Order of Difficulty, the Reading Test,
Neither the passages nor the questions on the Reading
Test are ordered by difficulty. Different students find different
passages of the Reading Test difficult. Some people can’t make heads
or tails of Prose Fiction, while others get bogged down by the slew
of facts in the Natural Science passage. Similarly, different students
have difficulty with different types of questions on the Reading
Test. Some students may find it difficult to remember facts, while
others may become confused drawing inferences.
Beating yourself silly trying to master all the Reading
Test passages and questions is not necessarily the best method of
preparation. In an ideal world, you’d know how to answer all the
questions correctly. But in ACT world, being aware of your abilities
and using that awareness strategically will get you as far as you
need to go.