking the SAT next month and the ACT soon after..
Tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2871 times:
Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Thread starter): I've been looking all over Embry's site, but they only go as far as saying they want to see scores. Well, scores from which tests?
Many schools just require some number of SAT subject tests (not the same thing as the SAT), aka SAT II's. If they don't specify, it usually means they don't care which ones they are, just that you do the right number. Some schools will specify some subset: e.g. Math + two others.
Do what PIlotpip said...call admissions and ask to be sure.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6392 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2865 times:
I don't know why colleges put so much weight on the SAT's/ACT's anyways, since most of them give you an entrance and placement exam anyways that usually takes a couple of days to take... Not that I did badly on my SAT, though...
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Quoting KELPkid (Reply 3): I don't know why colleges put so much weight on the SAT's/ACT's anyways,
I think that is more true for big state colleges than for tiny private schools like Riddle. All they care for here is that you have a heartbeat and aren't mentally retarded, though I have seen some retards roaming around...
Phatty3374 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2715 times:
Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 1): You really can't "study" for the SAT/ACT. The best study is to be well rested. Chances are your scores will be very similar taking it a number of times.
I'm sorry, but I also disagree strongly. It is a test like any other, and those who study more will do better. This is the basis behind the 'SAT is unfair for the poor' argument, as they cannot afford tutors, etc. I took the SATs twice; the first with no practice, and the second with 2 months of weekly SAT tutoring. My scores on the second test were FAR higher than on the first test.
As for SAT vs. ACT, it is really personal preference. The ACT involves 5 test sections if you opt to take the writing section (English, Math, Reading Comprehension, Science, and Writing), and the SAT involves 3 test sections (Reading Comprehension, Math, and Writing).
The university I'm currently attending required 2 SAT II tests in addition to either the SAT or ACT, but I believe these requirements are different at most schools. You should be fine....and in the end everything will work out!