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ACT Reading: Summary Question Type

ACT Reading: Summary Question Type

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This tutorial will explain the structure of the Summary question type 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.

Questions will focus on the big picture and generally require reading the entire passage.  Summary questions are considered the most difficult of all three question types.  By identifying Summary questions and implementing the appropriate strategy, students will incorporate time management skills necessary for success on the Reading Comprehension ACT exam.

ACT Reading: Summary Question Type