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STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU TEST BETTER ON THE ACT<br />ACT Science Test<br />www.naperville-tutoring.com<br />© 2011 Paul Kali...
The ACT Science Test<br />40 questions in seven test units that you must answer in 35 minutes  <br />Questions evaluate yo...
The ACT Science Test<br />The ACT test does not measure your advanced knowledge about these subjects <br />But some knowle...
The ACT Science Test<br />Scientific information in the test passages is<br />presented in 3 different formats: <br />Data...
The ACT Science Test<br />Data Representation: Requires you to understand, evaluate, and interpret graphs, tables, charts,...
The ACT Science Test<br />Problem Solving Methodology<br />Restate the problem<br />What information is needed?<br />Find ...
Test Taking Strategies<br />Pace yourself.  (less  than a minute for each of 40 questions)<br />Read the text, graphs and ...
Test Taking Strategies<br />Notice captions or legends or any explanation offered.  Look for trends in the data. Understan...
Test Taking Strategies<br />Gain an understanding of scientific processes if you don’t have that already <br />Be prepared...
Test Taking Strategies<br />When working with conflicting viewpoints, you will have to interpret the viewpoints, theories,...
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ACT Test Taking Strategies For The ACT Science Test

  1. 1. ™<br />36<br />ACT UP<br />© 2011 Paul Kaliher and Joan Geyer Kaliher http://www.naperville-tutoring.com<br />
  2. 2. STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU TEST BETTER ON THE ACT<br />ACT Science Test<br />www.naperville-tutoring.com<br />© 2011 Paul Kaliher and Joan Geyer Kaliher http://www.naperville-tutoring.com<br />
  3. 3. The ACT Science Test<br />40 questions in seven test units that you must answer in 35 minutes <br />Questions evaluate your interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and problem-solving skills associated with science <br />You will be reading about, and be tested on, Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Sciences, and Physics<br />
  4. 4. The ACT Science Test<br />The ACT test does not measure your advanced knowledge about these subjects <br />But some knowledge of scientific terms or concepts is needed (2 years of science coursework in high school) <br />The test emphasizes the application of scientific reasoning skills instead of your ability to recall content or your skill in math and reading ability<br />
  5. 5. The ACT Science Test<br />Scientific information in the test passages is<br />presented in 3 different formats: <br />Data Representation<br />Research summaries<br />Conflicting Viewpoints<br />
  6. 6. The ACT Science Test<br />Data Representation: Requires you to understand, evaluate, and interpret graphs, tables, charts, or diagrams<br />Research summaries: Requires you to understand, evaluate, analyze, and interpret the design, execution, and results of experiments <br />Conflicting Viewpoints: Requires you to evaluate several alternative theories, hypotheses, or viewpoints on a specific observable phenomenon<br />
  7. 7. The ACT Science Test<br />Problem Solving Methodology<br />Restate the problem<br />What information is needed?<br />Find the needed information<br />Supply additional scientific information (terms or concepts) as needed<br />
  8. 8. Test Taking Strategies<br />Pace yourself. (less than a minute for each of 40 questions)<br />Read the text, graphs and tables carefully and understand what the question is asking<br />When thinking about the information on a graph, identify what is displayed and what unit(s) of measurement are used <br />
  9. 9. Test Taking Strategies<br />Notice captions or legends or any explanation offered. Look for trends in the data. Understand the influencing trends<br />Be able to identify axis labels, find information in keys, identify variables shown, determine relationships between variables (direct, inverse or other), interpolate data points, extrapolate a data trend, make hypotheses or predictions from the data, and translate data from one form into another<br />
  10. 10. Test Taking Strategies<br />Gain an understanding of scientific processes if you don’t have that already <br />Be prepared to identify assumptions, hypotheses, controls and variables, how experiments compare to each other, and the good and bad characteristics of experiments <br />Be prepared also to determine the possible effects of altering the experiments and to make predictions from the results of experiments<br />
  11. 11. Test Taking Strategies<br />When working with conflicting viewpoints, you will have to interpret the viewpoints, theories, or hypotheses, and determine how the viewpoints compare, along with their good and bad characteristics <br />Be prepared to determine how the different viewpoints explain the same phenomenon<br />
  12. 12. Now Its Your Time To <br />™<br />36<br />ACT UP<br />www.naperville-tutoring.com<br />© 2011 Paul Kaliher and Joan Geyer Kaliher http://www.naperville-tutoring.com<br />
  13. 13. © 2011 Naperville Tutoring | ACT UP™ | ACT PREP <br />All rights reserved. Permission granted to use with author, Joan Geyer Kaliher and website link provided.<br />http://www.naperville-tutoring.com/act-up.html<br />™<br />36<br />ACT UP<br />www.naperville-tutoring.com<br />© 2011 Paul Kaliher and Joan Geyer Kaliher http://www.naperville-tutoring.com<br />

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