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Can Shakespeare help you solve ACT Science?
Every year, students pass on the idea of taking the ACT because they are turned off by the idea of taking an 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”. We also see students who plateau on ACT science and cannot seem to get that high score. What students don’t realize is that your approach to ACT science is really no different your approach to reading comprehension!
The common approach to ACT Science...
Let’s face it, we’re tired of having to remember new “tricks” that we are expected to remember throughout the duration of a three hour test. Not only are we given different “tricks” for math, writing, science, and reading comprehension, these “tricks” will most likely serve us no purpose once the test is finished.
The Hillview Prep difference: A consolidated and versatile approach.
Rather than teaching “tricks”, we must understand that we can use comprehension strategies to develop natural abilities and skills that are versatile across all sections of the ACT. What’s even greater about these abilities and skills? They can be used on any standardized test, any aspect of academia, and in real world situations!
Reading Comprehension vs. ACT Science: they’re different, or are they?
Are you 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.
Struggling with ACT science? This doesn’t mean that you’re bad at science! It means that you must improve your reading comprehension skills. Let’s kill two birds with one stone: At Hillview Prep, our structural approach to reading comprehension, and science, allows students to comprehend and classify more efficiently, ultimately improving pacing, accuracy, confidence, and scores.
That is the Hillview Prep difference.