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ACT Reading Reflection-Day 5

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Haley Vettrus
04-06-2018
07:31 PM ET (US)
1. My three reading practice test scores were a 22 in January. And then a 23 on the reading pre test, and a 31 on the one today.

2. The strategies that I practiced were bubbling last, different order, and reading with a pencil. I liked them all and plan to use them on the real test.

3. My highest subtest score was my natural science. My lowest subtest score was humanities.

4. Yes, I read with my pencil. I think that it helps and I plan on using my pencil on the real test.

5. I noticed that my natural science scores are higher than my prose scores. My times for the prose were longer, while the natural science passage didn't take me as long. I think that skipping the first passage would be a good strategy for me.

6. My goal for the reading portion is a 29 or 30.
 
7. The strategy that works the best for me is reading with my pencil. It just makes me read faster so then I have more time to answer the questions.
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Carter Healy
01-04-2018
10:51 AM ET (US)
Answer the following questions IN COMPLETE SENTENCES:

1. I got a 20 in september, 20 in november and a 26 on the last test.

2. I used my finger to read faster. I also started with the last passage.

3. Prose was always my lowest. Humanities was not far behind.

4. I used my finger on the practice test. I used my pencil on the test and it helped me focus more.

5. All of my prose score were low no matter the time taken to finish the passage.Natural science was always high with the least time to finish. Skipping the first couple passages would be smart.

6. My goal for the reading portion is a 23, I got a 24.

7. Using my pencil is the best strategy for me. It helps me read faster and focus more.
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Luke Vortherms
01-03-2018
12:00 PM ET (US)
1. The first reading test that I took I got a 20. On the second test I had gotten a 17. And on the last reading test I got a 20
2. The strategies I used during the reading test were the pencil and followed it to read faster. I also used the one where you read the questions first then read the passage so that you know what to find while reading.
3. My highest on every test I took were the Natural science sections. The Lowest scores I had on the test were Pros.
4. I did try doing the pencil method during the ACT. I feel like it did help a little to get a little faster at reading and I also felt like I wasn't getting all the information.
5. My Natural Science score we the same of better through out. My prose scores tend to either be the same of get worse. I stared with the Natural science passage first then worked my way backward.
6. My goal score for the reading act score would be a 20 - 22.
7. The strategy that worked best for me was reading the questions. I feel liked it helped because while I was reading I was also looking for the answers
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Julia Branson
12-15-2017
04:23 PM ET (US)
1. I got a 13 on my test in the auditorium. My last on I got a 16.
2. I read the first sentence of each paragraph then read the questions. Then when I had to answer the questions I would know what paragraph it is in.
3. The Pro's passage is my highest score each time. The lowest score for each test would be the humanities passage.
4. Yes, I did try that but I felt that it would be to hard to pick out the most valid points it would be hard once I got to the questions to answer them.
5. They were pretty close to the same score and I didn't finish the Natural science questions on the last test but it was about the same.
6. My goal for the act reading section would be a 26.
7. The best reading strategy that worked for my would be read the first sentence on each paragraph then read the questions. Then when you need the answer of the questions you now where it is in the passage.
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Carter Haas
12-15-2017
04:14 PM ET (US)
1. The first practice test I got was a 25. The second one I took was 25. And the last practice test I got was a 24.
2. The first strategy I used during the practice tests was the pencil strategy. I also did everything in order because it was just too confusing for me to be switching back and forth from different sections.
3. My overall better score on the section parts was Natural Sciences. And the lowest was the social sciences that averaged around a 5 or 6.
4. Yes, I did read with my pencil during the practice tests. I thought that it helped with my reading which was smother and easier to follow along with.
5. I noticed that I finished way earlier with Natural Sciences than I did with the Prose passages. I also got way better scores on the Natural Science parts than with the Prose passages. I felt like it isn't a good idea for me because it confuses me a little when switching back so I did them all in order.
6. I'm looking for over a 25 at least.
7. The best strategy that worked for me was definitely the pencil part cause it just felt like I was reading way smother than I did with just looking at it.
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Kylie Bowden
12-01-2017
11:33 AM ET (US)
1. I got a 20 in the auditorium. A 18 on the November 3rd and a 21 for the last one.
2. I used the pencil strategy. I also tired reading the first paragraph, last paragraph, and first sentence of each paragraph.
3. My highest scores has on the Natural Science section. My lowest scores were on the Prose passage.
4. I did try reading with my pencil. It helped a lot with focus and time, I never lost my spot while reading and I think that helped me a lot.
5. I noticed that I do a lot better on the Natural Science test than on the Prose passage. I think I did better because the natural science passage is more interesting which makes answering the questions easier. I think reading the Natural Science passage first is the best idea for me.
6. I am hoping to get a 21 on the act, or higher.
7. Reading with the pencil helped me read faster, stay focused and never lost my spot.
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Emma Aasen
11-30-2017
04:20 PM ET (US)
1.18/40, 20/40
2. i read the whole passage and then read the questions. I keep in mind about what every paragraph was stating though.
3. Natural science is my highest and humanities is my lowest.
4. I read with my pencil. I am a fast reader so it doesnt really do anything.
5. it usually stays the same maybe a couple seconds off or a couple questions wrong.
6. My goal is to get better everytime I practice. As long as I get a better score I will accomplish my goal.
7. I dont think any of them really works except with the finger or pencil as you read. I tend to skip a line or re read a line.
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Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
11-30-2017
01:11 PM ET (US)
Answer the following questions IN COMPLETE SENTENCES:

