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7 ACT Facts You Need to Know

Jan 08, 2009

The ACT is similar to the SAT in scope and design. Both of them are very important for those who want to get into college.

  1.  Here are seven facts about the ACT:
  2. The test was first started in 1959
  3. It is required by more four-year colleges than any other test
  4. It is taken in all fifty states
  5. There are a total of 215 questions asked on the ACT
  6. Including breaks and instructions, it take approximately four hours to complete the ACT If you take the writing portion, thirty minutes is added to the testing time
  7. Most people who take the ACT more than once see their score improve the second time

As you can see, the ACT is important for a lot of reasons. More colleges prefer it to the SAT, and with that in mind, more students are being encouraged to take it. All of the Ivy League schools also accept the ACT for admission requirements. No matter what school you want to get into, taking the ACT would put you on the right track.

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