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SAT/ACT Podcast

Charles County Public Schools is proud to present the SAT/ACT Podcast. This series of audio clips is meant to help students and parents better prepare for the SAT and ACT. The clips cover the differences between the two tests, how to create a successful preparation plan, studying tips and helpful resources, test-taking strategies and what to expect after the test is complete. The advice comes directly from students who have taken the tests. The student comments are based on personal test-taking experiences and are meant only as helpful hints for other students.


Section 1: Which Test Is For Me? Dissecting the SAT and the ACT.

Discover the differences between the two tests and analyze the process students make when deciding which test to take.




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Section 2: What's my game plan? Creating a preparation plan that works.

Learn when to take the test(s) and how college research can affect preparation from a student perspective.




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Section 3: How do I study? Identifying successful personal study techniques.

What works best? Should you study with a group, individually or with the help of a teacher or tutor? Students share what worked for them.




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Section 4: Where do I go for help? Helpful SAT and ACT resources

Resources for SAT and ACT range from web sites to books and computer games. Learn what students think offer the most help.




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Section 5: How do I survive? Test-taking strategies that work.

Remain alert and energized during the test with these student suggestions.




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Section 6: What happens next? What to expect after the test is over.

Some things take time. Students talk about how long it takes to receive scores and tips on how to submit your scores to the college(s) of your choice.




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For additional information on these tests, please visit the official SAT and ACT web sites. This podcast is also available through iTunes.

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