QUICK TIPS FOR READING ACT SCIENCE PASSAGES

Many students wonder if they need to learn scientific theories and principles in order to access the science section of the ACT test. But that's not the case, rather ACT test is not much about science but about reading skills. Given are some quick this for reading ACT science passages:

1. Get to the question first.

We suggest that you read the questions Friday before reading they passage and then answer them by taking reference from the graphs, charts and other visuals. If you come to access a question that requires more information, leave it for they last. This strategy for reading science passages is on of the best approaches. You only have time about 52 seconds for each question, this trick helps you a lot in managing time and complete the answers before they given time. 

2. Scan the passages

Passages in the ACT's are not present in the order of difficulty. You may get some easier ones while some are truly tough. It's better you scan the passages before tackling them to know which look easier, first. Make sure to not spend more on the difficult ones as you will only run out of time for other questions which can be answered more easily.

3. Always be flexible

Always be flexible and be prepared to adapt to any order that comes up in the tests. Scan the questions that you find are easy and attempt them first as they will earn you time for the difficult questions in the end. And if you looked at the passage that looked good and then after reading it you find yourself struggling, leave it.

 

4. Decide the order for attempting questions

Your goal for the science passages should be finding the main point. You will find the main point faster in the figures rather than the texts. If the text is easier then you will be fast in cracking the main point. Remember, that there is no defined order form easier to harder in the passages. Do not just assume, read the passage.

 

 Some bonus tips: 

  1. Master the types of passages in the ACT's

  2. Draw on the basic skills you know already to solve the problems.

  3. Practice, practice and PRACTICE !