ACT For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 27, 2011 - Education - 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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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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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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