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Ch 34: ACT Reading - Overview: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The ACT Reading - Overview chapter of this ACT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master reading strategies for the ACT test. 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 reading section's structure.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ACT preparation material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn ACT topics. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to prepare for the ACT reading section
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of preparing for the ACT (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the ACT reading section
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra ACT preparation resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the ACT Reading - 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 Reading - Overview chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any reading question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a reading overview unit of a standard ACT prep course. Topics covered include:

  • Structure of the ACT reading section
  • Strategies for taking the ACT reading test
  • Types of passages on the ACT reading section
  • Reading comprehension improvement through getting the gist of an essay
  • Test-taking strategies for answering multiple choice questions about literature

6 Lessons in Chapter 34: ACT Reading - Overview: Help and Review
ACT Reading: Types of Passages

1. ACT Reading: Types of Passages

Wondering what kinds of passages you'll have to tackle on the ACT Reading test? Getting familiar with the passages can help boost your score and save you a lot of pain: here's an overview.

ACT Reading: Strategy

2. ACT Reading: Strategy

Watch this video to get some tips and tricks for a high score on the ACT reading test, including time-saving ways to approach the passages and strategies for managing the questions.

Structure of the ACT Reading Section

3. Structure of the ACT Reading Section

Learn how the ACT Reading test is set up, what the questions are like, and how the scoring works, so you can approach it without fear and tackle the passages confidently.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

4. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

5. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.

Distant Reading: Characteristics & Overview

6. Distant Reading: Characteristics & Overview

Distant Reading is an unusual and controversial alternative way of analyzing literature created by literary scholar Franco Moretti. Read more about how Moretti is challenging tradition by viewing literature as data.

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