# ACT

## Paired Passage Walkthrough (With Videos!)

The paired passage section on the ACT or SAT is a portion of the reading section that asks you to read two passages and answer a set of questions based on both passages. In this post, we’ll walk through some of the unique challenges the paired passage presents and strategies for overcoming these challenges.

The ACT does not provide a formula sheet for the Math section, so you’ll need to know a few key formulas by heart. We’ve put together a one-page, downloadable study guide to math formulas on the ACT below.

## Do Colleges Prefer the SAT or the ACT?

Millions of students take the ACT or SAT globally each year. Hundreds of articles detail the similarities and differences between the two tests. But do colleges prefer the SAT or the ACT? Does an SAT or an ACT score look better on your college application?

## Natural Science Passage Walkthrough (With Videos!)

This SAT/ACT Natural Science passage walkthrough covers a Natural Science passage similar to one you would find on the SAT and ACT tests. First, read about what the Natural Science passage is and then watch the following videos for the passage walkthrough.

## Go In There Like You Own The Test (and More Tips for the SAT or ACT)

Half the battle of taking the SAT or ACT is mental. It’s a long test, and a hard test, and in order to do well on test day, you have to feel confident in how you’ve prepared and what you know. Here are a few tips for owning test day:

## Strategies for the ACT Science Section

In order to do really well on the ACT Science section, you need to implement some strategies (on top of also knowing the content really well).

## 30+ Educational Podcasts to Make You Smarter

Don’t let your brain go on pilot mode over school breaks. With all your glorious free time, try listening to a podcast that will engage your mind and curiosity.

## Should International Students Take the SAT or ACT?

As an international student, which test should you take – and does the ACT or SAT test look better on your college application?

## ACT/SAT Math Practice Question: Writing a Formula to Describe a Trend

On the ACT and SAT math sections, you will come across questions about exponential and linear trends that will ask you to write a formula to describe the trend in question. In today’s post, we’re sharing an example of how to write a formula to describe a trend.