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ACT Reading: Humanities Subsection

ACT Reading: Humanities Subsection

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This tutorial will explain the structure of the Humanities subsection of the Reading Comprehension ACT exam. It will explain important strategies for success and basic tips of the trade. Our experts here at Sophia have chosen these strategies based on their experience raising students’ scores.

  • When reading the Humanities section (which is factual content), focus on the point of views more so than the information.


  • By being able to understand the character’s/author’s opinions, you may be asked to identify appropriate responses to other situations based on those opinions/make extrapolations.


  • You may be asked to draw relationships between characters, events, thoughts, and ideas. Circle and mark important concepts, terms and arguments.

ACT Reading Comprehension: Humanities Subsection