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Books for Your ACT, SAT Summer Reading List

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert 511 replies3090 threads CC Admissions Expert
"WHETHER YOU CHOOSE THE ACT or SAT as your college admissions test, developing solid reading skills can help set you on the path to earning your target score.

There are two main reasons why reading is such an important skill on these standardized assessments. First, both the ACT and SAT contain sections dedicated entirely to reading comprehension. Second, both test other language-based skills that are closely related to reading, such as grammar and writing.

Given the central role of reading comprehension on college admissions exams, many high school students wonder how they can hone their skills in this area. Not surprisingly, the best way to improve one’s reading comprehension is by doing just that – reading.

But simply reading more will not be enough to bring up your ACT or SAT score. You must become an active, analytical reader for your extra reading time to translate to a higher test score. An active reader is one who uses his or her pencil to underline and summarize parts of the passage. An analytical reader thinks deeply and critically about the author’s choices, draws connections and makes predictions." ...

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