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Tips for ACT Science Reading?

Hello! I've noticed that the ACT Science section has a lot of reading involved. How should I approach it, and does anyone have any tips for handling the dense passages more effectively? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hey there! You're absolutely right that the ACT Science section can feel quite text-heavy. One effective strategy to tackle the passages is to skim them first, focusing on the main ideas, data, and trends. This will give you a solid overview without getting bogged down by minor details.

When you start answering questions, refer back to the passage, graphs, and tables as needed to confirm specific information. Most of the questions will require you to interpret the presented data, rather than rely on background knowledge of the topic. Practice makes perfect, so try doing some timed practice sections or full-length practice tests to become more comfortable with the pace and format.

Lastly, don't worry too much if you're not an expert in the topic being discussed. The ACT is designed to test your reasoning and data interpretation skills more than your science knowledge. Good luck, I'm sure you'll do great!

7 months ago

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