ACT For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 23, 2012 - Study Aids - 528 pages
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Sharpen your ACT test-taking skills with this updated and expanded premier guide premier guide with online links to BONUS tests and study aids

Are you struggling while studying for the ACT? ACT For Dummies, Premier Edition is a hands-on, friendly guide that offers easy-to-follow advice to give you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for every section of the ACT, including the writing test. You'll be coached on ways to tackle the toughest questions and how to stay focused and manage the time available for each section. This test guide includes three tests in the book plus two more and 50 interactive math formula flashcards that can be accessed online. ACT For Dummies, Premier Edition with CD, gives you the skills you need to get your best possible score!

  • Get a grip on grammar — prepare yourself for the English portion of the ACT and get a refresher on the grammar rules you once knew but may have forgotten
  • You can count on it — discover time-tested strategies for scoring high on the math portion — from basic math and geometry to algebra and those pesky word problems — and formulate a strategy to memorize lengthy formulas with 50 flashcards online
  • Read all about it — save time and brain cells with helpful tips on how to get through the reading passages — and still have enough time to answer the questions
  • Blinded by science? — learn to analyze the various science passages and graphs and get proven techniques on how to tackle each type
  • Practice makes perfect — take three practice tests in the book, plus two more on online, complete with answers and explanations

Open the book and find:

  • An overview of the exam and how it's scored
  • Tips to help you gauge your strengths and weaknesses
  • How to make the best use of your time
  • Ways to sharpen essential grammar, writing, math, and science skills
  • Practice essay questions and guidance for the optional writing test
  • Five full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations
  • Reasons not to believe common myths about the ACT

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Part I Coming to Terms with Reality An Overview of the ACT
Part II Serving Your Sentence The English Test
Part II Dont Count Yourself Out The Math Test
Part IV Time to Read the Riot ACT The Reading Test
Part V Studying Brain Defects in Laboratory Rats The Science Test
Part VI Writing Rightly The Optional Writing Test
Part VII Putting It All Together with Three FullLength Practice ACTs
Part VIII The Part of Tens

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About the author (2012)

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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