Answer the Questions by Playing
a Matching Game
Once you have completed your first reading of the passage
and have achieved a solid understanding of what it says, you should
move on to the questions. If you come across a question you don’t
entirely understand, try to restate the question in your own words. Once
you know what information the question is looking for, refer back
to the passage, using your notes as guidelines.
The most reliable method for choosing the correct answer
is essentially playing a matching game. Before looking at the answers,
you should try to answer the question in your own words.
By doing this, you can avoid being influenced by incorrect but tempting answer
choices. Once you’ve come up with your answer, look at the answers
provided by the ACT writers and pick the one that best matches your
answer. If your answer doesn’t match up with any of the choices,
you probably did something wrong. In that case, you can quickly
go over the question again or move on to the next question, marking
the current question so you can come back to it.
Here’s a summary of the process for answering questions:
Read the question and, if necessary, restate it in
your own words so you understand what it is asking.
back to the passage.
an answer in your own words, without looking at the
your answer to the choices provided.