There are many ACT prep reading strategies out there, but you can get the best direction from Nova Press’s ACT Verbal Prep Course. With clear explanations and examples, we make sure you have everything you need to master the ACT.
The ACT Verbal Prep Course addresses each section of the exam separately. The first section addressed is the English test, then reading, then writing, and then vocabulary. The English section of the test measures your ability to revise and edit a piece of writing, focusing on two main categories of questions: 1) Usage/Mechanics (punctuation, basic grammar, and sentence structure); and 2) Rhetorical Skills (general writing style and organization). Punctuation review includes commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, apostrophes, sentence fragments, and run-on sentences. The grammar review includes pronouns, subject-verb agreement, modifiers, parallelism, verb tense, and diction. The final section, Rhetoric, focuses on style and structure.
The Reading test presents passages on the following subjects: Humanities (music, dance, theater, art, architecture, languages, ethics, literary criticism, and philosophy); Social Studies (sociology, anthropology, history, geography, psychology, political science, and economics); Natural Sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, and other physical sciences); and Prose Fiction (can be taken from a novel or short story, but don’t expect to have read it before). Our ACT Verbal Prep Course explains why certain reading methods don’t work and then outlines reading strategies that do. It details the six types of questions present after each reading excerpt and then gives a three-step method to help you improve your reading comprehension.
For the writing portion, you will be given a prompt to which you must respond. To prepare you for this, we review style and structure as addressed in the English test section of the book and then dive directly into how to improve your writing. We give specific suggestions on how to approach your response and provide examples of responses for you to critique. Finally, many prompts are given for you to practice your writing.
Don’t be fooled by the many different types of ACT Prep reading strategies out there. Nova Press helps you debunk the myths and develop an effective strategy for approaching the ACT. Nova Press’s ACT Verbal Prep Course is the way to go.
Originally posted 2012-05-29 21:36:22.