Category Archives: Time Management

How to Beat the Clock on ACT Reading – Part 2

How to Beat the Clock on ACT Reading

ACT Reading Timing Tactics TL;DR: General Approach to Passage as a Whole: Spend a MAXIMUM of 90 seconds skimming the passage If the first question is general (it almost always is), save it for last. Answer non-citation questions, using locators to find the answer in the passage. Answer citation questions. Answer the general question and any time trap questions. Or… Read more »

How to Beat the Clock on ACT Reading – Part 1

Time Management Strategies for the ACT and SAT tests.

[NOTE – This is Part 1 of a 2-part series. 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… Read more »