1. What are your THREE full-length READING test scores so far? (Sept, Nov 3 or 6, and today). Use your Scoring Table in your folder to find September test we took in auditorium. Answer in 2 or 3 sentences. Remember to record the results of Nov 6 and Nov 17 tests on graph in your folder!

2. What strategies did you use to practice during the timed tests? Answer in 2 complete sentences (Different order? Bubbling last? Bubbling along the way? First/last parag? Topic sentences?)

3. Which subtest score was consistently your highest? Which subtest score was consistently your lowest? (Prose, Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science) Answer in 2 sentences.

4. Research suggests that reading with your finger helps. KEEP TRYING that! Did you try reading with your pencil or finger? Do you feel like that helps or hinders? (Answer in 2 sentences)

5. Look at your 4 PROSE passage times and scores and your 4 NATURAL SCIENCE passage times and scores from all 4 practices. What pattern or trend do you notice in terms of times and scores? AND... Would skipping that first passage be a good strategy for you? (Answer in 3 sentences)

6. What is your goal score for the ACT Reading section? (Answer in 1 sentence)

7. Thinking about the several strategies we saw in the videos and keynotes, share the ONE reading strategy that seems to work the best for you. (Answer in 2 sentences)
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Jameson Gates
11-30-2017
01:04 PM ET (US)
1. 15/40 14/40 19/40

2. What strategies did you use to practice during the timed tests? I tried the reading with my finger to help me go faster. An I tried reading the first sentence to get a better understanding on what was happening.
 
3. Which subtest score is repeatedly your highest of the four? Social Science was my best and Prose was my worst.

4. Yes i tried reading with my finger it helped me follow along with the story. I think that it helped a lot with keeping track.

5. I noticed that my scores where roughly the same. An that my times where 1 minute apart. I think I should keep reading with my finger it helps me keep track.

6. What is your goal score for the ACT Reading section? I would like to score a 20 on the test

7. Thinking about the several strategies we saw in the videos and keynotes, share the ONE reading strategy that seems to work the best for you. I think that following along with my finger was helpful. It helped me keep track of where i was an kept me at a steady reading speed.
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Makenna Maras
11-17-2017
10:57 AM ET (US)
1. What are your THREE full-length READING test scores so far? (Sept, Nov 3 or 6, and today). Use your Scoring Table in your folder to find September test we took in auditorium. Answer in 2 or 3 sentences. Remember to record the results of Nov 6 and Nov 17 tests on graph in your folder! I got a 20 in the auditorium. A 18 on the November 3rd and a 16 today.

2. What strategies did you use to practice during the timed tests? Answer in 2 complete sentences (Different order? Bubbling last? Bubbling along the way? First/last parag? Topic sentences?) I tired reading the first paragraph, last paragraph, and first sentence of each paragraph. I also used the pencil strategy.

3. Which subtest score was consistently your highest? Which subtest score was consistently your lowest? (Prose, Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science) Answer in 2 sentences. My highest scores has on the Natural Science section. My lowest scores were on the Prose passage.

