Synopses & Reviews
Sharpen your ACT test-taking skillswith this updated and expanded premier guide with CDAre you struggling while studying for the ACT? ACT For Dummies, Premier Edition with CD is a hands-on, friendly guide that offers easy-to-follow advice to give you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for every section of the ACT, including the writing test. You'll be coached on ways to tackle the toughest questions and how to stay focused and manage the time available for each section. This test guide includes three tests in the book plus two more and 50 interactive math formula flashcards on the CD. ACT For Dummies, Premier Edition with CD, gives you the skills you need to get your best possible score!
- Get a grip on grammar — prepare yourself for the English portion of the ACT and get a refresher on the grammar rules you once knew but may have forgotten
- You can count on it — discover time-tested strategies for scoring high on the math portion — from basic math and geometry to algebra and those pesky word problems — and formulate a strategy to memorize lengthy formulas with 50 flashcards on the CD
- Read all about it — save time and brain cells with helpful tips on how to get through the reading passages — and still have enough time to answer the questions
- Blinded by science? — learn to analyze the various science passages and graphs and get proven techniques on how to tackle each type
- Practice makes perfect — take three practice tests in the book, plus two more on the CD, complete with answers and explanations
Open the book and find:
- An overview of the exam and how it's scored
- Tips to help you gauge your strengths and weaknesses
- How to make the best use of your time
- Ways to sharpen essential grammar, writing, math, and science skills
- Practice essay questions and guidance for the optional writing test
- Five full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations
- Reasons not to believe common myths about the ACT
Synopsis
ACT For Dummies, Premier 5th Edition with CD, is packed with useful information and strategies to help students prepare for the test. The book includes advice on how to test efficiently, review chapters for all four sections of the exam, and three full written practice tests with detailed explanations and walk-throughs. Updated with even more practice questions and a brand new test (for a total of three unique written tests + two additional unique tests on CD),
ACT For Dummies, Premier 5th Edition with CD, helps students achieve their highest score. Included on the CD are:
- Five full-length practice exams (three more than the previous print-only edition)
- Vocabulary flash cards featuring the 200 terms most likely to appear on the ACT test
- Timed testing
- Detailed answers and explanations
Synopsis
The quick and painless way to maximize your score on the ACTAre 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 three complete practice tests plus sample questions—all updated—along with proven test-taking strategies to improve your score on the ACT.
ACT For Dummies is packed with comprehensive review chapters for all four sections of the exam, including English, math, reading, and writing. It offers updated ACT study tips and practice materials that model the most recent ACT test. With the practical and friendly help provided here, you'll become comfortable with the content and format of the test.
- Three practice tests, complete with detailed explanations and walk-throughs
- Tips to stay focused on test day
- Advice to manage your time wisely
- How to make smart guesses and spot test traps and tricks
Whether you're preparing to take the ACT for the first time or are retaking the test to improve your score, ACT For Dummies gives you the skills and confidence to succeed!
About the Author
Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA, and Scott A. Hatch, JD, have been preparing individuals to excel on standardized tests, gain admission to college, and secure careers since 1987. For nearly 30 years, they have provided their award-winning standardized test preparation throughout the world.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1Part I: Coming to Terms with Reality: An Overview of the ACT 9
Chapter 1: Getting Your ACT Together: ACT 101 11
Chapter 2: Succeeding on the ACT 17
Chapter 3: Surviving the College Admissions Process 21
Part II: Serving Your "Sentence": The English Test 27
Chapter 4: Getting a Grip on Grammar 29
Chapter 5: Mastering the English Test 43
Chapter 6: It's Not What You Say but How You Say It: English Practice Questions 49
Part III: Don't Count Yourself Out: The Math Test 55
Chapter 7: Number Nuts and Bolts 57
Chapter 8: More Figures than a Beauty Pageant: Geometry Review 71
Chapter 9: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids 97
Chapter 10: Making Sense of Math Word Problems 117
Chapter 11: Numb and Number: Acing the Mathematics Test 129
Chapter 12: More Fun than a Root Canal: Mathematics Practice Questions 135
Part IV: Time to Read the Riot ACT: The Reading Test 143
Chapter 13: This, Too, Shall Pass(age): Sailing through the Reading Test 145
Chapter 14: Where Are CliffsNotes When You Need Them? Reading Practice Questions 53
Part V: Studying Brain Defects in Laboratory Rats: The Science Test 159
Chapter 15: From Frankenstein to Einstein: Excelling on the Science Test 161
Chapter 16: Faking Atomic Ache Won't Get You Out of This: Science Practice Questions 171
Part VI: Writing Rightly: The Optional Writing Test 181
Chapter 17: What to Expect from the ACT Writing Test 183
Chapter 18: Excelling on Your Essay: The Writing Test Review 193
Chapter 19: Practicing Promptly with Practice Prompts: Essay Practice Questions 203
Part VII: Putting It All Together with Three Full-Length Practice ACTs 207
Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1 209
Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 257
Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2 299
Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 345
Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3 387
Chapter 25: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 437
Part VIII: The Part of Tens 479
Chapter 26: Ten Wrong Rumors about the ACT 481
Chapter 27: Attention, Parents! Ten Ways You Can Help Your Student Succeed on the ACT 485
Appendix: About the CD 487
Index 491