Just about every standardized test, from state tests to the classic SAT and ACT to graduate options like the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT, includes a passage-based reading section. And so many test takers, who already know how to read, find these sections quite challenging. Why? First is the challenge of reading quickly and carefully.
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Punctuation is definitely stressed on the ACT and SAT, and comma rules are probably among the most commonly tested. While many rules are just that (a guiding principle), some rules are more ‘guiding’ than ‘principle.’ This is the case with the Oxford, or serial, comma that is optional depending on preference. The Oxford comma (named
For many students, different styles of writing present problems for reading comprehension. In particular, many students find it difficult to understand passages written in earlier centuries, really anything from before the mid-1900s. While these passages, like more modern works, are written in grammatically correct English, they tend to be more stylized: authors from earlier times