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Ch 2: ACT English - Section Overview: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The ACT English - Section Overview chapter of this ACT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the ACT English section. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the ACT English section.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ACT preparation material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better ACT scores. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding how to prepare for the ACT English test
  • Need an efficient way to learn about the ACT English section
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers
  • Missed class time and need to catch up
  • Can't access extra ACT review resources at school

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the ACT English - Section Overview chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the ACT English - Section Overview chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any English question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What is the structure of the English section of the ACT?
  • What types of usage/mechanics questions are on the ACT English test?
  • What kind of rhetorical skills questions are on the ACT English test?
  • What are some strategies for taking the ACT English test?
  • How can I make smart guesses on the ACT English test?

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: ACT English - Section Overview: Help and Review
Structure of the ACT English Section

1. Structure of the ACT English Section

Learn the main features of the ACT English section, including the number of questions, the test organization, and the types of questions you can expect to see. Practice identifying different question types so that you can nail them on the exam!

Types of Usage/Mechanics Questions on the ACT English

2. Types of Usage/Mechanics Questions on the ACT English

There are three main types of Usage and Mechanics questions on the English section of the ACT. Learn the three types of questions and practice with sample questions.

Strategy for Usage/Mechanics Questions on the ACT English

3. Strategy for Usage/Mechanics Questions on the ACT English

Learn three strategies for Usage and Mechanics questions on the English section of the ACT exam. These strategies will help you avoid making careless mistakes. Using them successfully can lead to a higher score on the exam.

Types of Rhetorical Skills Questions on the ACT English

4. Types of Rhetorical Skills Questions on the ACT English

Learn about the three main types of rhetorical skills questions on the ACT English as well as some helpful strategies for answering these questions correctly.

Strategy for Rhetorical Skills Questions on the ACT English

5. Strategy for Rhetorical Skills Questions on the ACT English

Learn strategies for answering style, strategy, and organization questions on the ACT English exam. You can use these strategies for about 50% of the questions on the ACT English.

How to Make Smart Guesses on the ACT English

6. How to Make Smart Guesses on the ACT English

Learn guessing strategies for the ACT English exam. There's no penalty for guessing incorrectly, and these strategies can help increase your chances of getting the right answer. Use these strategies to boost your score if you don't know the answer or are running out of time.

ACT English Tips

7. ACT English Tips

Follow these suggestions to guide your English study and review in preparation for the ACT exam. Check out the links to content at Study.com to help boost your knowledge of the areas of English tested in the ACT.

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