4. Research suggests that reading with your finger helps. KEEP TRYING that! Did you try reading with your pencil or finger? Do you feel like that helps or hinders? (Answer in 2 sentences) I did try reading with my pencil. It helped a lot with focus and time.

5. Look at your 4 PROSE passage times and scores and your 4 NATURAL SCIENCE passage times and scores from all 4 practices. What pattern or trend do you notice in terms of times and scores? AND... Would skipping that first passage be a good strategy for you? (Answer in 3 sentences) I noticed that I do a lot better on the Natural Science test than on the Prose passage. It is also a lot more interesting to me to read the Natural Science section which makes answering the questions easier. I think reading the Natural Science passage first is a better idea for me.

6. What is your goal score for the ACT Reading section? (Answer in 1 sentence) I'm hoping for a 20 on the ACT.

7. Thinking about the several strategies we saw in the videos and keynotes, share the ONE reading strategy that seems to work the best for you. (Answer in 2 sentences) Reading with a pencil helped me the most. I was more focused than I normally am and it helped with time a little bit.
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Silas
11-17-2017
10:55 AM ET (US)
What are your THREE full-length READING test scores so far? 22, 24 and 23, I am somewhat pleased with these scores but would like to do much better.
2. What strategies did you use to practice during the timed tests? I tried using my finger/pencil, reading out loud and reading first paragraph last paragraph and the first sentence of every other paragraph. I like these strategies because I can read quicker and remember the material. With reading everypart of the passage I tend to drift off and as a slow reader, I have litle time consequently to finish the questions in a decent amount of time.

3. Which subtest score was consistently your highest? Which subtest score was consistently your lowest? Prose is consistently my highest score, my natural science score seems to be relatively the same about a 7, my social science varies depending on the passage, sometimes I do well and get a 8 and sometimes I do poorly and get a 6 or so. however my humanities is consistently the lowest, getting about a 6 every time.
4. Research suggests that reading with your finger helps. KEEP TRYING that! Did you try reading with your pencil or finger? Do you feel like that helps or hinders? yes, I do read with my pencil. It not only keeps me reading faster but it also helps me memorize the materials easier and quickly underline or take note of something if needed.
5. Look at your 4 PROSE passage times and scores and your 4 NATURAL SCIENCE passage times and scores from all 4 practices. What pattern or trend do you notice in terms of times and scores? AND... Would skipping that first passage be a good strategy for you? No, I don't think so. From now on out I think I will start with prose because of my consistently higher score of 7-9 and my natural sciences will then come second where I consistently get a 6-8. These are defiantly the easiest passages for me and will probably do them first to get the most correct answers and save time.
6. What is your goal score for the ACT Reading section? Currently, my goal on the ACT reading section is a 25-26. However I would like to accomplish this goal on my first ACT and then get a high 20s score on my later attempts.

7. Thinking about the several strategies we saw in the videos and keynotes, share the ONE reading strategy that seems to work the best for you. I like reading out loud and the reading with the pencil a lot. They help me memorize the content and read faster. I also like to read the first paragraph and last paragraph and read the first sentences of the others and skim the rest. Another thing I like is taking small notes and summarizing.
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Layton
11-17-2017
10:55 AM ET (US)
1. On Nov. 3rd I received a score of 22 on the reading exam. My score went up to a 24 on the 6th and then again went down on the 17th to a 22.

2. For the majority of the tests I used the pencil strategy. I was successful with that but also used the bubbling last strategy which seemed to improve my efficiency.

3. My highest score consistently was the Natural Science test. My lowest consistently was the humanities section.

4. For all of the passages I used the end of my pencil which I think helped. By doing so I read faster through the passage.

5. When taking the assessments for these two passages, I continually stayed within the eight minute region. Some of the passages were just under eight but the least was 8:04. My scores were consistently within 7-10 points per passage when taking these exams. I don't believe that skipping the first passage would benefit me.

6. My goal is a 24 for the ACT.

7. The pencil reading and bubbling last work the best for me. By reading faster and getting through the questions quicker, I found it easier to answer at the end.
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Cassidy Eidsness
11-17-2017
10:54 AM ET (US)
1. My first score for the reading portion was a 23. My second score for reading was a 28. My final test score for reading is an 18.

2. The strategies I used were following the passage with my pencil and reading the first and last paragraph then reading the first sentence of every paragraph.

