SAT/ACT

ACT Reading

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ACT Reading

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ACT Reading

Course Concept

The ACT Reading Preparation Course is meticulously designed to equip students with the skills and strategies required to excel in the Reading section of the ACT exam. This section assesses students' reading comprehension, critical thinking, and analytical abilities within a strict time frame. The course offers an in-depth exploration of the content areas tested in the ACT Reading section and provides tailored approaches to conquer various question types.

  • Develop strong reading comprehension skills across various content areas.
  • Enhance critical thinking and analytical abilities.
  • Master test-taking strategies specific to the ACT Reading section.
  • Improve reading speed without compromising comprehension.
  • Build confidence and achieve target ACT scores in the Reading section.

ACT Reading

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Syllabus

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1. Overview of Reading Comprehension

ACT Reading assesses your ability to comprehend and analyze written passages. It consists of four sections with diverse topics, including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and literature. You'll answer questions to demonstrate your understanding of main ideas, details, and the author's tone, supporting your overall ACT score.

10. Point Of View

In the ACT Reading section, understanding the author's point of view is crucial. This skill involves recognizing the author's perspective, biases, and intentions when presenting information. Questions related to point of view require you to identify how the author's viewpoint influences the text and to analyze the implications of their stance in the given passage.

2. Managing Time: Minimize Your Stress, Maximize Your Score

Managing time effectively in the ACT Reading section is crucial. You have 35 minutes to complete 40 questions, so allocate about 8-9 minutes per passage. Prioritize skimming and scanning for main ideas and key details. Don't dwell on a single question; move forward and return if needed, reducing stress and maximizing your score potential.

3. Reading Fast and Slow

In ACT Reading, balancing reading speed is crucial. Some questions require a quick skim to find specific details, while others demand a slower, more comprehensive reading to grasp the passage's main ideas. Effective time management and adapting your reading pace to the question type are key strategies for success in this section.

4. "Mapping” the Passage

"Mapping" the passage in ACT Reading involves creating a mental or written outline of the text's structure. Identify the introduction, main points, supporting details, and conclusion. This technique aids in comprehension and helps locate specific information when answering questions, making your reading more efficient and accurate during the test.

5. Literal Comprehension

Literal comprehension in ACT Reading involves understanding and retrieving specific details from the text. Questions in this category typically ask about facts, events, character motivations, or plot developments directly stated in the passage. It requires close reading and the ability to locate and paraphrase information from the text accurately.

6. Big Picture: Main Idea, Primary Purpose, and Supporting Evidence

In the ACT Reading section, understanding the main idea, primary purpose, and supporting evidence of passages is crucial. It involves identifying the central theme or purpose of a passage and locating evidence within the text that backs up your interpretation. This skill helps answer questions about the author's intent and the passage's overall message.

7. Vocabulary in Context

ACT Reading includes questions that test your ability to understand vocabulary in context. You'll encounter unfamiliar words or phrases within passages and must discern their meanings based on the surrounding text. This skill assesses your ability to deduce word meanings and demonstrates your reading comprehension abilities.

8. Reasonable Inferences

In the ACT Reading section, "Reasonable Inferences" questions ask you to draw logical conclusions from information in the passage. These inferences are not explicitly stated but can be deduced using context and evidence from the text. Demonstrating the ability to make sensible deductions is crucial for success in this portion of the test.

9. Tone and Attitude

In the ACT Reading section, questions related to tone and attitude focus on identifying the author's emotional stance or style toward the subject matter. Understanding the tone helps in discerning the author's feelings or opinions, whether they are critical, enthusiastic, neutral, or any other emotional disposition expressed in the passage.

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Our programs are one-on-one to ensure each student receives personalized attention.

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Our curriculum includes strategy guides, classroom books, homework sets, and full-length tests.

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All of our students are paired with an experienced mentor to guide a student through his or her prep.

