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ACT Reading Section: Prep & Practice

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  • Available Lessons: 38
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    ACT Reading: Types of Passages
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    ACT Reading: Types of Passages

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This convenient online course is designed to help you prepare and practice for the ACT reading section. Through a series of short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you'll be able to quickly review the exam's topics and practice answering the types of questions that appear on the test.
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7 chapters in ACT Reading Section: Prep & Practice

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Ch 1. ACT Reading: Overview {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[10422].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - ACT Reading: Types of Passages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21193].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21193].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - ACT Reading: Strategy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21192].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21192].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Structure of the ACT Reading Section Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21191].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21191].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2706].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2706].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. ACT Reading: Question Types {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[20973].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - ACT Reading: Detail and Word Meaning Questions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20974].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20974].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - ACT Reading: Main Idea and Generalization Questions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20975].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20975].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - ACT Reading: Cause and Effect and Comparison Questions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - ACT Reading: Author's Tone and Method Questions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20977].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20977].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. ACT Reading: Understanding Reading Passages {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[10423].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Finding & Interpreting the Main Idea in Literature Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61504].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61504].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61504].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[61504].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44402].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44402].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31583].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31583].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31583].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31583].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22526].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22526].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Point-of-View: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Reading Strategies Using Visualization Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4675].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4675].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - How to Paraphrase: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21371].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21371].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 14 - What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. ACT Reading: Word Meanings and Choice {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[536555].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Figurative Language: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56371].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56371].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56371].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56371].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Sensory Language: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22418].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22418].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22418].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22418].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. ACT Reading: Analyzing Reading Passages {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[536557].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31236].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31236].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31236].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31236].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. ACT Reading: Practice {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[22980].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - ACT Reading: Practice with Prose Fiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22981].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22981].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22981].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22981].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - ACT Reading: Practice with Social Studies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22982].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22982].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22982].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22982].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - ACT Reading: Practice with Humanities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22983].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22983].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - ACT Reading: Practice with Natural Science Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22984].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22984].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 7. ACT Reading Section Flashcards {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[547279].percentComplete}}% complete

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