Taking the SAT, ACT, or PSAT is a nerve racking experience. I froze up my first time taking the ACT and didn’t finish the math section. I knew how to do it; it was just new and scary. It would have been awesome if I had been able to take a practice test beforehand. That way I would have known what to expect, how to pace myself, and known where to spend most of my time, based on my strengths and weaknesses.
Evidently the people at the Princeton Review have heard several people share my same concern. They have declared March 20, 2010 as National Testing Day they are offering a free full-length, SAT, ACT, or PSAT practice test to anyone who signs up.
Why should you wake up early on a Saturday to take a test that doesn’t count for college admissions? By taking the practice test, you will become familiar with the test’s format, learn the best way to pace yourself, and receive a personalized score that shows your strengths and weakness. This will give you time to study differently, if necessary, and improve your chances for the actual test.
Everyone is different, so the way everyone studies is also different. This also determines why some people do better on the ACT or the SAT. The Princeton Review gives tips for which test is best for different people, but if you want to try the ACT when you are more of a SAT person, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a shot.
This is a great opportunity to take a real SAT, ACT, or PSAT test with absolutely no risk.
And keep these SAT/ACT study tips in mind on March 20!