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ACT For Dummies, with Online Practice Tests, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-91153-2
Paperback
528 pages
May 2015
US $29.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Part I: Coming to Terms with Reality: An Overview of the ACT 7

Chapter 1: Getting Your ACT Together: ACT 101 9

Chapter 2: Succeeding on the ACT 15

Chapter 3: Surviving the College Admissions Process 19

Part II: Serving Your "Sentence": The English Test 25

Chapter 4: Mastering the English Test 27

Chapter 5: Getting a Grip on Grammar and Usage 33

Chapter 6: Spotting Usage Errors and Ripping Through Rhetorical Questions 43

Chapter 7: It's Not What You Say but How You Say It: English Practice Questions 59

Part III: Don't Count Yourself Out: The Math Test 65

Chapter 8: Number Nuts and Bolts 67

Chapter 9: More Figures than a Beauty Pageant: Geometry and Trig Review 87

Chapter 10: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids 115

Chapter 11: Numb and Number: Acing the Mathematics Test 135

Chapter 12: More Fun than a Root Canal: Mathematics Practice Questions 145

Part IV: Time to Read the Riot ACT: The Reading Test 153

Chapter 13: This, Too, Shall Pass(age): Sailing through the Reading Test 155

Chapter 14: Where Are CliffsNotes When You Need Them? Reading Practice Questions 165

Part V: Studying Brain Defects in Laboratory Rats: The Science Test 173

Chapter 15: From Frankenstein to Einstein: Excelling on the Science Test 175

Chapter 16: Faking Atomic Ache Won’t Get You Out of This: Science Practice Questions 187

Part VI: Writing Rightly: The Optional Writing Test 195

Chapter 17: What to Expect from the ACT Writing Test 197

Chapter 18: Excelling on Your Essay: The Writing Test Review 207

Chapter 19: Practicing Promptly with Practice Prompts: Essay Practice Questions 217

Part VII: Putting It All Together with Three Full-Length Practice ACTs 221

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1 223

Chapter 21: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations 269

Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2 309

Chapter 23: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations 353

Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3 395

Chapter 25: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations 441

Part VIII: The Part of Tens 489

Chapter 26: Ten Wrong Rumors about the ACT 491

Chapter 27: Attention, Parents! Ten Ways You Can Help Your Student Succeed on the ACT 495

Index 497

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