ACT Reading: Organization of Ideas
Organization of ideas questions on the ACT Reading section will supply you with a reading passage with portions that correspond with sets of alternative words/phrases. From the options, you must choose the answer choice that works best in context, including a choice for “NO CHANGE.” You may even be asked to add a whole sentence that fits best within the structure of a paragraph or the essay.
Organization Practice Question
Let’s go through all the choices to see which answer’s correct. The original sentence (Though Alexus had never even spoken to anyone lacking an advanced degree, he reluctantly…) isn’t a very good sentence, so maybe there’s a better answer than A. B states that Alexus’s past students had more education than peasants, an idea that doesn’t make sense for why he would take the job. In C, the key word is “intentionally.” Alexus wasn’t interested in the job (he really needed to pay the rent on his hut), so C cannot be correct. And D just brings in irrelevant information and also cannot be correct. Since the original sentence is the only one that makes sense for the organization of ideas, the answer’s A) NO CHANGE.