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Ch. 17 ACT Prep

STUDY
PLAY
ACT has...
wrong answers that look right
act is
tricky
some answers
sound too nice
usually
right looking answers are wrong
use
poe
your act score increases when
you can not only realize right but wrong answers
wrong answers are called
distracters
if you're wise
distracters are quickly eliminated
distracters
misdirect thinking
distracters try to
break your concentration
distracter 1
deceptive answers
deceptive answers
authors words are distorted
get wise
use poe
poe
process of elimination
act reading score
will raise if you can spot right and wrong answers
wrong answers are called
distracters
distracters is
the perfect name
they are there to
distract you
dont let
deceptive answers snare you
dont be fooled
by answer choices that misuse words and phrases from the passage
passage
reading
each passage
is followed by five statements
three of the five are
deceptive answer distracters
for each passage
decide which three statements are deceptive answers which two are not
read
what the author says
look for
deceptive answers
look also for
the switch
extremes
look for
answer choices that sound too nice
also look for
important
distortions are often words in the passage that are used out of context
use
half and half
beware of answer choices that are
half good, half bad
if an answer is half bad
it's all wrong
distractor 2
switches
eliminate the...
switch
the switch
look our for changes in the wording in the answer choices
also the switch
is a 'flip' in the meaning of the sentence
sometimes the switch involves a
sneaky word substitution
sometimes the switch gives you a
simple shortcut to the right answer
distracter 3
extremes