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Don’t be surprised to see questions on the SAT Reading and ACT Reading tests that ask you to summarize a portion of the text. This key skill – like paraphrasing – is essential to fully comprehending a text, so let’s do some practice!

This question comes from the ACT Reading test, but I recommend even SAT students try this one out before watching the video below.



Rest of passage & questions can be found on the ACT’s website

About the Author:

I’m Rob Schombs, the founder of Reason Prep, creator of these videos, and your test prep tutor. I earned a BA in Chemistry (2006) and an MA in Science and Technology Studies (2009) from Cornell University. In 2010 I started tutoring SAT, ACT, math, chemistry, and writing full-time, and Reason Prep followed shortly after!