3. Natural science was consistently my highest subject. While, my lowest subject was prose.

4. Yes, I tried reading with my pencil. I do think it helps me because I can read through the passages faster.

5. I definitely struggle with the prose passage. My natural science is the first passage I will read from now on. The prose passage will be the last.

6. My goal for the ACT reading section is a 29.

7. The one reading strategy that seemed to work the best for me was reading with my pencil. I got through my passages a lot faster, giving me more time to answer the questions and fill in my answers on the answer sheet.
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Ben Goehring
11-17-2017
10:54 AM ET (US)
1. I got a 21 on the Sept full-length reading test and then I got a 26 on the second full-length reading test (Nov 3). I got a 25 on this recent full-length reading test.

2. The strategies I used consisted of going in a different order and bubbling last. I also used the finger strategy.

3. Natural Science was consistently my highest. Social Science was consistently my lowest.

4. I did read with my finger for these passages. I felt like the finger helped with keeping my eyes on the passage and it helped improve my reading speed.

5. For natural science, the times were shorter compared to the other passages as well as better scores compared to the other passages. Prose seemed to take longer than Natural science, but faster than the other passages as well as better scores other than natural science. Yes, skipping the first passage was a good strategy for me.

6. What is your goal score for the ACT Reading section? My goal for the ACT reading section is to get a 30 or above.

7. The reading strategy that works for me is reading the blurb and all of the paragraphs and then answering the questions. This allowed me to locate the answers much easier since I knew where to find them.
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Jackson Miller
11-17-2017
10:53 AM ET (US)
Answer the following questions IN COMPLETE SENTENCES:

1. What are your THREE full-length READING test scores so far? (Sept, Nov 3 or 6, and today). Use your Scoring Table in your folder to find September test we took in auditorium. Answer in 2 or 3 sentences. Remember to record the results of Nov 6 and Nov 17 tests on graph in your folder! My scores so far are 18, 19, and 20. My goal was 20 but I think I can bump that up to a 22 or 23 for the real test.

2. What strategies did you use to practice during the timed tests? Answer in 2 complete sentences (Different order? Bubbling last? Bubbling along the way? First/last parag? Topic sentences?) I used my pencil to follow along while I was reading and I think that helped a lot. I also did the Natural Science test first and it was the easiest for me. On the last passage I was running out of time so I read the first and last paragraph and all the first sentences in the rest.

3. Which subtest score was consistently your highest? Which subtest score was consistently your lowest? (Prose, Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science) Answer in 2 sentences. Natural Science was constantly my highest and Social Science was consistently my lowest. The other two are pretty similar.

4. Research suggests that reading with your finger helps. KEEP TRYING that! Did you try reading with your pencil or finger? Do you feel like that helps or hinders? (Answer in 2 sentences) The last test was the first one I tried it on and it helped me a lot. I plan on using it for all of my tests, ACT or not.

5. Look at your 4 PROSE passage times and scores and your 4 NATURAL SCIENCE passage times and scores from all 4 practices. What pattern or trend do you notice in terms of times and scores? AND... Would skipping that first passage be a good strategy for you? (Answer in 3 sentences) My prose score is much worse than my natural one. The time for the prose score is also longer. I fount the reading and the questions are easier on the natural sciences.

6. What is your goal score for the ACT Reading section? (Answer in 1 sentence) My goal score is 23.

7. Thinking about the several strategies we saw in the videos and keynotes, share the ONE reading strategy that seems to work the best for you. (Answer in 2 sentences)Reading with you pencil, it cut my time by 25%. I would really recommend it. The reading the first and last paragraphs didn't work for me.
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Chloe Scott
11-17-2017
10:53 AM ET (US)
1. On the full length test I got a 15, Then on the full length ready test we got I got a 16. Today I got a 15.

2. The strategies I used was reading the first and last paragraph and then reading the first sentence. I also used reading with my pencil and filling out the answers in my book then transferring them onto my answer key.

3. On my subtest score I scored highest on prose. My lowest would be on either natural sciences or social sciences.

4. I did try reading with my pencil. I believed it helped me to stay focused more.

5. I think I get more interested in them and really read them vs the other ones I'm not as interested in so I don't focus as much. Going from the easier ones to the hardier ones helped out a lot!

6. My goal would be around the 21-23 area.

7. I think that it kept me skip the except ones and work on them last. Also I think it helped me to read with the pencil.
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