English ACT

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English ACT
  1. 5 passages with 2 question formats within passages
    1. Find words that are underlined and assigned numbers
      1. Boxed numbers that refer to entire paragraphs
      2. Usage and Mechanics
        1. 10 punctuation questions
          1. Commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons
          2. 12 grammar questions
            1. Usually target one incorrect word that violates English grammar
            2. 18 sentence structure questions
              1. Clause relationships, parallelism, and placement of modifiers
            3. Rhetorical Skills
              1. 12 questions on writing strategy
                1. Revising to improve effectiveness
                2. 11 organization questions
                  1. Rearrange a sentence paragraph, or passage to maximize coherence and unity
                  2. 12 style questions
                    1. Picking most appropriate words for a sentence in terms of its tone and clarity
                  3. ENGLISH TIPS
                    1. 6 Stategies
                      1. Skim the paragraph
                        1. Ask yourself 3 things
                          1. Does it belong here?
                            1. Does this sound like proper English?
                              1. Does this make sense?
                              2. When in doubt, take it out
                                1. Choose the shortest anwer
                                  1. Don't be to influenced by the answers
                                    1. Be comfortable with NO CHANGE
                                  2. ENGLISH GRAMMAR
                                    1. Commas
                                      1. Rule 1: Use commas for a list or for a small pause or shift in a sentence
                                        1. Rule 2: Use commas to separate a nonessential word, phrase or clause
                                          1. If you can take it out and the sentence still makes sense
                                          2. Use a comma before FANBOYS conjunction
                                            1. When in doubt, take it out
                                            2. Apostrophes
                                              1. Rule 1: Possessive always gets 's
                                                1. Remember to think about contractions
                                                2. Top grammar rules
                                                  1. Rule 1: Subject-verb agreement
                                                    1. Match a verb to its subject
                                                      1. Rule 2:
                                                        1. In most cases the subject and verb are separated
                                                          1. Rule 3:
                                                            1. Sometimes the subject and verb are close together
                                                        2. Rule 1: Pronoun-noun agreement
                                                          1. Make sure pronoun agrees with the noun
                                                            1. Rule 2:
                                                              1. Someone, everyone, or everybody need a singular pronoun
                                                        3. English Strategy
                                                          1. Strategy Questions
                                                            1. Adding Transitions
                                                              1. Adding evidence to a passage
                                                              2. Style Questions
                                                                1. Redundancy
                                                                  1. When in doubt, take it out!
                                                                    1. Free gifts
                                                                      1. Foreign Imports
                                                                        1. Advanced planning
                                                                          1. combined together
                                                                            1. few in number
                                                                              1. close proximity
                                                                                1. honest truth
                                                                    2. Wordiness
                                                                      1. Shortest answer is normally right
                                                                      2. Tone
                                                                      3. Organization Questions
                                                                        1. Paragraph Organization
                                                                          1. Sentence Organization
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