Ch 34: ACT Reading - Overview: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Reading - Overview chapter of this ACT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learn about ACT reading strategies. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the same reading strategies required on the ACT reading portion of the exam.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other ACT reading preparation work.
  • Identify the reading concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our ACT Prep Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about reading strategies and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the structure of the ACT reading section, reading strategies, the essence of an essay or any other related topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their ACT reading preparation
  • Prefer learning ACT reading topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with the reading portion of the review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their ACT reading preparation
  • Need access to ACT reading materials

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make preparing for the ACT reading section simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live ACT prep tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Review ACT reading topics on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the structure and kinds of questions you'll find in the ACT reading section.
  • Develop some strategies for answering the ACT reading questions.
  • Identify the four different types of reading passages you'll see on the exam.
  • Determine the essence or main idea of an essay.
  • Learn how to answer multiple-choice questions about literature.

6 Lessons in Chapter 34: ACT Reading - Overview: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
ACT Reading: Types of Passages

1. ACT Reading: Types of Passages

Wondering what kinds of passages you'll have to tackle on the ACT Reading test? Getting familiar with the passages can help boost your score and save you a lot of pain: here's an overview.

ACT Reading: Strategy

2. ACT Reading: Strategy

Watch this video to get some tips and tricks for a high score on the ACT reading test, including time-saving ways to approach the passages and strategies for managing the questions.

Structure of the ACT Reading Section

3. Structure of the ACT Reading Section

Learn how the ACT Reading test is set up, what the questions are like, and how the scoring works, so you can approach it without fear and tackle the passages confidently.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

4. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

5. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.

What is Reading Comprehension?

6. What is Reading Comprehension?

When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the ACT Prep: Tutoring Solution course