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CliffsTestPrep® ACTTM, 7th Edition

CliffsTestPrep® ACTTM, 7th Edition

Jerry Bobrow, William A. Covino, David A. Kay, Harold D. Nathan

ISBN: 978-0-764-59935-4

Aug 2005

464 pages

Select type: Paperback

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The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps.

CliffsTestPrep ACT can help you assess your interests and skills, plan your career, get a scholoarship, and get into a college of your choice. Understanding and practicing test-taking strategies can help a great deal. Subject matter review is particularly useful for the Mathematics Test and English Test. Both subject matter and strategies are reviewed in this book. Inside, you'll find

  • Four realistic, full-length practice exams
  • Practice questions, answers, and explanations in each chapter
  • An action plan for effective preparation
  • Four successful overall approaches to taking the ACT
  • Detailed analysis of the directions for each section of the test

With extra help on math formulas, science terminology and other ACT trouble spots, this comprehensive guide will help you score your highest. In addition, you'll hone your knowledge of subjects such as

  • English usage and mechanics, including punctuation, basic grammar, and sentence structure
  • English rhetorical skills, including prose strategy, organization, and style
  • Basic math skills, including arithmetic and intermediate algebra
  • Applied math, including coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry
  • Reading comprehension, including prose fiction, humanities, social studies, and natural sciences
  • Science reasoning formats, including Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints

With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized -test environment!

Introduction to the ACT.

General Description.

Questions Commonly Asked about the ACT.

Four Successful Overall Approaches to Taking the ACT.

I. The “Plus-Minus” System.

II. The Elimination Strategy.

III. The “Avoiding Misreads” Method.

IV. The Multiple-Multiple-Choice Technique.


Introduction to the English Test.

Introduction to the Mathematics Test.

Introduction to the Reading Test.

Introduction to the Science Reasoning Test.


Directions for all Practice Tests.

Answer Sheets for Practice Test 1.

Practice Test 1.

Scoring Practice Test 1.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1

Answer Sheets for Practice Test 2. Scoring Practice Test 2.

Practice Test 2.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2.

Answer Sheets for Practice Test 3.

Practice Test 3.

Scoring Practice Test 3.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 3.

Answer Sheets for Practice Test 4.

Practice Test 4.

Scoring Practice Test 4.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 4.

Introduction to the Writing Test—Essay.

Final Preparation.