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It's Time for ACTion
Transcript of It's Time for ACTion
Whether you think
you can or you
think you can't,
Measures how good you are at taking a test.
No Room for Wordiness
Less is BEST!
OMIT the underlined portion.
k"NO"w your Tricks
Priorities for action
in an emergency
(Wait a while)
The "key" to "
unlock" the ACT reading is...
infer (in FUR) v. -ferred, -ferring.
to guess, conclude, presume.
"read between the lines"
Only YOU know!
Running out of time?
Letter of the Day
1. Use POE if you can.
2. No penalty for guessing
3. Always guess the
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)
4) SAVE Conflicting
Be prepared on test day!
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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
Martz, Geoff, Kim Magloire, and Theodore Silver. Cracking the ACT: The Princeton Review. New York:
Random House, Inc., 2007.
What's a Good Essay?
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
State the counterargument
Begin with an example
Develop with facts and situations
Address the counter-argument
Analyze how position affects the world