Getting panicky is the worst that can happen during any examinations and ACT reading is no exception. Your ACT reading score would go a better mark if you follow these simple reading tips.
Extensive reading is the best weapon you can have while meeting the ACT reading examination, while reading variety of subjects, and try to comprehend the gist of it. May be a fast reading course would help to cover a lot without losing the essence.
The duration of the ACT Reading section is 35 minutes. It contains 3000 words in four 750-word passages, there will be 40 questions based on these passages. The exam is not at all difficult provided you keep your cool and be analytical. Of course the speed also matter as the total time available to you is just above half an hour,
Get to know the question better
This exercise would familiarise you with what is the overall output expected of you. Getting familiarised with the entire passages would put you in a comfort zone in prioritising the answers. Reading once more would improve your grasp of the topic.
Try to be knowledgeable
Some passages may be Greek to you but there is no point in fretting. You can understand the gist by going through it more carefully.
Be choosy choice of in the answers
Not necessarily you should answer all the questions; you have the option to skip a couple of answers.
Memorise lines in the question
That would help you to pinpoint the place of the passage those particular lines appear.
You’re choosing the best answer at any point of time would help. Perhaps your intellectual judgement may be outside the purview of the answer as called for in the passage.
Test scoring method
As there is no negative marking, you can attempt all answers in spite of the fact that you are unsure of any questions.
There is no wrong answer penalty, so make sure you answer every question, even if you cannot eliminate any answer choices
Be time conscious
You can save time by previously filling up whatever possible automatically.
Get to know the structure.
The 35 minute duration reading section follows after a ten minute break,
Each of the four ACT reading passages contains 10 questions each; each question will have 4 multiple choices. The order of the passages will be
- Prose Fiction
- Social Studies
- Natural Sciences
This sequence is constant.
Finally predicting an answer you prior to looking at the answer choices would give you better leverage. You are going to prove that you are a vivid reader as well as who can understand the content in the right perspective,