1.I only used ACT’s officialpractice papers (free online，check prepscholar). I always made it a point tosit all four sections at once in a timed practice，because that’s the way theactual format works. With the 10 minute break between M/R. Nothing beatsconditioning yourself. I printed the bubble form too for practice tests. Evenif I messed up only Reading and aced the rest on a practice I’d still makemyself retake all four sections because that’s the way it’d be if my officialscore wasn’t up to scratch.
2.I always bubbled the answers atone shot only after completing the whole section. It saves time，trust me.
3. Also，underline the answer youmarked down on top of writing the letter in the question space. The mostfrustrating feeling in practice was mistakenly writing the wrong letter andbubbling that.
4. Don't burn out. Just because you made a careless mistake doesn't mean you need to take another practiceimmediately to solve it. In fact，I set strict intervals of 2-3 days betweentaking a new practice ACT，so that there’d be time to recall bits of errorsmade over your past practices.
1.READ THE QUESTIONS FIRST 做题先读题目
This will give you some advance knowledge and help you find the important stuff in the passage. Reading all of the passage is very important，but knowing what to focus on is crucial to finding the right answers.
2.BECOME AN EXPERT 变成一个专家。
This is a difficult one because the passages cover four very different subjects: natural science，humanities (history and fine art)，social science，and literature. One or two could be unfamiliar to you. Nevertheless， press ahead，and do not be discouraged. Just because a passage is on the life cycle of the gecko does not mean that it is too obtuse to understand. You can understand it and it is on your level： do not be intimidated.
3.ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE PASSAGE 请一定要记得读文章前面的介绍。
You may think this contradicts my first point，but it does not.There are always context clues you can pick up in the passage. That means that while Neil Armstrong’s biography has little to do with the passage on space travel you may find a question that addresses that very thing.
4.ELIMINATE ONE OR TWO ANSWER CHOICES 排除一个或者两个选项
There will always be answers to eliminate，so look for them. The answer choice that mentions Leonardo da Vinci following a question on the painting of the roof of the Sistine Chapel is not going to be right，no matter how well written. That said，before you eliminate any answer...
5.READ THE LINES IN THE PASSAGE MENTIONED IN THE QUESTION 认真阅读那些在问题中出现过的句子。
You never know how well your memory will serve you，even if you read the passage mere minutes ago. You can never be sure of your answer until you know exactly what the question is referring to.
6.STAY SPECIFIC 找出表达明确的选项。
Always choose the best answer choice, not the one you think sounds most intelligent. The question，“What is the author’s feeling on the future of space travel”will have a very specific answer. You must find textual evidence supporting the right answer. Never assume from context. Find the sentence in the passage that reads“I think space travel will be very common in the future.”
7.Know how the test is scored 了解ACT阅读是如何评分的。
There is no wrong answer penalty，so make sure you answer every question，even if you cannot eliminate any answer choices or if your run out of time.
Have a pre-specified “Letter of the Day”like (A)/(F) or (B)/(G) to fill in automatically so you don’t use extra time deciding which answer choice you want.
8.Know the section structure 了解每部分的结构。
ACT阅读的时长是35分钟，是在休息10分钟后开始的。文章的顺序是：prose fiction，Social Study，Fiction，Humanities和Natural Science。
Section 3 is a 35-minute Reading section that starts immediately after a 10-minute break.
There are four ACT reading passages that have 10 questions each，which equals a total of 40 multiple-choice questions that each have four answer choices. There are four different passage types that are always in the same order：Prose Fiction，Social Studies，Humanities，and Natural Sciences. You can do the passages in any order，so start with your strongest passage type and work from there.
9.Follow the recommended ACT reading comprehension method 请遵守ACT 阅读的做题方法。
10.Read the question and identify helpful hints. 读题目找出有帮助的暗示。
11.That being said，each passage(except Literature) has a clear argumentative structure. One paragraph alwayshas a focus. Condition yourself to summarize paragraphs as you skim them.
12.For the Literature passages，the trap is to conjecture. Only look at what can be reasonably inferred. Onceagain，extreme answers never make the cut.