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The ACT For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-76274-4
365 pages
October 2005
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Part I: Coming to Terms with Reality: An Overview of the ACT.

Chapter 1: Getting Your ACT Together: The Format.

Chapter 2: Succeeding on the ACT.

Chapter 3: Reading the Admissions Committee’s Mind: What Colleges Want.

Part II: Serving Your “Sentence”: English Review and Test.

Chapter 4: Glamour Grammar: The Five-Star Review.

Chapter 5: Misspellers of the World, Untie! Mastering the English Test.

Chapter 6: It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It: English Practice Questions.

Part III: Writing the Writing Test Rightly: You Have a Choice.

Chapter 7: ACT Write: The First Words on Essay Writing.

Chapter 8: Write Right: The Writing Test Review.

Chapter 9: Practicing Promptly with Practice Prompts: Essay Practice Examples.

Part IV: Don’t Count Yourself Out: The Math Review and Mini-Test.

Chapter 10: Ogling More Figures than a Beauty Pageant Judge: Geometry Review.

Chapter 11: Catching Some (X’s, Y’s, and) Z’s: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids.

Chapter 12: Reviewing Miscellaneous Math You Probably Already Know.

Chapter 13: Numb and Number: Acing the Mathematics Test.

Chapter 14: More Fun Than a Root Canal: Mathematics Practice Questions.

Part V: Time to Read the Riot ACT: The Reading Test.

Chapter 15: This, Too, Shall Pass(age): Sailing through the Reading Test .......................................145

Chapter 16: Where Are CliffsNotes When You Need Them? Reading Practice Questions..............151

Part VI: Proven to Cause Brain Defects in Laboratory Rats: The Science Reasoning Test.

Chapter 17: Frankenstein to Einstein: Excelling on the Science Reasoning Test.

Chapter 18: Faking Atomic Ache Won’t Get You Out of This: Science Practice Questions.

Part VII: I’d Rather Wait for the Movie: Full-Length Practice ACTs.

Chapter 19: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part I: Practice Exam 1.

Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations.

Chapter 21: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Day, Part II: Practice Exam 2.

Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations.

Part VIII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Wrong Rumors About the ACT.

Chapter 24: Ten Differences between the ACT and the SAT.


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