The ACT reading section contains several passages, one each from these four categories:
prose fiction, humanities, social studies, and natural sciences.
But the questions do not test your knowledge of this subject matter. Instead, they
test your ability to find and understand information contained in the passage, plus your
ability to use this information to make inferences, identify main points, compare ideas, or
identify the author's point of view.
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