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Kristin Fracchia

How to Read the ACT Science Test

Trying to read an ACT Science passage as you would read an ACT Reading passage is a recipe for failure. The ACT Science test bombards students with so much information that they will never need to answer the questions, so reading all of it doesn’t do much for you: the ACT doesn’t hand out brownie points for careful reading.

The video below provides instructions on how to strategically and selectively read the ACT Science section so that you can find your own personal test-taking “sweet spot”–the precise amount of reading you need to do to maximize your understanding and the number of questions you can answer within the time limit.

Try it out and let us know how it works for you!

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About Kristin Fracchia

Kristin makes sure Magoosh's sites are full of awesome, free resources that can be found by students prepping for standardized tests. With a PhD from UC Irvine and degrees in Education and English, she’s been working in education since 2004 and has helped students prepare for standardized tests, as well as college and graduate school admissions, since 2007. She enjoys the agony and bliss of trail running, backpacking, hot yoga, and esoteric knowledge.

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