Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Examining the structure of the ACT, part of Test Prep: ACT.
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- [Voiceover] Let's talk about the structure…of the ACT for a minute.…The five kinds of ACT sections are English, Math,…Reading, Science and the Essay.…In this video, I'll give you a quick rundown…of what's in each section.…The English section has five reading passages,…each with 15 questions.…These will test things like grammar, punctuation,…and rhetorical skills.…You'll have 45 minutes to complete the 75 questions.…The Math section has 60 questions, which will test concepts…from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics,…and even a little trigonometry.…
You'll have 60 minutes to work on the Math section.…The Reading section has four reading passages,…each with 10 questions.…The first passage will be fiction,…the remaining three are nonfiction in the following areas,…social science, humanities and natural science.…You'll get 35 minutes to work on this section.…The Science section has six to seven passages,…each with five to seven questions.…The passages can be about virtually any scientific topic or…experiment, but the questions always test the same skills.…
- 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
Next steps1m 23s
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