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ACT Reading Practice Test 1
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Technology is rapidly expanding the scope of capabilities for both professional and personal use; such is the case with smart phones. Professionals now have devices available to them capable of digital media, internet access, phone communication, multi-person scheduling and office tools for documents and presentations. Businesspeople that are often mobile may maximize the use of these critical features on smart phones. Individuals who simply enjoy the luxury of multi-function devices often use these devices for frivolous pursuits such as downloading catchy ring tones, instant messaging about the latest gossip and looking up the world record for most cans crushed on one’s head during the Superbowl. This fusion of capabilities and increased availability of such devices could be a sign of a growing blend in society between work and personal life, or individuals could simply be taking a luxurious approach to their connectivity in personal lives.

The term “frivolous” implies that the author







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The ACT Test is a standardized exam that is used by U.S. colleges in their admissions process.  The ACT Test serves a similar function to the SAT in that both are used by colleges and universities as a factor in admissions.

Different institutions place varying degrees of importance on standardized tests and use them along with other factors such as GPA, class rank, community service, recommendations and extracurricular activities.

The ACT Test is meant to measure a high school student’s readiness for college.  The ACT Test consists of multiple choice questions in the areas of: English, mathematics, reading, and science.  There is also an ACT Plus Writing Test which is a thirty minute essay test that evaluates your writing skills.  The ACT Writing Test is required by some colleges and optional for others.

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From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations". Internet. Available from www.nysedregents.org; accessed 8/29/2011.
CK-12 Foundation - www.ck12.org
BEHS Sat Prep - https://behssatprep.wikispaces.com/
PWN the SAT - http://blog.pwnthesat.com/

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