ACT For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 27, 2011 - Education - 528 pages
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The quick and painless way to maximize your score on the ACT

Are you one of the millions of students taking the ACT? Have no fear! This friendly guide gives you the competitive edge by fully preparing you for every section of the ACT, including the optional writing test. You get three complete practice tests plus sample questions--all updated--along with proven test-taking strategies to improve your score on the ACT.

ACT For Dummies is packed with comprehensive review chapters for all four sections of the exam, including English, math, reading, and writing. It offers updated ACT study tips and practice materials that model the most recent ACT test. With the practical and friendly help provided here, you'll become comfortable with the content and format of the test.

  • Three practice tests, complete with detailed explanations and walk-throughs
  • Tips to stay focused on test day
  • Advice to manage your time wisely
  • How to make smart guesses and spot test traps and tricks

Whether you're preparing to take the ACT for the first time or are retaking the test to improve your score, ACT For Dummies gives you the skills and confidence to succeed!

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Writing Rightly The Optional Writing Test 181
4
Coming to Terms with Reality An Overview of the ACT
9
Succeeding on the ACT
17
Surviving the College Admissions Process
21
Serving Your Sentence The English Test
27
Mastering the English Test
43
English Practice Questions
49
Time to Read the Riot ACT The Reading Test
143
Where Are CliffsNotes When You Need Them? Reading Practice Questions
153
Studying Brain Defects in Laboratory Rats
159
Faking Atomic Ache Wont Get You Out of This
171
Faking Atomic Ache Wont Get You Out of This Science Practice Questions 171 Part VI Writing Rightly The Optional Writing Test 181 Chapter 17 ...
183
Excelling on Your Essay The Writing Test Review
193
Practicing Promptly with Practice Prompts Essay Practice Questions
203
Practice Exam 1 Answers and Explanations
257

Dont Count Yourself Out The Math Test
55
Number Nuts and Bolts
57
More Figures than a Beauty Pageant Geometry Review
71
Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids
97
Trying Your Hand at Trigonometry
111
Making Sense of Math Word Problems
117
Numb and Number Acing the Mathematics Test
129
More Fun than a Root Canal Mathematics Practice Questions
135
Practice Exam 2
299
Practice Exam 2 Answers and Explanations
345
Practice Exam 3
387
Practice Exam 3 Answers and Explanations
437
The Part of Tens
479
Attention Parents Ten Ways You Can Help
485
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About the author (2011)

Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA and Scott A. Hatch, JD have been preparing individuals to excel on standardized tests, gain admission to college, and secure careers since 1987. For nearly 30 years, they have provided their award-winning standardized test preparation throughout the world.

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