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Private Tutoring

AP Guru specializes in one-on-one teaching, empowering students with online personalized exam prep

With AP Guru, each student gets...
  • their instructor’s undivided attention and a guided exploration of their subject with both theory and applications taught live in class.
  • expert guidance at every step that involves interactive sessions, class notes, worksheets, class recordings, and access to past papers.
  • specialist subject tutors who have graduated from top universities with a passion for teaching and a dedicated program manager to track your progress.

Experienced Tutors

Our team of teachers boast top 1% scores for the subjects they teach. All of our teachers have demonstrated an exceptional ability to convey material in a fun, personalized, and results-driven way.

With AP Guru, each student gets...
  • an experienced and certified online tutor
  • a subject specialist that will convey essential concepts in a clear and easily understandable manner
  • a teacher who is 99th percentile scorer in the subject he or she teaches

Graded Assessments

Between each class, you'll get personalized assignments so you master what you learned

With AP Guru, you will get...
  • Topic-wise worksheets and graded assessments (with marking schemes) to ensure mastery of each topic tested on the school exams
  • Doubt sessions after every couple of classes to review incorrect questions
  • Additional worksheets on topic areas of concern

Practice Papers

Practice for the exam with our library of Topic-wise Tests and Past Papers.

With AP Guru, you will get...
  • detailed progress reports
  • study materials for easy revision
  • full-length mock papers, graded as per the grade boundaries and marking schemes.

Mentoring & Support

At AP Guru, we pair you with an experienced mentor to guide you through the exam prep process.

With AP Guru, you will get...
  • a Program Manager to help you at every step
  • dedicated support to resolve doubts, convenient class schedules and reminders for important sessions
  • Parents Teacher Meetings - We set up monthly parent teacher meetings for your to interact with the tutors

Grade Improvement: Exam Ready

The AP Guru course ensures that each student is exam ready regardless of the initial academic level at which they stand.

Exam Ready
  • Track your progress including topic, class and homework discussion
  • 10 Months of exhaustive exam prep to get you ready
  • Last 2 months of Exam Improvement Pointers and Strategies for writing high-scoring answers.
One-to-One Classes

AP Guru offers highly customised and personalised SAT Prep delivered live online

Experienced Tutor

You will be paired with an experienced English and an experienced Math Tutor

Targeted Assessments

Between each class, you'll get personalized assignments so you master what you learned

Test Prep Manager

All of our students are paired with an experienced mentor to guide the student through his or her prep

Doubt Classes

We will conduct regular one-on-one feedback and doubt classes to go through your errors in mock tests and weekly assessments

Mock Tests

We offer more than 30 full length tests for our programs to our students with detailed explanations. 

Test Analytics

For each test you take, you will receive detailed reports of your performance as well as question explanations

Study Plan

The program manager will set test schedules, create reminders, set up doubt sessions, etc.

Strategy Guides

Our AP Guru SAT Strategy Guides cover every concept and strategy tested on the SAT

Weekly Progress Reports

Our curriculum is written by our tutors and founders based on their years of teaching experience.

Web Portal

The AP Guru online portal contain 100+ hours of SAT content - detailed lesson notes, and additional practice

Parent Teacher Meetings

Parents Teacher Meeting - We set up monthly parent teacher meetings for your to interact with the tutors

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    The earlier the better! When students come to us right before it is time to apply to college, there is only so much we can do. We can certainly help these students with score improvements and craft as compelling an application as possible, but we are given experiences and data points that cannot be altered.

    When students come to us early in their educational careers, we pair them with a counselor to help them develop as applicants, students, and people early on. We help students strategize early, build their profiles, and stand out from their peers. We help students explore and develop their academic interests, engage in unique and meaningful extracurricular activities, strengthen their personal qualities and leadership skills, and ultimately, position them to get into the best schools possible.

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    In terms of academic scores, for students not already at the top of the range, we typically want to see at least a 20 percentile rank improvement (the actual raw score this translates to varies across the scale). Going from the 50th to 70th percentile or from the 70th to 90th typically opens up a whole new range of schools for students.