Science Reasoning is the fourth section that is asked in the ACT exam. The difficulty medium of this section is medium compared to other sections. Earlier, this section was known as Natural Sciences. Later on it was renamed to Science Reasoning. As you may be knowing that ACT also gives a sub score for each section hence it’s very important to study equally for this section as well. This section is not too long like others and is quite easy to attempt in the limited time given.
The science reasoning test is a 35-minute, 40-question test. There are seven passages each followed by five to seven questions. There are three Data Representation passages with 5 questions following each passage, 3 Research Summary passages with six questions each, and one Conflicting Viewpoints passage with 7 questions. The pattern keeps on changing and hence you should check the updated pattern and syllabus from ACT official website. Below are some reference books that you can refer for Science Reasoning section.
Here is the list of best prep books on ACT Science Reasoning :
- Preparing for the ACT Mathematics & Science Reasoning by Robert D. Postman
- Math and Science Workout for the ACT, 2nd Edition (College Test Preparation) by Princeton Review
- McGraw-Hill’s Conquering the ACT Math and Science, 2nd Edition by Steven Dulan
- McGraw-Hill’s 10 ACT Practice Tests, Third Edition by Steven Dulan
You can purchase any one of the book above for the preparation of Science Reasoning. The average score of Science is 20.9 as reported on Wikipedia for the class of 2009 seniors. You can expect the same or little less as sub scores are ranged from 1-18 now a days. If you have a daily practice then it will be one of the most easy section for you. You can solve all the questions in the time given. If you do know any better books than given above then tell us in the comments.
We are trying to find some PDF files with shortcut, tips, tricks and much more study material which can help you out for the exam. We will upload it on this website for free download. You can also solve sample practice sets by going to the ACT website. You will get to know about the pattern of questions once you solve the practice sets. Get the books and start your ACT preparation.