Acing the SAT & ACT | Penn Foster Live Webinar Series


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Penn Foster College does not require enrolling students take either the sat or act exam, but many other colleges and universities do. On September 10th 2013 we gave this quick presentation to inform Penn Foster High School students all about the SAT & ACT,

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  • Used as a predictor of college success
  • Do a demo of a few colleges/universities
  • Most students take them twice
  • Live demo of both sites
  • Acing the SAT & ACT | Penn Foster Live Webinar Series

    1. 1. PENN FOSTER WEBINAR SERIES SESSION 2: ACING THE SAT AND ACT The information contained in this presentation has been prepared by Penn Foster, Inc. and contains confidential and proprietary information. Viewing this presentation assumes that you agree to keep confidential the contents of this presentation and not disclose any portion of it to any third person or party. Any reproduction or distribution of any portion of this presentation is strictly prohibited.
    2. 2. 2 THE SAT & ACT WHAT ARE THEY? The two most widely used college admissions tests Tests what students know and how well they can apply that knowledge
    3. 3. 3 WHO SHOULD TAKE THEM? Before registering, consider your college plans. Some community colleges, technical schools, and others DO NOT require the SAT or ACT. Instead they may require some other type of admission test which you would set up through the college itself COLLEGE-BOUND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Typically, you can find this information on the Admissions section of the college’s website THE SAT & ACT
    4. 4. 4 WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THEM? 1st take during the spring of their junior year & again during the fall of their senior year A year to a year and a half before you plan on entering college. PENN FOSTER STUDENTS TYPICALLY The SAT and ACT are offered several times a year When the majority of your core courses are completed WE RECOMMEND THE SAT & ACT
    5. 5. 5 What’s the difference? SAT ACT Score Range 600-2,400 1-36 Sections Math Critical Reading Writing Math English Reading Science Writing (optional) Guessing Penalty of -¼ point No penalty Time Limit 3 hours 45 minutes 2 hours 55 minutes ACTSAT THE SAT & ACT
    6. 6. 6 Which one should I take? Take a few practice tests Consider registering for the PLAN or PSAT Most schools will accept either one, so THE CHOICE IS YOURS THE SAT & ACT
    7. 7. 7 How do I register? ACT Deadline is a little over a month before the test date $36.50 (without writing) $52.50 (with writing) SAT Deadline is typically 1 month before the test date $51.00 Registration for both tests is done online THE SAT & ACT
    8. 8. 8 How should I prepare? Question of the Day - Follow on Twitter Practice Tests and Questions Study Guides for purchase Other Websites THE SAT & ACT
    9. 9. 9 What score do I need to achieve? Most universities will indicate median SAT/ACT range Select “College Search” If you have some prospective schools in mind, visit THE SAT & ACT
    10. 10. 10 CALCULATOR PHOTO IDENTIFICATION ADMISSION TICKET SNACK (FOR YOUR BREAK) CONSIDER WEARING A WATCH Basic, Scientific, and select Graphing Calculators ARE allowed – BRING ONE, it will save you time What to expect & bring on the day of the test Note: ACT has more strict calculator guidelines so be sure to check the website THE SAT & ACT
    11. 11. 11 ANY QUESTIONS?
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