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It's Time for ACTion

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Julie Mangum

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It's Time for ACTion
Mrs. Lape
Mrs. Caskey
Mrs. Mangum
Ms. Throop
Academic Coaches

Whether you think
you can or you
think you can't,
you're right.

~Henry Ford
Portfolio
Is Predictable
Does NOT
measure
intelligence.
Measures how good you are at taking a test.
Mrs. Lape
The ACT...
No Room for Wordiness
Redundant/Repetitious
Less is BEST!
OMIT the underlined portion.
k"NO"w your Tricks
NO CHANGE
Yes/No
LEAST ACCEPTABLE
Mrs. Mangum
Process
Of Elimination
Triage
Priorities for action
in an emergency
1. NOW
Immediate Attention!
2. LATER

(Wait a while)
3. NEVER
BREAK TIME
Mrs. Caskey
Reading Test
4 passages
Prose Fiction
Social Science
Humanities
Natural Science
The "key" to "
unlock" the ACT reading is...
infer (in FUR) v. -ferred, -ferring.
to guess, conclude, presume.

"read between the lines"
(reasoning)
Infer
Infer
Infer
Only YOU know!
No Clue?
Running out of time?
YIKES!!
YIKES!!
Letter of the Day
1. Use POE if you can.
2. No penalty for guessing
3. Always guess the
same letter/position.
Ms. Throop
What science knowledge do I need?
1) NO science knowledge needed!!
Answers are in the passage.
2) Get to the point!
3) TYPES OF QUESTIONS
Look it up (20)
Predict ( 10)
Analysis (10)
4) SAVE Conflicting
Viewpoint Passage
until LAST!
Be prepared on test day!
Credits

ACT, Inc. Getting into the ACT: Official Guide to the ACT Assessment, Revised and Updated. Iowa City,
IA: ACT Publications, 1997.

Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. How to Prepare for the ACT: American College Testing Assessment
Program, Tenth Edition. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1991.

Chippendale, Ene-Kaja. Focus on the American College Test ACT. Columbia, MO: Focus on Learning
Center, 2005.

Martz, Geoff, Kim Magloire, and Theodore Silver. Cracking the ACT: The Princeton Review. New York:
Random House, Inc., 2007.

www.actstudent.org

www.princetonreview.com

www.shmoop.com

www.sparksnotes.com/testprep
THE END
WRITING
Argumentative
Essay
40 minutes
What's a Good Essay?
Introductory Paragraph
Middle Paragraphs
Concluding Paragraph
What's the approach?
Take a position
Maintain a clear focus
Support with strong evidence and logical reasoning
Organize with transitional expressions
Write clearly and effectively
Grab the reader's attention
State your position clearly
Overview examples
State the counterargument
Begin with an example
Develop with facts and situations
Address the counter-argument
Use transitions
Recap position
Analyze how position affects the world
Example #4:
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