Ch 7: ACT English: Rhetorical Strategy

About This Chapter

Review essential rhetorical skills to prepare for the strategy portion of the college-entry ACT exam. The video lessons and quizzes go over the elements of this English section in an easy and concise approach.

ACT English: Rhetorical Strategy - Chapter Summary

The rhetorical skills assessed on the English exam of the ACT include strategy, organization and style. You can review rhetorical strategy by watching short videos and completing informative quizzes on the following essential topics:

  • Writing strong transitions and transitional sentences
  • Using examples and evidence to support writing

Additionally, one of the lessons provides writing practice in rhetorical strategy, to ensure that your essays will have adequate and logical supporting information, in the manner that the ACT tests.

ACT English Objectives

You'll have 45 minutes to complete the 75-question English test. Multiple-choice questions, in which you choose the best answer, follow five reading passages. Many questions refer to a specific portion of the text, while others may concern a complete passage. The English test assesses six crucial elements of effective writing:

  • Strategy
  • Organization
  • Style
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar
  • Usage

The strategy portion of the test constitutes 16% of the questions. You'll want to review the following important skills through our lessons and writing practice to prepare for test day:

  • Choosing expressions appropriate for an essay's purpose and audience
  • Determining effects of revising, adding or deleting material
  • Deciding on the relevancy of statements within the context of essays

Your three scores for the English test will include a total test score, in addition to two sub scores in rhetorical skills and usage/mechanics.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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