WEFOUNDElements - ACT Reading Teacher Manual: High School Edition


Directions: The ACT Science passage below is followed by several questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer to each multiple choice question. You may refer to the passage as often as necessary. Calculators may NOT be used test.

Suppose a car has an oil leak, such that one drip of oil occurs each second. As the car drives down the road, it will leave a trail of oil behind it which could be used to describe the car’s motion.

Constant Speed
When the car is travelling at constant speed, the oil drips are regularly spaced. The average velocity of the car can be established by taking measurements of the oil drips. The average velocity of the car is equal to the distance traveled divided by the time taken. The car travels at constant speed for the first 10 seconds. Table 1 shows the distance traveled by the car during the first 10 seconds.

Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid (3rd R) and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (2nd L) walk near female members of the Bangladesh army at the national parade ground in Dhaka on December 16, 2015. 

On January 29, 2018, the cabinet approved a draft law, intended to replace the much-criticized Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT). The draft is even broader than the law it seeks to replace and violates the country’s international obligation to protect freedom of speech.

“The proposed law totally undermines the government’s claim that it has no intention of curbing the right to freedom of speech, ” said Brad Adams , Asia director. “With at least five different provisions criminalizing vaguely defined types of speech, the law is a license for wide-ranging suppression of critical voices.” The proposed law totally undermines the government’s claim that it has no intention of curbing the right to freedom of speech. Brad Adams Asia Director

Directions: The ACT Science passage below is followed by several questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer to each multiple choice question. You may refer to the passage as often as necessary. Calculators may NOT be used test.

Suppose a car has an oil leak, such that one drip of oil occurs each second. As the car drives down the road, it will leave a trail of oil behind it which could be used to describe the car’s motion.

Constant Speed
When the car is travelling at constant speed, the oil drips are regularly spaced. The average velocity of the car can be established by taking measurements of the oil drips. The average velocity of the car is equal to the distance traveled divided by the time taken. The car travels at constant speed for the first 10 seconds. Table 1 shows the distance traveled by the car during the first 10 seconds.

Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid (3rd R) and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (2nd L) walk near female members of the Bangladesh army at the national parade ground in Dhaka on December 16, 2015. 

On January 29, 2018, the cabinet approved a draft law, intended to replace the much-criticized Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT). The draft is even broader than the law it seeks to replace and violates the country’s international obligation to protect freedom of speech.

“The proposed law totally undermines the government’s claim that it has no intention of curbing the right to freedom of speech, ” said Brad Adams , Asia director. “With at least five different provisions criminalizing vaguely defined types of speech, the law is a license for wide-ranging suppression of critical voices.” The proposed law totally undermines the government’s claim that it has no intention of curbing the right to freedom of speech. Brad Adams Asia Director

When faced with a criminal charge , it always helps to do your own research and reach an understanding of the statute you have been charged under. You should read the statute in the same way the prosecutor reads it. Lawyers are trained to read statutes and determine what the "elements" of the offense are. To do this yourself, you need to take each sentence and break it down into its essential components. For instance, here is a traditional burglary law :

"The breaking and entering the house of another in the night time, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felony be actually committed or not."

The key question to ask in order to understand the elements of a crime is: "if this didn't happen, would it matter"? If it matters, then it's an element; if it's an irrelevant detail, it's not. So, using the example statute above, here's a breakdown of the elements:

Directions: The ACT Science passage below is followed by several questions. After reading the passage, choose the best answer to each multiple choice question. You may refer to the passage as often as necessary. Calculators may NOT be used test.

Suppose a car has an oil leak, such that one drip of oil occurs each second. As the car drives down the road, it will leave a trail of oil behind it which could be used to describe the car’s motion.

Constant Speed
When the car is travelling at constant speed, the oil drips are regularly spaced. The average velocity of the car can be established by taking measurements of the oil drips. The average velocity of the car is equal to the distance traveled divided by the time taken. The car travels at constant speed for the first 10 seconds. Table 1 shows the distance traveled by the car during the first 10 seconds.


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