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The essence of the ACT Science lesson focuses on mastering the skill of navigating through unfamiliar terms and concepts without panic, emphasizing the importance of practice and understanding how to extract relevant information from data presented in tables, figures, and graphs.
  • Encountering unfamiliar terms on the ACT Science Test is inevitable, regardless of one's science background.
  • Most unfamiliar terms fall into three categories: explained in the passage, unexplained but irrelevant to answering the questions, and unexplained but not necessary to understand for answering the questions.
  • The key to success is becoming comfortable with not understanding every term but still being able to find the relevant information to answer questions.
  • An example question demonstrates that understanding the terms is less important than being able to analyze data trends in tables, figures, and graphs.
  • Practicing with questions that seem incomprehensible can build confidence and reduce panic during the actual test.
Introduction to Unfamiliar Terms
Categories of Unfamiliar Terms
Strategies for Handling Unfamiliar Terms
Practical Example and Analysis
Key Takeaways and Importance of Practice