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Ch 38: ACT Reading: Practice

About This Chapter

Improve your reading comprehension skills to prepare for the college-entry ACT exam. Video lessons and quizzes incorporate all of the elements of the reading section in a simple and clear manner.

ACT Reading - Chapter Summary

Hone your reading comprehension skills with our ACT practice and review lessons. The lessons in this chapter help you prepare for the reading portion of the ACT exam. You'll be able to practice reading and analyzing passages in subjects such as:

  • Prose fiction
  • Social science
  • Humanities
  • Natural science

Each of these short video lessons will include questions to test your understanding of the different passage types. Instructors show you the best way to read a passage in order to answer the questions related to the content. You can use this chapter to help you understand the format and types of questions you'll encounter in the reading portion of the ACT exam.

ACT Reading Objectives

The ACT reading test is designed to test your reading comprehension abilities. The 4-section test includes a reading section that presents you with passages that you might find in a typical first-year college course. Each of these passages are followed by a series of multiple-choice questions. These questions test your ability to understand written materials in a range of subjects and simulate the breadth of material you may need to study in your first year of college. This portion of the test contains 40 questions and allows for 35 minutes to complete them. Our lessons cover all the topics typically found in the reading test passages of the ACT exam.

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