ACT Testing Tip 3
Tip #1: Choose the Most Concise Answer
ACT English questions are looking for answers that result in the most straightforward, logical sentence structure. You should try to find the choice that provides all the necessary information for the sentence to make grammatical sense and nothing extra. The best writing says what it needs to say cleary and concisely!
Tip #2: Read the Paragraph First
Tip #3: Be Careful with No Change Answers
On questions for ACT English that ask you to choose the answer that makes a sentence grammatically correct, you will have the option to pick “no change”. This is a dangerous option, because if you aren’t aware of more obscure grammar rules, you might choose it by accident on some questions.
It’s really important to double check all the other answers before you settle on “no change” as the correct choice. If it seems like you’re picking “no change” significantly more than 25% of the time, you could be missing something! Read the sentence through carefully with each of the possible suggested changes before bubbling in “no change” to be sure you’re making the right call.