Cracking the Act 2002

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Random House, Incorporated, Jan 15, 2002 - Study Aids - 496 pages
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The Princeton Review realizes that acing the ACT is very different from getting straight As in school. The Princeton Review doesn't try to teach students everything there is to know about math, reading, and English--only the techniques they'll need to score higher on the exam. There’s a big difference. In Cracking the ACT, TPR will teach test takers how to think like the test makers and • Use Process of Elimination to eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool test takers • Ace the English test by learning how to spot sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation errors quickly • Crack algebra problems by Plugging In numbers in place of letters • Score higher on reading comprehension by learning to zero in on main ideas, topic sentences, and key words • Solve science reasoning problems by scanning the passage for critical words This book includes a full-length practice ACT exam with detailed explanations for every answer and The Princeton Review Assessment, a diagnostic exam designed to helps readers decide whether to take the ACT or the SAT. The questions on TPR's practice ACT exam are like the ones test takers will find on the real ACT. Contents include: I Orientation Triage Guessing and POE Taking the ACT II How to Beat the ACT English Test Sentence Structure Grammar and Usage Punctuation Rhetorical Skills III How to Beat the ACT Math Test Basics Arithmetic Algebra Geometry Graphing and Coordinate Geometry Trigonometry IV How to Beat the ACT Reading Test Distracters The Four-Step System V How to Beat the ACT Science Reading Test Data Representation Experimental Reasoning Alternative Viewpoints VI The Princeton Review Assessment How to Score the PRA Using the PRA

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This is a study guide that is well worth the purchase price. It does not make the mistake of trying to reteach you everything that you should have already learned thereby becoming extremely wordy and ... Read full review


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Martz attended Dartmouth College and Columbia University before joining The Princeton Review in 1985 as a teacher and writer.

Geoff Martz attended Dartmouth College and Columbia University, joining The Princeton Review in 1985 as a teacher and writer. His first book for The Princeton Review was Cracking the GMAT, published in 1989.
Ted Silver is a graduate of Yale University, the Yale School of Medicine, and the law school at the University of Connecticut. He became affiliated with The Princeton Review in 1988 as the chief architect of The Princeton Review's MCAT course. Dr. Silver's full-time profession is as Associate Professor of Law at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.
Kim Magloire is a graduate of Princeton University. She joined The Princeton Review in 1984 as an SAT teacher, and has since taught The Princeton Review's SAT II. LSAT. GMAT, GRE, and MCAT programs. Magloire is currently attending graduate school at Columbia University.

James L. Flowers, M.D., holds a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He owns and operates the Flowers Medical Clinic in Milwaukee, where he is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine with a special interest in pain management.
Theodore Silver, M.D., is the creator of the country's leading MCAT preparatory course, offered by The Princeton Review. He holds a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and currently teaches at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.
The Princeton Review has prepared more than 100,000 students for MCAT success with courses, books, and online support.

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