Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying the estimation technique, part of Test Prep: ACT.
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- [Voiceover] Working on the ACT Math section…doesn't mean you should just think about math concepts.…Thinking logically about a question…so that you can estimate its answer…before you begin working is a really valuable skill.…In this video, I'll talk a little bit more…about the technique of estimating.…So let's take a look at a question…for which estimating first can come in handy.…We know here that gas costs $2.99 a gallon…and my SUV gets 19 miles a gallon.…So which of the following is a price…of the gas it would take me to drive 1,918 miles?…Well before I worry about doing some calculation here,…I might just kinda think about this.…
It looks like I have to drive about 1900 miles.…I also notice I get 19 miles a gallon.…So, I can think about that and say, well, hey,…if I got 100 gallons of gas times 19,…that would get me pretty much my 1900 miles.…And I would actually need 1 more gallon of gas…because I would need to go just about another 19 miles.…So I would ballpark that answer at about 100,…or maybe I could even say about 101 gallons of gas,…
- Getting a baseline ACT score
- Preparing a study timeline
- Answering ACT English questions
- Solving math problems
- Answering reading questions
- Working on science questions
- Writing the ACT essay
Skill Level Beginner
1. Welcome to the ACT
2. Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies
3. ACT English
4. ACT Math
5. ACT Reading
6. ACT Science
7. ACT Essay
Overview of the ACT essay2m 26s
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