Two practical sources for preparing for the SAT and the ACT tests are the College Board and the ACT websites. Both test makers provide sample questions and links to third-party organizations that specialize in preparation for the standardized tests.
The College Board SAT practice page includes sections that help students prepare for the reading, writing and math sections of the test. The reading questions provide passages from literature and ask the readers to make assumptions based on their interpretation of the material. The math practice questions cover multiple choice questions designed to test students' ability to do algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics and word problems. The writing sections center around improving sentences and paragraphs, identifying common errors and written prompts. The test taker must develop a point of view using relevant information and correct grammar and style based on an excerpt.
The ACT online preparation is available for a fee. Previous tests' questions cover the four multiple-choice sections on the ACT: reading, math, English and science. The practice learning platform includes an abbreviated version of the ACT for an overview, a personalized learning plan based on the results and a variety of interactive learning tools, such as flashcards, writing prompts and questions.