Strategy for Rhetorical Skills Questions on the ACT English


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Read the paragraph below. Assuming all of the answer choices are true, which sentence best concludes the paragraph and uses the same writing style as the paragraph?

To take the train, a rider must first purchase a ticket at the machine. The rider then waits for the train and boards when the train has reached a full stop. Next, the rider finds an open seat. When the conductor passes by, the rider shows the ticket to the conductor.

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How should the phrase hot math classroom be altered in the following sentence?

I wish my hot math classroom had air-conditioning because it gets so hot when the sun shines through the windows.

2. If a question asks you to select the best transition sentence, how much of the passage should you read?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are three types of rhetorical skills questions on the ACT English, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help prepare you to answer them. You will be assessed on your ability to read and correct sample passages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Writing
  • Rhetoric
  • Methods for answering questions
  • ACT English test

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related rhetoric lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of rhetoric
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve rhetorical practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding rhetoric and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding rhetoric
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about rhetoric

Additional Learning

To learn more about rhetoric, review the accompanying lesson on Strategy for Rhetorical Skills Questions on the ACT English. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the format of the ACT English
  • Know the types of questions you will be asked
  • Learn how to find the right answer
  • Test rhetorical skill