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Ch 2: Overview of the Compass Reading Test

About This Chapter

Get an informative overview of the Compass Reading test with the lessons in this chapter. The structure and content of this test are covered throughout the chapter with video and text.

Overview of the Compass Reading Test - Chapter Summary

Learn how to improve your reading comprehension and become familiar with how the exam is organized by studying this chapter. Videos offer a fun learning resource in addition to text which follow the videos' narration verbatim. Topics you will see in the chapter's lessons are as follows:

  • Compass Reading diagnostics portion overview
  • Structure of the Compass Reading section
  • Timing strategy for questions

Gauge your understanding of the material in this chapter by completing practice quizzes that follow the lessons. The key terms to focus on are shown in bold throughout the chapter's content for your review.

ACT Compass Reading Objectives

The ACT Compass Reading test is a tool used to help evaluate students' reading skill levels and, consequently, pick appropriate courses. The test's two general categories are referring and reasoning. The lessons in this chapter provide you with a breakdown of the parts you will see on this test along with the question types you will be answering. Learning objectives for this chapter include being familiar with:

  • How a literature multiple-choice test is different from other subjects
  • The different passage types on the exam
  • Steps to getting the gist of an essay

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Overview of the Compass Reading Test
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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 Compass Reading Section

3. Structure of the Compass Reading Section

Many incoming freshman college students are required to take the Compass Reading Test. This lesson explains the structure of the reading portion of the Compass Test, and it provides sample questions so you can approach the test with confidence.

Overview of the Compass Reading Diagnostics Tests

4. Overview of the Compass Reading Diagnostics Tests

The ACT Compass reading skills test has two testing parts, one for placement and one for diagnostics. This lesson explains the more detailed reading diagnostics tests, including the proficiencies measured.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

5. 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

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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