It’s that time of year when questions like “What’s on the SAT?”, What’s on the ACT?”, “Should I take both?” “How important are these exams really in the college admissions process?” can preoccupy the minds of students and parents alike. To demystify it all, Kaplan Test Prep will holds its free National Practice Day on Saturday, November 16 at locations around the country and live online.
Here’s how it works: Students who attend the event on site will
take a combo SAT and ACT test, featuring realistic practice questions, which
will help familiarize them with the content. Students who attend an online
event will take shortened, predictive versions of both exams. In addition to
the free practice, each participant will receive a personalized detailed
performance analysis. This will give students an idea of which one they
should prep for and take - though many students ultimately decide to sit for
both exams. Additionally, Kaplan experts will provide attendees with an
overview of the exams and their important roles in the admissions process.
According to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2013 survey of college admissions officers, nearly 90% of schools across the country require a student to submit a score from either the SAT or ACT. And doing well on the exams can help college applicants secure strong merit-based financial aid packages.