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ACT Reading Test Strategies You can write on the test in pencildo it!!!! NOW--Write down each test tip. LATER--Which test tips seem most valuable to you?
#1Answer every question!!! No penalty for guessing Be strategicchoose the same position every time you guesspick an answer and stick with it--choose the As and Fs (first postion) or choose the second position (Bs and Gs)
#2--Use POE POE=Process Of Elimination Most questions have TWO answers that seem rightbut often there will be two answers that you know are immediately wrongcross those two off on the testeliminate! 50% chance is a lot better than a 25% chance!
#3--TIME is crucial Become familiar with the test and know the directions! Pace yourself30 seconds per question Bring a watchno cell phones allowed.
#4--WORDS to WATCH out for like EXTREMES EXTREMES! Words that seem extreme or over the toplike hateful or ecstatic in an answer often make it incorrect
#5--WORDS to WATCH out for like ABSOLUTES Words like always, never, everyone, and all are absolutes. Answers using absolutes are usually wrong
#6Choose the BEST answer Many questions have TWO answers that appear to be righthowever, one is BEST! Good Job Best Job
#7--WRITE on you test booklet! WRITE as you readunderline topic sentences or important ideas, circle signal words, mark unfamiliar words, make brief notes if something strikes you When using POE, cross off the answers that you KNOW are wrong.
#8Answer the easy questions first. Main idea questions should be easy since thats a common purpose for reading in school Detail questions=guess at your own answer before looking at your choices; if you agree with one, go for it; if none seem right, go back to the passage & find the answer If a question looks like it will take a lot of time, mark it and come back to it later
#9Take care with your answer sheet! Have a good eraser and use it! Cross check to make certain you are on the right number.