Science Tricks to Score well in ACT
Here are must of the must do formulas to score in ACT-Science Section 2016
ACT Science Reasoning section has numerous challenging questions and it makes sense to get a few ACT Science tricks every time you give this test. Following are a few of those ACT Science tips to make sure you're getting such score, you really aimed for:
There are 3 different passages viz.
- Data Representation
- Conflicting Viewpoints
- Research Summaries
Start with Data Representation Passages First
Data Representation: Easiest of al as they include least amount of reading. Interpreting coordinated tables and drawing inferences are asked. How to find if it's a data representation question-there would be graphics and surely no long reading passages.
Contradicting Viewpoints Passage-Make small notes
Atleast one out of seven passage would be on one theory in physics, earth sciences, biology or chemistry. You need to interpret the theory in detail and find the similarities and differences between the two. Terminology can confuse you but you must make sure that you are clear with fundamentals in science. Make small notes and take away points as you read the passage. Assimilate each theorist's fundamental premise. Make complete list of the key components and mark down in order with arrows showing causality. Try to do them after data representation questions, technically they have 7 questions associated to one passage.
Remove the information that is not needed
ACT Test writers cover such details that is irrelevant to solve question, it is written to make the passage lengthy and confusing. So you must be smart enough to remove the irrelevant information and work out only the information that is required. Refer the questions also, there can be 5 questions on solar eclipse and no question on lunar eclipse, so be smart to read only the solar eclipse portion of the passage. Try to write the gist of the experiment and re-read the passage when and where required.
Focus on the Numbers
Science section can have questions that require mathematics as one of the elements. Maths does not make the question tricky and difficult but the only thing that is needed here is that you must have the elaboration of data in form of table and graph. If you count the millimeters as meters by mistake, you make zero in that question. So it is most important to focus on all those abbreviations. Try to seek for the big numerical alterations or differences in tables or charts. If Weeks 1, 2, and 3 had similar numbers, but Week 4's numbers are spiked, try to see that there can be a question on why the values for week 4 have spiked?
Achieving the ACT Science score is not that difficult, you need not to be a mastermind in science but the sole objective here is to focus on and pay attention on the details, use time carefully and practice, practice, practice before you test. Practice is the key to success.