ACT Reading Strategies

<p>What are your guys' general strategies on the ACT reading?? </p>

<p>Like in what order do you do the passages, do you read or skim the passages, how much time do you spend reading each passage, how much time should i spend on each passage including questions, etc.</p>

<p>I got a 31 in reading with no prep before and no strategies.</p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>Hi there. My general strategy for the Reading part of the ACT to is ACTUALLY READ THE PASSAGE. Sometimes skimming works, but I read the passage. Since the section is 40 questions in 35 minutes, I spend about 8 minutes on each passage (4 minutes reading, 4 minutes answering). 8 min x 4 passages = 32 minutes. That leaves you 3 minutes left for questions you might have skipped over. And if you have more time and the end, the better! My highest reading is a 35. Doing practice tests also helps. Going in cold turkey isn't the best thing for a test you paid $40 for... Another tip is the figure out what kind of passage you like the best. I generally like the 1st passage (prose fiction) and the 4th passage (science). I do those first, because I'm more interested in them, and then I move to the middle two. Best of luck to you!</p>

<p>Thank you for your reply! I try to read fast when I read the passages in under 4 minutes but then I sometimes forget what I read or don't understand what I read because I was trying to go so fast. How can I improve this? And is there a certain way you approach the questions? Like do you do the general questions last and the line specific questions first or what? </p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>dont focus so much on memorizing everything in the passage because you really can't. try to remember where you read it. a good strategy is to maybe put a small note by each paragraph saying what you read. it is not so bad to look back at the passage for a question as long as you know where to look.</p>

<p>I got a 35 on reading first time no prep.</p>

<p>Other than being a naturally good reader, I find that a lot of questions come from the beginning sentences of each paragraph. </p>

<p>Reading, besides for the few generalization questions asked, usually have the answers right in the text. So if an answer doesn't sound like something you just read, there's a good chance it's not the right one. </p>

<p>That's just my two cents!</p>

<p>thank you for your tips! I will try to use your tips the next time I do a Reading section </p>

<p>If you guys find out any new tricks please tell me! Thanks</p>

<p>If anyone else has some more strategies please postt!!</p>