Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Question type: Rhetoric, part of Test Prep: ACT.
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- Another skill that the ACT English section will test…is being concise, in other words using as few words…as possible while still being clear.…In this video I'll show you how this type of question…usually looks.…We've got a little passage here,…and then we have this phrase underlined.…Okay so it might sound okay to you.…It's not terrible English,…but if we look at the choices we have a bit of a tip off.…Notice that choice D is way shorter than everything else?…That's actually a tip that being concise might be…what's at stake.…
Now we have to actually think about what's on the page…not just see how it sounds.…If you tell me the problem needs to be solved,…it's kind of repetitive and redundant.…I know, if it's a problem we need to solve it.…Look at the other choices,…so now we kind of get the feeling that they're testing…being concise and if we just call it The problem it's…getting the message across.…It's still clear, but it's just using fewer words.…So remember the way the ACT asks questions matters,…if a question asks for a description the right answer…
- 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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