ACT READING - HUMANITIES The humanities passages tend to deal with the human experience. The range of topics include art, language, literature, communication, religion, and philosophy. Expect to read about people who have different opinions. You will be asked to determine the strengths and weaknesses of those arguments. How do the opinions of the author compare with the opinions of others referred to in the passages?
ACT READING - HUMANITIES As you read, keep track of facts, dates, and key ideas. Many of the questions will be ask about your understanding of the different viewpoints from the passages. Find the overall main idea Determine how the author feels about the topic Determine the relationships between the characters and the entities Then, put all of this into context based on the passage.
ACT READING - HUMANITIES Read the questions carefully You will be asked what is the main idea of the passage or of a certain paragraph Identify or interpret a detail – these questions will often have question stems such as According to the passage ….. & The author states …… Specific points in the passage may not always have line references mentioned in the question. The answer is not necessarily word for word in the passage, but you still need to be able to justify the answer based on the passage. Many of the questions will ask about your understanding of the different viewpoints found in the passage. Questions may ask you how the author would respond to the concept mentioned in the passage.