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The ACT For Dummies, 4th Edition

The ACT For Dummies, 4th Edition

Michelle Rose Gilman, Veronica Saydak, Suzee Vlk

ISBN: 978-0-471-76274-4 October 2005 365 Pages




Boost your test-taking skills and beat the clock

Prepare for the ACT? quickly and painlessly and maximize your score!

Are you one of the millions of students taking the ACT? Have no fear! This friendly guide gives you the competitive edge by fully preparing you for every section of the ACT, including the optional writing test. You get two complete practice tests plus sample questions -- all updated -- along with proven test-taking strategies to improve your score.

Discover how to
* Study for each section
* Stay focused during the test
* Manage your time wisely
* Make smart guesses
* Spot test traps and tricks

Part I: Coming to Terms with Reality: An Overview of the ACT.

Chapter 1: Getting Your ACT Together: The Format.

Chapter 2: Succeeding on the ACT.

Chapter 3: Reading the Admissions Committee’s Mind: What Colleges Want.

Part II: Serving Your “Sentence”: English Review and Test.

Chapter 4: Glamour Grammar: The Five-Star Review.

Chapter 5: Misspellers of the World, Untie! Mastering the English Test.

Chapter 6: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It: English Practice Questions.

Part III: Writing the Writing Test Rightly: You Have a Choice.

Chapter 7: ACT Write: The First Words on Essay Writing.

Chapter 8: Write Right: The Writing Test Review.

Chapter 9: Practicing Promptly with Practice Prompts: Essay Practice Examples.

Part IV: Don’t Count Yourself Out: The Math Review and Mini-Test.

Chapter 10: Ogling More Figures than a Beauty Pageant Judge: Geometry Review.

Chapter 11: Catching Some (X’s, Y’s, and) Z’s: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids.

Chapter 12: Reviewing Miscellaneous Math You Probably Already Know.

Chapter 13: Numb and Number: Acing the Mathematics Test.

Chapter 14: More Fun Than a Root Canal: Mathematics Practice Questions.

Part V: Time to Read the Riot ACT: The Reading Test.

Chapter 15: This, Too, Shall Pass(age): Sailing through the Reading Test .......................................145

Chapter 16: Where Are CliffsNotes When You Need Them? Reading Practice Questions..............151

Part VI: Proven to Cause Brain Defects in Laboratory Rats: The Science Reasoning Test.

Chapter 17: Frankenstein to Einstein: Excelling on the Science Reasoning Test.

Chapter 18: Faking Atomic Ache Won’t Get You Out of This: Science Practice Questions.

Part VII: I’d Rather Wait for the Movie: Full-Length Practice ACTs.

Chapter 19: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part I: Practice Exam 1.

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations.

Chapter 21: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part II: Practice Exam 2.

Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations.

Part VIII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Wrong Rumors About the ACT.

Chapter 24: Ten Differences between the ACT and the SAT.