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Many students are afraid of the ACT science section. We often hear reasons such as “I don’t want to take an extra section” or “Science is my weakest subject in school”. They think they have to master science to ace the ACT.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, you have to know what science is, but there is no way you can know everything. The ACT will pick material you have never heard of before.
What students don’t realize is that your approach to ACT science is really no different than your approach to reading comprehension!
If you are struggling with ACT Science, try improving your reading comprehension. What does reading comprehension have to do with science? Simply put, both sections have the same approach and same comprehension methods.
The Correlation: Structure.
Thesis vs. hypothesis; charts/graphs vs. body paragraphs; conclusion vs. well, the conclusion: Science experiments and reading passages have the same structure! It’s no surprise that a student who struggles with ACT science also struggles with ACT reading comprehension.
Improve your reading comprehension and you will ace the ACT. At Hillview Prep, our structural approach to reading comprehension and science, allows students to comprehend and classify material correctly more efficiently, ultimately improving pacing, accuracy, confidence—and scores.