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The Real ACT Prep Guide (Book + Bonus Online Content), (Reprint), 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-23641-2
936 pages
January 2016
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This edition of The Real ACT Prep Guide was originally published by Peterson's as The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition (9780768934403). This edition includes access to new online bonus content.

The Only Guide to Include 5 Real ACT Tests

  • The #1 bestselling guide to preparing for the ACT
  • Everything you need to know to fully prepare
  • Proven test-taking tips from ACT


The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition gives you the information, strategies, and practice you want in order to prepare for and do your best on the ACT exam. The book contains five actual ACT test forms—each including the optional writing test—giving you the opportunity to practice at your own pace. Filled with detailed explanations of the correct answers, this guide helps you better understand the type of questions you could face on test day.

Written by the makers of the ACT, The Real ACT Prep Guide is designed to help you know what to expect when you take the exam. The better prepared you are, the better you'll perform on the exam—and the more likely the ACT will accurately reflect your knowledge and achievement in the areas tested.

Comprehensive yet user-friendly, The Real ACT Prep Guide provides:

  • Tips and advice from the makers of the test
  • The types of questions to anticipate on the English, math, reading, and science tests
  • Ideas for writing a successful essay
  • Important procedures to follow before and during the test
  • Useful information on how the ACT is scored
  • Helpful tips for gearing up mentally and physically
  • Strategies for test-taking

In addition, the book includes free access to bonus online content that will help you prepare your college applications, choose the school that's best for you, get your college career off to a strong start, ensure you graduate in four years, and more.

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Author Information

ACT is a not-for-profit organization providing assessment, research, information, and program management services to support education and workforce development.

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Press Release

November 09, 2015
Wiley Announces Partnership with ACT to Enhance Test Prep Solutions in Order to Help People Achieve Education and Workplace Success

Wiley partnering with ACT to create new test prep solutions for students and professionals and become the exclusive publisher of ACT’s The Real ACT® Prep Guide starting in January 2016

November 9, 2015 (Hoboken, N.J.) – John Wiley & Sons Inc. (“Wiley”) today announces a partnership with ACT, the nation’s leader in college and career readiness, to enhance both organizations’ test prep product offerings and take over as the exclusive publisher for ACT’s The Real ACT® Prep Guide beginning in January 2016.

Maker of the ACT test and ACT WorkKeys®, among other respected assessment programs, ACT is committed to providing insights that help individuals better prepare for success throughout their lives—from education through career. This commitment stems from their core mission: Helping people achieve education and workplace success.

“Providing quality test prep solutions to students is a key priority for both organizations,” said Joan O’Neil, senior vice president, managing director, for Wiley’s Knowledge Services program. “Through our partnership with ACT, we will be able to better serve students worldwide as they prepare for the largest college-readiness test in the U.S. and then continue to support them with solutions throughout their careers. Both Wiley and ACT are dedicated to the success of life-long learners, which makes aligning our organizations a win-win for our customers.”

Across the globe, more and more schools are using ACT testing and instructional improvement programs to improve the college and career readiness of their students. The Real ACT Prep Guide is the only ACT study guide on the market with test-taking tips and strategy, practice tests and insight directly from the makers of the ACT exam. This comprehensive guide has everything one needs to know about the ACT test content, structure and format information. By utilizing the materials and instructions detailed in The Real ACT Prep Guide, students are able to better prepare for the exam and maximize their potential when taking the ACT test.

“ACT is thrilled to be partnering with an industry leader like Wiley,” said Steve Kappler, ACT vice president, brand experience. “The Real ACT Prep Guide has long been a valuable tool for students who want extensive, authentic ACT test prep and practice at a reasonable cost, and this partnership will ensure that the guide will remain of the highest quality and continue to benefit students moving forward.”

The Real ACT Prep Guide will be published exclusively by Wiley beginning January 11, 2016. The book will be available for purchase online and at retailers worldwide. For a full list of retailers, visit www.wiley.com/buy/9781119236412. For more information about the partnership between Wiley and ACT, contact Robyn Gretzinger at rgretzinge@wiley.com or Ed Colby at ed.colby@act.org.


About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

About ACT

ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, ACT is trusted as the nation’s leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality achievement assessments grounded in more than 50 years of research and experience. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions that help people succeed from elementary school through career, providing insights that unlock potential. To learn more about ACT, go to www.act.org.


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