ACT English

English MC: 75 questions, 45 minutes

  1. Understand difference between “grammar usage/mechanics” and “rhetorical skills” questions
    1. Grammar usage/mechanics questions
      • Will not actually pose question
      • First option will always be “No Change”
    2. Rhetorical skills questions
      • Will always pose question
      • First option may be “No Change”
  2. Answer grammar usage/ mechanics questions immediately after reading entire sentence containing it
    -While reading, consider possible errors in underlined portion and function of underlined portion within entire sentence
  3. Read rhetorical skills questions prior to passage
  4. Annotate rhetorical skills questions within passage prior to reading passage
  5. Answer rhetorical skills questions after reading paragraph it is contained in
  6. Make educated guess if running out of time