Episode 8

3 Different Ways to Take the ACT Reading Section


April 2nd, 2020

18 mins 19 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Many say you should always preview the questions before you read the passage. Others say you should read the passage first. Some say you should read the first and last sentence of each paragraph. Who is right?

I narrow it down to three general methods:

Method 1:
Step 1: Preview the Questions
Step 2: Briskly Read the Passage
Step 3: Answer the Questions Referring Back to the Passage

Method 2:
Step 1: Read the Questions Thoroughly
Step 2: Find the Answers in the Passage

Method 3:
Step 1: Read the Passage Thoroughly
Step 2: Find the Answers
Step 3: Quickly Answer the Questions

About 48% score highest using method 1, 8% using method 2, and 44% using method 3.

You must practice. Figure out how to define the methods for you to maximize your reading score.

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