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Study Zombie: ACT English Session

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Transcript of Study Zombie: ACT English Session

English Test
NO JUMPING
Answer each question in order.
Read the entire passage.
Don't just jumped to the underlined portion. Context counts.

DON'T BE AFRAID TO NOT CHANGE
25% "Correct" Ratio.
BLANKS
Do not leave
answers.
KNOW WHEN
TO LET GO
4 Formulas
for
Separating Sentences
[ . ]
[ ,] + [conjunction ]
[ ;]
+
[transitional adverb]
[ : ]
F
A
N
B
O
Y
S
2 Ways to
Use a [ : ]
1. Introduce a List
2. When the
second
sentence
explains
the
first
sentence
Always be prepared for a zombie with the right
equipment a pen, notebook, key, watch and flashlight.
Zombies
are the most dangerous game they're people!
COMMAS
4 Formulas For A

[ , ]
I’m thinking about going to Oxford but Harvard keeps calling me!
Does it need a comma?
Transitional Adverbs
consequently
however
furthermore
indeed
Julie just eliminated
six zombies however
I handled nine.
We needed medical supplies thus a group of us
ran to the city.
1. Separates
Dependent

from the
Independent
Knowing that
zombies
have an affinity for human brains the class studies on a daily basis.
2. Hug
Nonessential

Words
Reginald the homeless dude at the bus stop was bitten by a zombie last Wednesday.
3.
Separate

words in a list.
4.
Connect
sentences
before a
conjunction
Know
Misused

Words
Separate contractions when applicable.
its

it's

its'
No such thing as [ its' ].
IT'S a trick.
effect

affect

their

they're

there

lose

loose

your

you're
TRAPS
Almost never correct
Not a synonym for [ because ] or [ is ]
BEING
ALTHOUGH
Adding it to the beginning creates dependency
If it works, but you change or delete it = [ run-on ]
ACTIVE
VOICE TRICK
Preferable over Passive Voice.
Passive: Subject = Object & Object = Subject
The man was bitten by the zombie.
[ passive ]
The zombie bit the man.
[ active ]
"Illustrates/Supports" TRICK
"Which answer best ILLUSTRATES..."
choose the answer with
the
MOST
specific details
who

whom

DOES the action
SUBJECT
he/she/they test
RECEIVES the action
OBJECT
him/her/them test
moreover
nevertheless
therefore
thus
,
;
;
Colon
,
*see FANBOYS
:
:
OBJECT
VERB
SUBJECT
SUBJECT
VERB
OBJECT
"Which answer best SUPPORTS..."
I encountered three zombies yesterday, one of
who/whom
had a firm grip on a cell phone.
[EXAMPLE]
retry with
they
&
them
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