Barron's ACT

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Barron's Educational Series, 2008 - Study Aids - 696 pages
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Updated to reflect the most recent ACT Assessment tests, this manual provides a combination of in-depth subject reviews and practice tests to prepare college-bound students for success on the ACT. Subject reviews cover English, Math, Reading, and Science, as well as an essay writing guide for students who take the optional, half-hour-long Writing Test. A diagnostic test and three full-length practice ACT exams are also included with all questions answered and explained, plus additional practice exercises in all test areas, study tips, and test-taking strategies.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
PARTS OF THE ACT
4
A GUIDE TO HIGH SCORES
11
AFTER THE TEST
15
Dress Rehearsal for the ACT
19
ENGLISH TEST
23
MATHEMATICS TEST
34
READING TEST
48
CONIC SECTIONS
254
GEOMETRY
272
TRIGONOMETRY
291
SAMPLE MATHEMATICS TEST
307
TESTTAKING TACTICS
316
PROSE FICTION
321
SOCIAL STUDIES
336
HUMANITIES
349

SCIENCE REASONING TEST
56
WRITING TEST
66
LONGRANGE STRATEGY
93
SHORTRANGE STRATEGY
94
PUNCTUATION
95
BASIC GRAMMAR AND USAGE
106
SENTENCE STRUCTURE
117
RHETORICAL SKILLS
135
ORGANIZATION
138
STYLE
140
WORD CHOICE
142
SAMPLE ENGLISH TEST
147
ARITHMETICPREALGEBRA
162
ALGEBRA AND COORDINATE GEOMETRY
197
SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS
245
NATURAL SCIENCE
360
SAMPLE READING TEST
374
TACTICS
386
DATA REPRESENTATION QUESTIONS
388
RESEARCH SUMMARIES QUESTIONS
393
CONFLICTING VIEWPOINTS QUESTIONS
403
SAMPLE SCIENCE REASONING TEST
413
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAYS WITH EVALUATIONS
430
THE CHALLENGE OF WRITING A 30MINUTE ESSAY
434
THIRTEEN PRINCIPLES OF ESSAY WRITING
436
ESSAYWRITING PRACTICE
455
Model Exam A
483
Model Exam B
549
Model Exam C
619
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George Ehrenhaft is Chairman of the English Dept., Mamaroneck, NY, High School, and the author of several textbook supplements on grammar and writing skills.

Lehrman is a former Science Department Supervisor at Roslyn High School at Roslyn, New York.

Obrecht is Professor of English at Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles, California.

Allan Mundsack, MA, is on the mathematics faculty at Los Angeles Pierce College and was twice elected President of the Academic Senate at Los Angeles Mission College, where he was vice-chairman of the mathematics department.

James Deese is Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Virginia.

Ellin K. Deese is former Assistant Dean in the college of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor in the General Faculty and Lecturer in Religious Studies at the university of Virginia.

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