(ACT-PREP.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-488-9
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  • About This Course
  • Assumptions
  • Icons Used in This Course
  • Where to Go from Here
  • Figuring Out How Long All This Studying Will Take

Getting Your ACT Together: ACT 101

  • What to Take to the ACT
  • What Not to Take to the ACT
  • What to Do If You Have Special Circumstances
  • Guessing for Points to Maximize Your Score
  • Your Number’s Up: Scoring on the ACT
  • What the ACT Expects You to Know
  • Repeating the Test for a Better Score

Succeeding on the ACT

  • Surviving the ACT with Four Stress-Busters
  • Avoiding a Few Dumb Mistakes That Can Mess Up Your ACT

Forming an ACT Study Plan

  • When to Take the ACT
  • Planning Your Study Time for Maximum Success

Mastering the English Test

  • Figuring Out What the English Questions Want You to Know
  • Seeing Is Believing: The Test’s Format
  • Their Pain, Your Gain: Looking Out for Traps That Others Fall into

Getting a Grip on Grammar and Usage

  • Reviewing the Parts of Speech
  • Piecing Together the Parts of a Sentence
  • Keeping Track of Punctuation Rules for Every Occasion

Spotting Usage Errors and Ripping through Rhetorical Questions

  • Spotting Questions That Test Standard English Conventions
  • Checking for Proper Production of Writing

Numbers Nuts and Bolts

  • The Wonderful World of Numbers
  • Minor Surgery: Basic Math Operations
  • Focusing on Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
  • Eyeing Ratios and Proportions
  • Covering Your Bases: Exponents
  • Smooth Operator: Order of Operations
  • Dealing with Average, Median, Mode, and More
  • Abracadabra: Elementary Algebra

Getting into Shapes: Geometry and Trig Review

  • Toeing the Line
  • Analyzing Angles
  • Triangle Trauma
  • Thanks 4 Nothing: A Quick Look at Quadrilaterals
  • Missing Parrots and Other Polly-Gones (Or Should We Say “Polygons”?)
  • Running Around in Circles
  • Trying Your Hand at Trigonometry

Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids

  • Suffering Inequalities
  • Using Your Imagination: Complex Numbers
  • Too Hip to Be Square: Roots and Radicals
  • Thinking Exponentially: Logarithms
  • Barely Functioning with Functions
  • Taking a Flight on the Coordinate Plane
  • Picking Your Way through Percent Increase, Probability, Permutations, and Combinations
  • Setting Up Sequences
  • Managing Matrices

Numb and Number: Acing the Mathematics Test

  • What You See Is What You Get: The Format and Breakdown of the Math Test
  • Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: What Isn’t on the Math Test
  • Getting into the Grind: The Approach
  • Translating English into Math
  • Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: Timing Tips
  • Do’s, Don’ts, and Darns: What to Do and Not Do on the Math Test

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

  • Facing 40 Questions: The Reading Test
  • Getting Prepared: Reading Test Strategies
  • Identifying Reading Question Types and Formats
  • Approaching Comparative Passages

From Frankenstein to Einstein: Excelling on the Science Test

  • Examining the Science Test’s Format
  • Classifying Passage Format
  • Analyzing Tables, Graphs, and Diagrams
  • Examining Experimental Procedures
  • Immersing Yourself in Answer Choices
  • Considering Question Types

Excelling on Your Essay: The Writing Test Review

  • What to Expect From the ACT Writing Test
  • Making the Grade: How the ACT Folks Score Your Essay
  • Examining the Prompt and Creating a Thesis
  • Putting Up Your Dukes: Defending Your Perspective
  • Throwing a Good First Punch: The Hook
  • The Proof Is in the Pudding: Defending Yourself
  • Hamburger Writing: Organizing Your Essay
  • Wielding the Red Pen: Editing and Proofing
  • Writing Don’ts
  • Reviewing Some Example Essays and Their Scores

Practicing Promptly with Practice Prompts: Essay Practice Questions

  • Writing Prompt 1
  • Writing Prompt 2

Ten Wrong Rumors about the ACT

  • You Can’t Study for the ACT
  • Different States Have Different ACTs
  • The ACT Has a Passing Score
  • The ACT Tests IQ
  • You Can’t Use a Calculator on the ACT
  • You Should Never Guess on the ACT
  • The ACT Is Easier Than the SAT
  • Selective Colleges Prefer the SAT to the ACT
  • You Have to Write an Essay
  • You Shouldn’t Take Both the SAT and the ACT

Attention, Parents! Ten Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed on the ACT

  • Give Awesome Test-Prep Materials
  • Encourage Studying
  • Supply a Good Study Environment
  • Take Practice Tests Together
  • Model Good Grammar
  • Help Memorize Math Formulas
  • Encourage Reading
  • Explore Colleges Together
  • Arrive at the Test Site on Time
  • Help Keep a Proper Perspective

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