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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Wednesday, Feb. 6, LRHS students will have the opportunity to prepare for college by taking a practice American College Testing (ACT) exam. The ACT is a college entrance exam students can take as juniors.
LRHS college and career counselor Michelle Todoroff suggested that students take the practice ACT exam, “The practice ACT is a great way to evaluate the differences between the ACT and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). All sophomores took the PSAT in October and this way you can compare which test students will do better on.”
Taking the practice ACT gives students another outlet for preparation and can be a first taste on what the ACT is like.
Choosing between the ACT and SAT could make a big difference for a student, because the tests are not the same.
“The difference over the ACT and SAT is that the ACT has a science section that the SAT does not,” Todoroff said.
Colleges don’t have a preference between the ACT or the SAT, so choosing which one is better for a specific student could make a big difference on a person’s transcript.
Students can register to take the practice exam at revolutionprep.com and the fee is $20. The proceeds support the Career and College fair at LRHS and the deadline to register is Feb. 1.
Students are instructed to bring a pencil, calculator, water and a snack. The test starts at 1:30 p.m. after school in the cafeteria and lasts until 5:00 p.m.