Do you have trouble staying focused on the ACT Reading section? To stay focused and read faster, you need to engage with the text.
While the ACT doesn’t ask questions directly about vocabulary, they will test your vocabulary in about three ways: by asking you about the author’s word choice, asking you to infer what a word means from its context, or asking you what word best fits in a sentence. We’ll explain each of these question types in detail below, with examples to help you understand how they are presented on the test.
Memorizing vocabulary lists is not the best strategy for the English or Reading sections. However, there are tons of commonly confused words that the ACT will test you on (or expect you to know how to properly use). So to help you clear up any words you may be mixing up (affect vs. effect, anyone?), we created this big list of Commonly Confused Words to Know for the ACT!
You will find some math vocabulary on the SAT and ACT: words that may sound familiar and whose meaning may be the key to finding the correct answer. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with them in order to do your best on the math section of either of these tests! The list of terms below covers the main math vocabulary terms you should know for the ACT or SAT:
This month, we wanted to share the books that we’ve been reading for fun and would recommend to a friend (you!). From popular fiction to creative treatises and non-fiction, The Olive Book staff has been reading quite a variety of material recently, and we hope there is something that piques your interest: