Ch 8: ACT English: Organization

About This Chapter

Prepare for the college-entry ACT Test by reviewing the essential English elements of organization. Our short videos and helpful quizzes present the information in an interesting and easy-to-use manner.

ACT English: Organization - Chapter Summary

Watch the engaging videos and complete the self-assessment quizzes to review the key concepts for well-organized writing, such as:

  • Identifying and avoiding sentences with mixed structures
  • Writing better by improving sentence structure
  • Composing clear sentences

Learn to identify mixed structures in sentences and why you should avoid them. Practice writing well-organized and concise sentences that clearly express your intent. This chapter also provides you with helpful examples of how the ACT assesses both sentence and paragraph organization.

ACT English Objectives

You can demonstrate your readiness for college-level courses through successful completion of this 75-question, 45-minute portion of the ACT. The following English lessons address the basic elements of rhetorical skills and mechanics:

  • Organization
  • Style
  • Strategy
  • Sentence Structure
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar and Usage

The portion of the English section of the ACT that's dedicated to organizational skills makes up 15% of the exam. The multiple-choice questions are based on five reading passages. They test your ability to organize ideas, in addition to your effectiveness in choosing appropriate transitional, opening and closing sentences. You'll receive three scores for the English test, including an overall score and sub scores in rhetorical skills and usage/mechanics. The 35 questions concerned with organization, style and strategy all contribute to the sub score in rhetorical skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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