ACT Science Test Tips
Science Test-Taking Tips:
- Read each passage carefully. Before you begin answering a question, read the scientific material provided. It’s important to read the entire text and examine any tables, graphs, or figures associated with the question. You may want to make notes about important ideas in your test booklet.
- Consider the experimental design. Some of the information sets will describe experiments. You should consider the experimental design, including the controls and variables, because questions are likely to address this component of scientific research.
- Note the different viewpoints in passages. Some material will present conflicting viewpoints, and the questions will ask you to distinguish among them. It may be helpful for you to make notes summarizing each viewpoint next to that section in the test booklet.
Check out these videos for more helpful tips.
Reading Data, Charts, and Graphs
Interpreting Data, Charts, and Graphs
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