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English ACT Prep

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Teri Howe

on 24 September 2013

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Transcript of English ACT Prep

Pace Yourself
- you will have approximately 36
seconds or less per question
You'll be tested:
- for 45 minutes
- in 2 areas
- Usage/Mechanics= punctuation, grammar, sentence structure
- Rhetorical Skills= strategy, organization, and style
- with questions related to the passage or paragraph as a whole, and also with questions related to just a single sentence
SET UP for ENGLISH
- 5 passages of text approximately 40 lines long
- underlined portions for evaluations
- about 15 questions per passage
- 5 passages X 15 questions= 75 questions total
- 4 answer choices per question
- nearly 1/5 of ACT English Questions are correct as written
- Consider the choice "NO CHANGE" every single time
Use "OMIT"
- Once in a while "OMIT the underlined portion" will be a choice
- 25% of the time this will be the correct choice, when it's offered
Don't Make a New Error
- be careful not to choose an answer that causes a new,
different error.
- be sure to only view indents as new paragraphs (the added spaces in this section can sometimes make us think there are more paragraphs that there really are)
ACT/PLAN/EXPLORE
ENGLISH
Don't Change Every Answer
Separate Tough From Easy
- Answer the easy questions first
- you get just as many points for the easy ones as the hard
- go back to the harder questions if time permits
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