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ACT For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-09585-0
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528 pages
November 2011
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Introduction 1

Part 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

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