2012-2013. Wheaton North High School ACT Science Tips & Tricks. Getting Started. Don’t worry about “not knowing enough science” to do well. The fact of the matter is, you do not need to be a science whiz to do well
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Three Types of Questions
These passage tend to be the easiest for students and should be typically done FIRST
There are 3 of these passages, each with 5 questions per passage
These passages present scientific information in the form of graphs, tables, and figures.
You may be asked to select conclusions, determine relationships between variables, or apply data.
These passage tend to be the next easiest for students and should be typically done SECOND
There are 3 of these passages, each with 6questions per passage
These passages consist of descriptions of scientific experiments and how they were carried out, with a summary of results.
You may be asked to analyze the experimental design, predict outcomes, identify hypotheses, or determine conclusions.
These passage tend to be the most difficult for students and should be typically done LAST
There is 1of these passages, with 7questions
These passages present differing hypotheses, theories, or viewpoints of more than one scientist.
You may be asked to select evidence supporting particular positions, determine similarities/differences between positions, or determine strengths and weaknesses of positions.
Strategies for each section