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Ch 32: ACT Science Reasoning - Overview: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The ACT Science Reasoning - Overview chapter of this ACT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master science reasoning. 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 science reasoning.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help preparing for the ACT science section will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding data representations or research summaries.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about science reasoning.
  • 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 science 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 Science Reasoning - 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 Science Reasoning - Overview chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant 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 answers to questions including:

  • What do the data representation passages look like in the ACT science section?
  • How do the research summaries and questions work in the science portion of the ACT?
  • What is the best way to approach the conflicting viewpoints passages in the ACT science section?
  • What role does prior scientific knowledge play in the science portion of the ACT?

10 Lessons in Chapter 32: ACT Science Reasoning - Overview: Help and Review
Structure of the ACT Science Reasoning Section

1. Structure of the ACT Science Reasoning Section

Wondering what you'll see on the ACT Science Reasoning Test? Get an overview of the Science section here, including what kind of passages and questions you'll see and how they're arranged on the test.

ACT Science Reasoning: Strategy

2. ACT Science Reasoning: Strategy

Looking for some tips to help you ace the ACT Science test? Here you'll find helpful hints to get past the two biggest issues students commonly have: time and tables.

Data Representation Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

3. Data Representation Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

Wondering how you'll fare on the Data Representation passages of the ACT Science test? In this lesson, you'll learn what to expect and how to approach the passages to answer accurately while saving time.

Practice with Data Representation Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

4. Practice with Data Representation Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

In this lesson, you'll work through a sample Data Representation passage from the ACT Science section. Learn to put all those crazy charts and tables in their place!

Research Summaries Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

5. Research Summaries Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

Never met a test tube you didn't drop on the floor of the lab? Don't worry; you can still do well on the Research Summaries passages on the ACT. Watch this lesson to find out what they are and how to tackle them.

Practice with Research Summaries Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

6. Practice with Research Summaries Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

Get a sneak peek at what you'll see on the ACT Research Summaries passages, and practice working through the questions quickly and efficiently. You'll also get a chance to do some independent practice on the quiz questions.

Conflicting Viewpoints Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

7. Conflicting Viewpoints Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

There's no reason to be nervous about the Conflicting Viewpoints passages on the ACT Science test. In this lesson, we'll walk through what they are, how they work, and how to crack them.

Practice with Conflicting Viewpoints Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

8. Practice with Conflicting Viewpoints Passages on ACT Science Reasoning

Need some help working through the Conflicting Viewpoints passages on the ACT Science section? In this lesson, we'll walk you through some sample questions.

ACT Science Reasoning: More Reasoning than Science

9. ACT Science Reasoning: More Reasoning than Science

Believe it or not, you don't have to know a lot of science to do well on the ACT Science Reasoning test. Learn why not - and what you do need to know instead.

Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition

10. Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition

Deductive reasoning involves drawing conclusions from specific statements called premises. Learn more about deductive reasoning and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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