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ACT Assessment: TestWare Edition: Plus Writing Test [With CDROM] (REA Test Preps)


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Congratulations on your purchase of the most comprehensive ACT

Assessment test prep on the market today! Whatever your intended college

major, youll need to succeed on the ACT to get into the college or

university of your choice. REAs ACT Assessment with TestWare test prep offers you

in-depth reviews, test-taking strategies, plenty of practice, and more!

Taking the ACT is an important step toward getting admitted into college

and we want to help you reach your goal.

REAs ACT Assessment with TestWare provides you with the complete package you

need to score your personal best. This test prep gives you everything

you need to know about the ACT. The more you know, the less stressful

taking the test will be. After all, youve already learned all the material

the ACT tests . . . well just help you remember it.



REAs ACT Assessment with TestWare will help you remember what you have

learned and think you have forgotten. It also shows you test-taking strategies

that can help you achieve a high score on the ACT. This test prep is

designed for your optimal use. You can use it as a comprehensive review

reading it straight through, chapter by chapter, or you can develop your

own customized study plan (more about that later).


The ACT is a mostly timed multiple-choice test that covers English,

Reading, Math, and Science skills. Colleges and universities use your

ACT score as only one part of the admissions process. It is important

that you get a good score, however, because a higher score helps your

chances of getting into the college you want. REAs ACT Assessment

with TestWare  is divided into seven chapters:

Chapter 1: Scoring High on the ACT Assessment—discusses what

the ACT is, how to register for the test , how to study for the ACT, and

how to navigate the rest of the chapters.

Chapter 2: Choosing a College—offers advice on how to find college

information, types of institutions of higher learning, what colleges are looking

for, visiting colleges, and how to apply to the college of your choice.

Chapter 3: ACT Assessment Diagnostic Exam—helps you identify

your strengths and weaknesses and lets you determine which study plan

is right for you.

Chapter 4: Attacking the ACT English Test—gives you the English

review every test-taker should have, but more importantly, offers you

the strategies and techniques you need to answer each question type.

The grammar drills help you hone your skills.

Chapter 5: Attacking the ACT Mathematics Test—guides you

through math basics with a refresher of the five skill areas tested:

pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra and coordinate

geometry, plane geometry, and a little trigonometry.

Chapter 6: Attacking the ACT Reading Test—helps you distinguish

between questions that refer to explicit statements in the passages

and those that require you to use your reasoning skills to determine the

implicit meanings in the passages . . . with plenty of practice drills.

Chapter 7: Attacking the ACT Science Reasoning Test—provides

you with strategies and review to help you remember the skills you used

in your natural sciences classes. In this chapter, youll use those skills to

answer questions related to data representation (graphs, tables), experiment

summaries, and hypotheses that represent conflicting viewpoints.


Finally, the last part of this test prep gives you three practice exams.

Working through these practice exams will make you comfortable with

the test experience and prepare you for the types of questions you will

encounter on the ACT.

Weve also included a review section for students taking the Optional

Writing Test. This section will guide you through an essay writing review

and includes strategies plus sample essays.


Taking the ACT does not have to cause you anxiety. Its true that the

outcome of the test affects your college admissions goal, there may be

question types that you havent come across before, and the test is, after

all, timed. But dont worry. One of the things you have control over is

how to approach the test. Pacing is extremely important.

The Importance of Pacing

Pacing is the best thing you can do to improve your score. The ACT

is nearly three hours long. Youll need to focus your energy where you

will earn points and not waste your time struggling with questions that

youre likely to get incorrect. Pacing is how you move through each

section of the test. In other words, its how many questions you answer,

how much time you spend on each question, when and how you guess,

and how much time you leave to check your work.

On the ACT, questions usually fall into the following categories:

• Questions you know. These you answer and move on.

• Questions you dont know. If you have no idea how to answer a question,

what the answer choices mean, or how to guess the answer,

skip it and go to the next question.

• Questions you arent really sure about. With these, its likely you can

eliminate choices on the questions you might be able to answer. If

you eliminate two or three of the answer choices, you can guess

from whats left and go on. With the passages on the English Test,

it makes sense to try the shorter passages first. Next, try the long

passages and answer the easier questions first. Make sure you note

which questions you skip.

“Two-Pass” Method

The idea behind the two-pass method is to go through each section

twice. On the first pass, you answer all of the questions that arent difficult. If you spend a minute on a question, and you cant come up with an answer, mark it for later and move on. It makes sense to look for the easier questions before you spend too much time on the difficult ones.

On the second pass, go back to the more difficult questions that gave

you a hard time. If you take more than a couple of minutes and still

dont know the answer, guess and move on.


Process of Elimination

The strategy of the process of elimination is that you can eliminate

the answer choices you know are wrong and then you can guess from

the choices that are left. This is not new to you. More than likely its the

test-taking strategy youre most comfortable with. (For more information

about our test-taking strategies, make sure you study REAs plans

of attack for each section of the ACT in Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7.)


Product Details

Research & Education Association
Conklin, Joseph T.
Davis, Anita Price
Brass, Charles
Brass, Charles O.
Coffield, Suzanne
Price Davis, Anita
ACT (American College Tests)
Reference-Test Guides
Test Prep
writing assessment
Edition Description:
Trade paper
SAT PSAT ACT (College Admission) Prep
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from 11
10 x 6.69 in 3.1 lb
Age Level:
from 16 up to 18

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Everything you need to know to master the Reading, English, Math, and Science questions on the ACT, selected and presented by seasoned high school and college faculty with extensive ACT experience. ACT Writing Test Review

A special review chapter on the optional ACT Writing test gives you expert advice for organizing and drafting your essay. Sample ACT essays with detailed analyses show you how to write the best essay possible and get a great score! The Best ACT Practice Exams Available

With our full-length diagnostic test and 4 practice tests, youll know exactly how youre doing every step of the way. And with each repetition, youll measure your progress and build confidence. Total Explanations of ACT Questions & Answers

Each ACT practice test comes with detailed feedback on every question. We dont just say which answers are right - but why the others are wrong, so youll be prepared for the ACT! Proven Test Prep Methods

REAs focused ACT content and practical advice has helped millions of students score higher. With our step-by-step plan, you can get into the college of your choice. Get the Worlds Most Advanced ACT Software

REAs TestWare for the ACT combines a realistic test environment with the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available. With every ACT practice test you take, youll gain knowledge and confidence for the real exam. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of ACT questions that give you trouble now, so youll succeed when it counts.

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