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Publisher Comments:

CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions.

When you need a logical, easy-to-grasp guide to prepare for your important college-entrance exam, CliffsQuickReview ACT can help. This guide shows you exactly what to expect from the exam with explanations of every question type, tested and proven strategies, and a practice exam complete with explanations for every answer.

CliffsQuickReview ACT gives you access to the experience and insights of leading experts in the field of test preparation. Take advantage of their expertise by following this six-step approach:

  • Be aware. Know as much as you possibly can about the exam before you walk in. This CliffsQuickReview gives you this important information in a clear and easy-to-understand way.
  • Set a goal. Call some of the schools you're interested in and see what score you need to be accepted there. This guide includes charts to help you set your goal.
  • Know the basic skills. This CliffsQuickReview will help you focus on which skills to review and will help you review those skills with practice questions and easy-to-follow, complete explanations.
  • Understand the question types. This CliffsQuickReview carefully analyzes each type of question so that you'll understand how to focus on what is being asked.
  • Learn strategies. This guide emphasizes strategies and techniques for answering each type of question and includes samples that show you what to look for and how to apply each strategy.
  • Practice. This CliffsQuickReview includes a pracice exam with answers, complete explanations, and analysis charts to help you spot your strengths and weaknesses.

With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, CliffsQuickReview guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.

Synopsis:

Don't take a chance-take an advantage. Go with the experts who wrote Cliffs Quick Review ACT and follow their step-by-step approach to success. Over twenty years of test preparation experience is behind this book, and with it you set goals, study basic skills, understand the test format, and develop a test-taking strategy so that on exam day you leave nothing to chance. Your study time is valuable---why waste any of it when you've got all you need in one book?

About the Author

Jerry Bobrow, PhD, is an award-winning teacher and educator. He is a national authority in the field of test preparation. As executive directory of Bobrow Test Preparation Services, Dr. Bobrow has been administering the test preparation programs for most California State Universities for the past 27 years. Dr. Bobrow has authored more than 30 national best-selling test preparation books including Cliffs Preparation Guides for the GRE, GMAT, MSAT, SAT I, CBEST, NTE, ACT, and PPST. Each year he personally lectures to thousands of students on preparing for these important exams.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.

THE COMMON FORMAT OF THE ACT.

QUESTIONS COMMONLY ASKED ABOUT THE ACT.

TAKING THE ACT ASSESSMENT.

Key Strategies for a Positive Approach to the Exam.

THE BASICS, THE QUESTIONS, AND THE KEY STRATEGIES FOR THE ACT TEST SECTIONS THE BASICS OF THE ENGLISH TEST.

The Skills You'll Use.

Your English Test Score.

The Directions.

THE ENGLISH TEST QUESTIONS AND KEY STRATEGIES.

Samples and Key Strategies for the Usage and Mechanics Questions.

The Types of Rhetorical Skills Questions.

Samples and Key Strategies for the Rhetorical Skills Questions.

THE BASICS OF THE MATHEMATICS TEST.

The Skills You'll Use.

Your Mathematics Test Score.

The Level of Difficulty.

Using Your Calculator.

The Directions.

THE MATHEMATICS TEST QUESTIONS AND KEY STRATEGIES.

The Types of Mathematics Questions.

Samples and Key Strategies for the Mathematics Questions.

THE BASICS OF THE READING TEST.

The Skills You'll Use.

Your Reading Test Score.

The Directions.

THE READING TEST PASSAGES, QUESTIONS, AND KEY STRATEGIES.

The Types of Reading Passages.

The Types of Reading Questions.

Sample Passages, Questions, and Key Strategies for the Reading Questions.

Read the passage actively.

Preread a few questions.

Three Final Strategies.

THE BASICS OF THE SCIENCE REASONING TEST.

The Skills You'll Use.

Your Science Reasoning Test Score.

The Directions.

THE SCIENCE REASONING TEST PASSAGES, QUESTIONS, AND KEY STRATEGIES.

The Types of Science Reasoning Passages.

The Science Categories.

General Strategies for Any Science Reasoning Test Question.

Sample Passages, Questions, and Key Strategies for Data Representation Questions.

Sample Passages, Questions, and Key Strategies for Research Summary Questions.

THE BASICS OF THE READING TEST.

Skills You'll Use.

Your Reading Test Score.

The Directions.

THE READING TEST PASSAGES, QUESTIONS, AND KEY STRATEGIES.

The Types of Reading Passages.

The Types of Reading Questions.

Sample Passages, Questions, and Key Strategies for the Reading Questions.

Three Final Strategies.

THE BASICS OF THE SCIENCE REASONING TEST.

Skills You'll Use.

Your Science Reasoning Test Score.

The Directions.

THE SCIENCE REASONING TEST PASSAGES, QUESTIONS, AND KEY STRATEGIES.

The Types of Science Reasoning Passages.

The Science Categories.

General Strategies for Any Science Reasoning Test Question.

Sample Passages, Questions, and Key Strategies for Data Representation Questions.

Sample Passages, Questions, and Key Strategies for Research Summary Questions.

Sample Passages, Questions, and Key Strategies for Conflicting Viewpoints Questions.

PRACTICE TEST.

ANSWER SHEET FOR THE PRACTICE TEST.

ENGLISH TEST.

MATHEMATICS TEST.

READING TEST.

SCIENCE REASONING TEST.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764585333
Author:
Bobrow, Jerry
Publisher:
Cliffs Notes
Author:
Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D.
Author:
Bobrow, Jerry, Ph.D.
Location:
Foster City, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
SAT & PSAT
Subject:
ACT (American College Tests)
Subject:
Act assessment
Subject:
Achievement tests
Subject:
SAT
Subject:
SAT, ACT Prep
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cliffs Quick Review
Series Volume:
CM-93
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.32x5.34x.66 in. .69 lbs.

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