gatorbait wrote:Good luck to everybody as you all start with PTs, etc...My first two didn't go exactly as I hoped.
Anyway, quick question...On test day, as far as the experimental section is concerned, obviously it's easy to tell when you come to the extra section which type (LR LG or RC) the experimental is. But I see people talking about how they knew which one was experimental (in June I guess it was an extra LG) and which one was not. I'm assuming the experimental isn't always placed last (as in the 3rd LR or the 2nd LG), so there's no way to just shrug off what one thinks is the experimental, because one doesn't know, correct?
Each student has a different experimental section but they are all given at the same time during the test. For me in the June test I had an extra LR section and I am glad I did because that his how I studied on my practice tests (3 LR, 1LG, RC). There is a way to find out the experimental section but I highly do not recommend it
. It would involve looking at others peoples tests which is both a horrible idea and a sure way of getting dinged for breaking testing procedures. The only time that ALL three types of sections are being taken is during the experimental section. Just take the test as it is supposed to be given... try your hardest on every section and don't worry about trying to figure out which is the experimental section. Just realize that section 4-5 are ALWAYS scored and that the experimental section is given in the first three. Besides the experimental section serves a purpose... it is not there to make your life 35min more miserable.
Patriot1208 wrote:Need some advice. I haven't gotten my score back from last night yet so I don't know how I did. But I again (like my diagnostic) ran out of time on the RC section and probably missed most of the questions on the last passage. Now I got a 35 on the RC section of the ACT some i'm not sure why i'm having that problem. On the diagnostic I got every question right on the first three passages except for 1 and then missed every question on the last passage due to running out of time. Anyone have some suggestions for me?
Find out whats holding you back... How long is taking you to read the passages? Are you effectively marking up the passage (viewpoints/tone/etc)? Personally when I did RC I would read the question and answers before going back to the passage. If at that time I the correct answer wasn't readily apparent I would go back to the passage. You should at least have a good idea where to look within the passage for the correct answer. The contender/loser model also worked well for me. You have to be engaged in the reading... Trick yourself to be interested in the text... reading thick boring text regularly and then attempting to question yourself on it helps. Read an article then ask yourself (how many paragraphs? what where the shifts? what were the prominent viewpoints? where they any disagreements within the article? etc etc)