There will be an introduction to every type of grammar question tested on the ACT. This includes subject/verb agreement, pronoun agreement, parallel structure, sentences and fragments, apostrophes, commas, possessives, colons, dashes, semi-colons, transitions, redundancy, verb tense, adjectives and adverbs, misplaced modifiers and more. The second part of the English section focuses on style questions, paragraph order, the writer's intention and more. Once a student masters content, he or she must develop a strategy. The ACT moves fast; timing is everything.
This section can be intimidating to many new test takers. However, it is critical to understand that the answers are IN THE PASSAGE. There is no outside knowledge required. Students will learn to recognize correct answers based on the passage. There are 4 different passages: prose fiction, social science, humanities, and natural science. Students will develop a personal order in which they take the reading portion of the test, saving the most difficult passage for last. This often varies based on the student. Strategies are also offered to help improve reading speed and comprehension.