ACT Reading

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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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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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Prose Fiction Passage Walkthrough (With Videos!)

This prose fiction passage walkthrough covers one prose fiction/literature passage like you would find on the SAT and ACT tests. First, read about what the prose fiction passage is and then watch the following videos for the passage walkthrough. What is the Prose Fiction/Literature Passage? You’ll see one literary narrative/prose fiction passage on the ACT …

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4 Strategies to Increase Your Reading Speed

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.