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Ch 5: ACT Reading: Word Meanings and Choice

About This Chapter

This chapter provides a handful of lessons that can help you improve your ability to find word meanings and choice. The knowledge and skills you'll gain from this chapter can help you perform well on the ACT's Reading section.

ACT Reading: Word Meanings and Choice - Chapter Summary

The ACT Reading section will require you to read text passages and answer questions about word meanings and choice. This chapter shows you strategies for determining word meaning through several factors. Work through each lesson to solidify your understanding of word structure, language, tone, mood and more. When you're finished with the chapter material, you should be able to:

  • Determine the meaning of words through context
  • Construct meaning with word structure, context clues and prior knowledge
  • Differentiate between connotation and denotation
  • Recognize examples of figurative and sensory language
  • Evaluate a reading passage's mood and tone

Following each lesson is a short quiz that gives you the opportunity to practice applying your reading skills. You'll retain important terms and strengthen your ability to use context to find word meanings. If you need clarification on a lesson topic, don't hesitate to submit questions to our instructors online.

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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