3 Common ACT Reading Traps

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The writers of the ACT want to trick you. It sounds bad, but it's true! Their goal is not exclusively to test your knowledge of a certain subject — they also want to see how well you comprehend a question. To go along with that, they'll do what they can to set certain trap questions and answers to lure you away from what's correct.

A very common place for these traps is on the ACT Reading section. How do you avoid them? Learn to spot them! If you don't, they can easily keep you from hitting your target ACT score. Following is a list of three common traps I've put together to make it easier for you to spot them on the page.

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