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Teaching Materials for CATW and ACT Reading Exam

CATW-Related Links
CUNY Website -- CUNY Assessment Tests Resources Page
John Jay College Website -- CATW Exercises
Borough of Manhattan Community College CATW Resources Page

CATW Guides and Exercises
Kingsborough Reading and Writing Center: Getting to Know the CATW
Kingsborough Reading and Writing Center: Evaluating a CATW Writing Sample
Kingsborough Reading and Writing Center: Reviewing the CATW Criteria for Writing and Trying Out a Practice Writing
CATW Practice Assessment Rubric
Directions Breakdown
CATW Article List with Reading Levels
CATW Practice Material with Samples and Articulations
1. Playtime is Over
2. Individuals in Groups
3. Is Music A Good Tool for Health
4. Hang It Up

CATW Practice: Readings and Prompts
Practice 1: An Ugly Toll of Technology: Impatience and Forgetfulness
Practice 2: Beauty Discrimination During a Job Search
Practice 3: Be Lucky -- It's an Easy Skill to Learn

Practice 4: How to Write a (Good) Sentence Home Assignment
Practice 5: Segregation in Schools
Practice 6: Oxen
Practice 7: Facebook
Practice 8: Finally Minding Their Manners (New York Post)
Practice 9: Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work
Practice 10: Sample CATW Prompt - based on "Genius the Modern View" by David Brooks
Practice 11: Whose Last Name Should Married Couples Choose?
Practice 12: Phys Ed: Why is Wii Fit Best for Grandparents

Practice 13: A Collection of Prompts from E. Esdaille
Practice 14: A True Instinct For the Beautiful
Practice 15: Are Men What They Used to Be?
Practice 16: Do Great Mothers Make Great Leaders?
Practice 17: Does Stress Validate Our Existence?
Practice 18: Elementary Students Encouraged to Set College Goals
Practice 19: Materialism
Practice 20: Reading Underground
Practice 21: Solve that Problem with Humor
Practice 22: Why I'm Raising My Son to be a Nerd

ACT Reading Related Links
York College Website ACT Reading Materials
Sample Compass Tests from Compass Website
Sample ACT Reading Passages from CUNY Website
Kingsborough Library Databases (click on Learning Express Library for practice exams -- SAT, ACT, GRE, and many others)
KCC Wiki Reads


ACT Reading Practice Materials
Reading ACE Practice Tests from Cengage Learning  
Vocabulary and Context Clues

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