Category Archives: Time Management

How to Beat the Clock on ACT Reading – Part 3

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. 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 »