Join Vince Kotchian for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading efficiently and critically, part of Test Prep: ACT.
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- [Voiceover] This video will give you a few ideas…about how to classify passages as a whole…and how to identify their components.…So not only will this skill improve your comprehension,…but it will help you answer questions…related to an author's purpose.…So as you practice with ACT passages,…it can be helpful to determine…whether the passage is informational, opinion.…Maybe it's a narrative, like a personal story.…Or maybe it's fiction.…So this will also help you figure out the author's goal.…So let's take a look at a sample passage as a whole,…to see how it should be classified.…
So I wrote this passage here.…And I want you to just go ahead and read it.…So we can pretty quickly determine…that it's an opinion passage…and it is trying to sort of make an argument.…So I want to go through…the components of the passage for you, too.…To help you understand…how different parts of a passage might function.…So if we look at the first sentence,…"The ACT is a test that has sections testing English,…"math, reading ,science, and writing."…
- 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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