Category Archives: Reading

How to Beat the Clock on ACT Reading – Part 1

Time Management Strategies for the ACT and SAT tests.

[NOTE – This is Part 1. You can read Part 2 by clicking here.] For most students, including academically high-achieving students, the very tight time limit on ACT Reading presents a major challenge. If you’re struggling to beat the clock on ACT Reading, you should understand that you are by no means alone and that this is by design. Unlike… Read more »

ACT Questions Explained: Reading Question 10

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This is a walk-through of ACT Practice Test 1, Reading Question 10, from pg. 182 of the ACT Red Book (the only book that has *real* ACT questions/tests). *Answer Choice F: The passage does suggest that Fran’s mother is dying of cancer, and it’s reasonable to think that a person would want to see her great-grandson before she dies. However, the… Read more »

ACT Questions Explained: Reading Question 9

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This is a walk-through of ACT Practice Test 1, Reading Question 9, from the ACT Red Book (the only book that has *real* ACT questions/tests). This question is on page 181. Summary: The question asks you about a ‘reasonable” conclusion that Fran and her mom draw about Linda Rose. That’s a little misleading because it suggests that the answer choices might contain… Read more »

ACT Questions Explained: Reading Question 7

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This is a walk-through of ACT Practice Test 1, Reading Question 7, from page 181 of the ACT Red Book ((the only book that has *real* ACT questions/tests). Summary: This question gives us a chance to take a look at some of the language games that the ACT plays in the reading section. The question asks us to choose the answer… Read more »

ACT Questions Explained: Reading Question 5

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This is a walk-through of ACT Practice Test 1, Reading Question 5. The question appears on page 181 of the ACT Red Book (the only book that has *real* ACT questions/tests). Summary: This is a straightforward question – no translation needed. Remember, 3 places to look for main points of a paragraph are: *First Sentence (often – not always – a… Read more »