Why is the ACT Important?
In 2012, for the first time ever, more students took the ACT than the SAT to earn admission to college. Colleges report that ACT and SAT scores are one of the top three factors for admission, so a top ACT or SAT score is a must for admission to selective colleges.
Why C2 for ACT Prep?
C2 Education’s ACT prep programs are fully customized to meet each student’s individual needs. Every C2 ACT prep program begins with a full-length diagnostic test and consultation with a C2 program director. The diagnostic test results as well as the student’s academic record and goals will be reviewed to assess strengths and areas of opportunity. This review process allows C2’s program directors and tutors to work together to customize each student’s unique program. Unlike other ACT prep programs, which tend to be one-size-fits-all, and are often scheduled too close to students’ test dates for them to see significant improvement, C2’s programs build foundational skills that will last, and our small-group setting provides support and engagement.C2 Education’s unique ACT prep programs help students maximize results by:
- Strengthening core skills in reading, writing, and math
- Teaching life-long learning strategies
- Guiding students through high school and the college admissions process
- Helping students balance ACT prep and school work
Every Student Benefits from ACT Prep
Although the ACT is more knowledge-based than the SAT, it still doesn’t reflect the lessons taught in a typical high school classroom. In addition, the ACT requires that students be able to read and analyze information very quickly. Because the ACT is different from other tests students take throughout high school, most students benefit from ACT prep because preparation can help students master the specific skills covered by the test.
At C2, ACT prep is about more than just increasing ACT scores. A C2 ACT prep program also helps students with college readiness skills in reading, writing, and math that will help them for years to come. C2 tutors and program directors provide academic support beyond the ACT, helping students master important study skills, develop strong work habits, and balance their test prep and school work.
ACT vs. SAT
All four-year colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT, so it can be a challenge to figure out which test to take, or whether to prepare for both. At C2 Education, we recommend that students explore both options by taking a practice test for each exam. Then students can choose whether to focus their energies on ACT prep, SAT prep, or both. For more information about the differences between these tests, visit the following blog post.