Strategies for the ACT Reading Test

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The Reading Test on the ACT consists of 40 questions divided between four different passages, each of which ranges from 800-850 words in length. The passages always appear in the same order: Prose Fiction (sometimes called Literary Narrative), Social Science, Humanities and Natural Science.

Each passage will be followed by 10 questions. You only have 35 minutes to read all the passages and answer all the questions, so it's essential to have a plan!

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