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Transcript of ExcelEdgeACT

Post-it Note--Write down the Excel Edge main strategies
Review this note briefly before you take the test
Questions? Email: LYee@lfschools.net
To know the directions of the test and what to do to complete the test.
To know the three kinds of exercises to expect and which to complete first.

To know the pacing required to answer every question.
To learn the Science Test Reasoning OFFENSE and DEFENSE

To develop CONFIDENCE about the Science Reasoning Test
It's time to INFER
The Offense pg 6-11
Science Reasoning Goals
Our Goal
ACT 36 Science Reasoning Homework
The Offense 6-11
Research Summaries
How can I remember all this?!
Just TRY it the Excel Edge way
Don't forget
Data Reps
Conflicting Viewpoints
In only 2 hours, I will provide you with some stategies that will help you increase your score. You, however, will have to practice these stategies or review them before you take the ACT, or you will probably forget.
Do the following BEFORE you take the ACT
Read 6-1 through 6-20
Complete a practice test in 35 minutes.
Practice both 0556B and 0946E and grade yourself with the answer key in back.
The Opposition
Starting Lineup
Another Numbers Game
Simple Algebra Sklls are needed

Essential to use data in the form of graphs and tables
Sizing up the Opponent
Minimize Anxiety
Know :
Graphing Skills based
Extra information-useless
The Scounting Report Continued
Standard Formations
Written form is concise and to the point
Reading comprehension difficulties are minimized
The key is the analysis of relevant information
Test Format
4 Topic Areas
Earth Science
ACT Science Portion will test skills rather than content knowledge.
You won't have to recall large amounts of specific content
There are 7 passages and each followed by a set of questions
Mental Preparation
Understand the basic information given
Apply science concepts
Analyze the correctness of a hypothesis of conclusion drawn
3 Passages are Data Representations followed by 5 questions
3 passages are Research Summaries followed by 6 questions
1 passage is a Conflicting Viewpoint followed by 7 questions
Not a phone number to call! But memoize this so that you go in the order that ExcelEdge suggests.

Do the passages with 5 questions first, 6 questions second, and 7 questions last.

Studies show this WORKS
I have a type A personality...Why can't I just go from start to finish???
Do these first!
Find the Data Reps
With Data Reps, you can find and manipulate the data which you do not understand.

Remember Dilly Dae??
3 passages
Followed by 5 questions
Easiest and fastest way to get points
3.5 minutes time to complete
In booklet _____ mark the data reps in the upper part of the page with a "5"
You should find 3 passages of Data Reps

Try one Data Rep and remember:
Don't read intro material unless you HAVE to
Do these first when you take the Science ACT
3.5 minutes MAX time allowed
Now try it
The information needed to answer each question is in the passage!
Only one passage in the science ACT
Followed by 7 questions
For example: a debate
1. Glance at question stems
2. Six minutes to complete
3. Actively read--underline, circle, point, TAG

Find the conflicting viewpong in your packet and try one
Read the question stem carefully
You will not use all the information given
It is actually very easy to mix up information on tables and graphs
Pay attention
Don't fall for a Flowery Answer
Ridiculously long and drawn out answers are not correct.

If the information looks foreign, or totally does not make sense, it probably is not correct either
Use the left and right arrow to move around.
Click an object to zoom in and space to zoom out.

The Test
40 questions
35 minutes
Page 9 of 0964E
Do these second
Excel Edge ACT Science
While you are waiting, please answer the following:

1. Why is science similar to an iphone?

2. What score do you need to earn on the science portion of the ACT?

To reach my personal goal I must answer __/40 or __% correctly on the Science Reasoning Test
The test is based on process and very little content (Maybe 2-3 questions)
Dilly Dae prabbed a dooly drib from the candy tore shelf. She sooked at it and drooled. It sooked so deraribus and sweet. She had to muv it. She put the dooly drib in her pocket and struped out of the candy tore. When she was struping out, a police dunger prabber her hand and said, "Come with me."
What did Dilly Dae prab?
What did she put in her pocket?
Who said, "come with me.?
What does "struping" mean?
Do the Data Reps First
Rate the remaining passages

Skim the question stems
Complete the passages
Answer the questions
Review your answer sheet
3 passages in the Science ACT
Followed by 6 questions
For example: paragraph 1 vs. paragraph 2 vs. paragraph 3
1. Read question FIRST--it tells you where to go (play TAG)
2. Go to background info if clueless
3. Five-Six minutes to complete
Find the 3 research summaries
Try one for six minutes
How did you do?
The answers are in the passage

Questions tell you exactly where to go
--> Play "TAG" with information in question stem
Using the other booklet, take the entire Science portion
35 minutes
Go OUT Of order
1. Data Reps
2. Research Summaries
3. Conflicting Viewpoint
The Game Plan
Opening Drive
Do 3 data reps first
3.5 minutes each
any order
9-10 minutes
Final Four
Remaining Four passages
any order, easiest first (less reading)
6 minutes each
24 minutes
2 minute warning
Check every answer
Answer every question- You will not get points off
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