The ACT Reading Test

Montante, Sarah
April 2004
Literary Cavalcade;Apr2004, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p27
The article focuses on the ACT Reading Test for testing reading ability of readers. It is made up of 4 different passages, each with 10 questions after it. Every ACT includes four different kinds of passages: Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, and Science. Neither of these types of passages appears on the SAT, and they each require a slightly different approach than the straightforward Science and Social Science passages. It test ability to identify main theme, details and facts; identify author's views; draw inferences from given information and identify cause-effect relationship.


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