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Ch 42: ACT Reading: Analyzing Reading Passages

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll find bite-sized video lessons and practice quizzes that are designed to strengthen your reading analysis skills for the ACT Reading section. Utilize a computer or mobile device to access these resources and practice analyzing written arguments, themes and topics.

ACT Reading: Analyzing Reading Passages - Chapter Summary

In order to perform well on the ACT Reading section, you'll need to be able to analyze different types of reading passages. To improve your reading comprehension and analysis skills, simply work through this collection of video lessons. The lessons break down useful analysis strategies, as well as the basics of claims, counterclaims, reasoning and evidence. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the different parts of an argument
  • Use reasoning and evidence to support your claims
  • Analyze two texts that are related by similar topics/themes
  • Evaluate two texts that have opposing arguments

After reviewing these reading analysis concepts, you can practice applying your knowledge by taking the short self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam. Take these quizzes to practice analyzing the types of textual passages you may encounter on the ACT Reading section. If you have any questions about the material, simply use the Ask the Expert feature.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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