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Improve your score on the ACT Reading Test by following these strategies.

Improve your score on the ACT Reading Test by following these strategies.

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  • STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU TEST BETTER ON THE ACT
    ACT Reading Test
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  • The ACT Reading Test
    40 questions covering 4 passages that need to be answered within 35 minutes
    8 to 8 ½ minutes to read each passage and answer the questions
  • The ACT Reading Test
    Questions will cover Prose Fiction, Humanities, Social Studies and the Natural Sciences
    Reading Test score will include subscoreson 20 questions in the Arts/Literature sections and 20 questions in the Social Studies/Sciences sections
  • The ACT Reading Test
    The Reading Test evaluates your ability to understand the passages that are in the test, not your ability to remember facts
    When reading the Prose Fiction passage, do not just note events. Be aware of the tone and mood of the passage, the relationships of the characters, and the emotion implied by what the characters are saying
  • The ACT Reading Test
    The Humanities passage is factual, not fiction
    The information presented in the Humanities passage is important, but you also need to pay attention to the author and his or her point of view
  • The ACT Reading Test
    You may be asked to project how the author would respond to a situation based on what the passage says about the author’s opinions
    The passage may have characters who are historical or contemporary people who have lived, not fictional characters like those is the Prose Fiction passages. You will be asked to infer or identify relationships between ideas, events, trends, people, or thoughts
  • The ACT Reading Test
    The Social Studies passage will present information obtained through research
    Pay attention to dates, names and concepts
    Understand cause-effect relationships, sequences of events, and comparisons
  • The ACT Reading Test
    The Natural Sciences passage will usually present you with a scientific topic and the significance of this topic
    Be aware of cause-effect relationships between natural phenomena
    Be aware of comparisons and sequences of events
  • The ACT Reading Test
    Track but do not memorize rules, theories, or scientific laws that are mentioned
    If jargon or technical language is used, the passage will help you understand the meaning from the context in which it is used
  • The ACT Reading Test
    Two types of questions are used:
    Referring
    Reasoning
  • The ACT Reading Test
    The questions will test your ability to:
    Determine the main ideas of the paragraph(s) or passage
    Identify details and the meanings of those details
    Understand comparative relationships (how things compare and how they contrast)
    Understand Cause and Effect relationships
  • The ACT Reading Test
    The questions will also test your ability to:
    Make generalizations (draw a conclusion)
    Figure out the meaning of words from the context
    Understand the sequence of events (the order in which they occur)
    Draw conclusions about the author’s voice and approach (Inferential; you have to understand attitude and point of view of author and the main purpose of the article)
  • Test Taking Strategies
    Pace Yourself
    2-3 minutes on each passage and an average of 35 seconds to answer each question
    Think of the test as four 8 ½ minute sections
    If you are a slower reader, preview the questions and then look at or scan the passage for the answers
  • Test Taking Strategies
    Answer all questions, even if you have to guess
    Keep the passage as whole in mind as you answer the questions
    Read quickly but carefully. Know what each question asks and select the best answer
    Sample practice tests will help you get a complete picture
  • Now Its Your Time To

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