ACT Reading

February 9, 2016

 ACT Reading

The ACT reading section is the first test of the ACT.   Students will have 35 minutes to answer 40 questions.   The ACT reading test consist of four passages in topics in natural sciences, literary narrative (including prose fiction),  humanities, and social studies.  The reading questions will require students to use reasoning and referring skills to:

  • determine main ideas
  • locate and interpret significant details
  • understand sequences of events
  • make comparisons
  • comprehend cause-effect relationships
  • determine the meaning of context-dependent words, phrases, and statements
  • draw generalizations
  • analyze the author’s or narrator’s voice and method

           Reading Selections:

ACT reading content

For additional, ACTreading test sample questions visit the ACT website. 

If you have taken our course, we practice each of these subtopics and pinpoint what each student’s strength and weakness areas.   By the time students take the ACT, they are more confident and attain mastery through our practice questions.


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