ACT Reading

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4 ACT or SAT Reading Strategies for Slow Readers

The SAT and ACT Reading sections are not designed to be read at a “normal” pace – they’re designed to test your ability to read quickly and with focus. If you find yourself struggling to complete the SAT or ACT reading passages in the allotted time, we’ve put together a few strategies to help you speed up and attack the Reading passages.

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About the ACT Reading Passages: Literary Narrative/Prose Fiction

The ACT Reading section is made up of four passages with about 10 questions each (40 total). There are four main types of passages that you will encounter on the ACT Reading section: literary narrative/prose fiction passages, natural science, social science, and humanities. In this post, we’ll cover strategies for the literary narrative/prose fiction passage you’ll see on the ACT.

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About the ACT Reading Passages: the Natural Science Passage

The ACT Reading section is made up of four passages with about 10 questions each (40 total). There are four main types of passages that you will encounter on the ACT Reading section: literary narrative/prose fiction passages, natural science, social science, and humanities. In this post, we’ll cover strategies for the natural science passage you’ll see on the ACT.

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October Reading Round-Up

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:

How to Ace the ACT Reading Section

How do you get through the entire ACT reading section in just 35 minutes, let alone ace it? With a few strategies and a bit of knowledge about how you read, you can conquer the ACT reading section and boost your overall score.