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The lesson focuses on the strategy of using key words to efficiently find answers in the ACT reading test, a method that can also expedite homework tasks involving long reading passages.
  • Key words help locate answers quickly in long ACT reading passages under time pressure.
  • Look for numbers, capitalized words, italicized words, or specific terminology as key words.
  • Scanning for key words in questions first, then in passages, and if needed, in answer choices can streamline the search process.
  • Examples demonstrate how to identify and use key words to find relevant information in passages.
  • A special bonus hint suggests using key words from the answer choices as an alternative strategy if key words in the question don't lead to the answer.
Introduction to Key Words Strategy
Why Key Words Matter
Identifying and Using Key Words
Practical Examples and Application
Special Bonus Hint and Recap