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The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018


The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018

Official Practice Tests + 400 Bonus Questions Online
Revised and Updated

22,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 09.06.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9781119398844
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 720

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The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2017 and beyond The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition, Revised and Updated is the must-have resource for college bound students. The guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT. The book contains information on how to register for the exam, proven test-taking strategies, ideas for preparing mentally and physically, gearing up for test day, and much more. This invaluable guide includes additional questions and material that contains articles on everything from preparing a standout college application and getting into your top-choice school to succeeding in college The bestselling prep guide from the makers of the ACT test Offers bonus online contest to help boost college readiness Contains the real ACT test forms used in previous years This new edition offers students updated data on scoring your writing test, new reporting categories, as well as updated tips on how to do your best preparing for the test and on the actual test day from the team at ACT. It also offers additional 400 practice questions that are available online.
Preface xi How This Book Is Arranged  xii Before You Begin  xii Part One: Getting Acquainted with the ACT Test  1 Chapter 1: About the ACT  3 Description of the ACT 4 English Test   4 Mathematics Test  6 Reading Test 14 Science Test   17 Writing Test (Optional)  19 ACT Test Formats: Paper and Online  21 Using a Calculator 21 Taking the Test 22 Summary   23 Chapter 2: Preparation, Skills, and Strategies 25 Mental Preparation 26 Identify Strengths and Address Areas of Improvement 26 Develop a Positive Mental Attitude . 27 Keep the Test in Perspective  27 General Test-Taking Strategies and Skills   27 Remain Calm    27 Pace Yourself    28 Know the Directions Ahead of Time     29 Read Carefully and Th oroughly 29 Choose Strategies for Answering Easier and More Difficult Questions  30 Use Logic on More Diffi cult Questions 0 Choose a Strategy for Guessing on Multiple-Choice Questions   30 Choose a Strategy for Changing Answers 31 Write Notes in Your Test Booklet  31 Mark Your Answers Carefully  31 Plan to Check Your Answers 32 Learn Strategies for Specifi c Tests 32 Summary   32 Part Two: Taking and Evaluating Your First Practice Test  33 Chapter 3: Taking and Scoring Your First ACT Practice Test 35 Simulating Testing Conditions  35 Scoring Your Practice Test  101 Scoring Your Multiple-Choice Practice Tests 102 Scoring Your Practice Writing Test Essay    108 Reviewing Explanatory Answers 113 Chapter 4: Identifying Areas for Improvement 188 Reviewing Your Overall Performance 189 Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the English Test  189 Test-Taking Skills 190 Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the Mathematics Test 192 Math Subject Areas 192 Test-Taking Errors 192 Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the Reading Test 193 Types of Reading Passages  194 Reading Skills Tested 194 Test-Taking Errors 195 Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the Science Test  196 Subject Matter  196 Types of Science Questions 197 Common Science Test-Taking Errors   197 Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the Writing Test 198 Writing Skills Tested 198 Writing Strategy or Process Errors 199 Part Three: Improving Your Score 201 Chapter 5: Improving Your English Score 203 Content of the ACT English Test 203 Types of Questions on the ACT English Test 204 Strategies for Taking the ACT English Test 213 The ONLY Official Prep Guide from the Makers of the ACT Chapter 6: Improving Your Math Score     229 Content of the ACT Mathematics Test  230 Preparing for Higher Math  230 Integrating Essential Skills  230 Modeling 231 Types of Questions on the ACT Mathematics Test   231 Basic Math Problems  231 Basic Math Problems in Settings  235 Very Challenging Problems  239 Question Sets    246 Strategies for Taking the ACT Mathematics Test   251 Pace Yourself    251 Answer All Questions  251 Answer All the Easy Questions First, Th en Go Back to Answer the Hard Ones  252 Read Each Problem Carefully  252 Look for Information in the Answer Choices 252 Use Illustrations Wisely and Whenever You Can 253 Use Your Calculator Wisely  253 Think!  253 Show Your Work     254 Check Your Answers  254 Chapter 7: Improving Your Reading Score   255 Content of the ACT Reading Test 255 Key Ideas and Details  256 Craft and Structure    256 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas  256 Types of Questions on the ACT Reading Test 256 Representative ACT Reading Test Questions  257 Strategies for Taking the ACT Reading Test   267 Pace Yourself    267 Use the Time Allotted  267 Think of an Overall Strategy Th at Works for You 268 Keep the Passage as a Whole in Mind   268 Find a Strategy for Approaching Each Question   268 Reading Strategies Summary  269 Chapter 8: Improving Your Science Score   277 Content of the ACT Science Test 277 Format of the ACT Science Test  278 Data Representation Format 279 The ONLY Official Prep Guide from the Makers of the ACT Discussion of Sample Passage I (Data Representation)   281 Research Summaries Format 284 Discussion of Sample Passage II (Research Summaries) 286 Conflicting Viewpoints Format  288 Discussion of Sample Passage III (Confl icting Viewpoints) 290 Strategies for Taking the ACT Science Test 293 Develop a Problem-Solving Method  293 Take Notes 294 Pace Yourself    294 Practice Interpreting Graphs, Tables, and Diagrams   294 Make the Most of the Information in Graphs  295 Make the Most of the Information in Tables   297 Develop an Understanding of Scientifi c Investigations   298 Carefully Analyze Confl icting Viewpoints  298 Chapter 9: Improving Your Score on the Optional Writing Test    299 Content of the ACT Writing Test .. 300 How Your Essay Will Be Scored  300 Sample Prompt and Essays    300 Sample ACT Writing Test Prompt  301 Sample Essay Responses  303 Strategies for Taking the ACT Writing Test   327 Prewrite 327 Write   327 Review Your Essay   328 Practice 328 Part Four: Taking Additional Practice Tests 329 Chapter 10: Taking Additional Practice Tests     331 Explanatory Answers  397 Explanatory Answers  537 Chapter 11: Scoring the Additional Practice Tests   621 Scoring Your Practice Tests    622 Scoring Practice Test 2    623 Scoring the Multiple-Choice Tests  623 Scoring Your Practice Writing Test 2 Essay  629 Scoring Practice Test 3    632 Scoring the Multiple-Choice Tests  632 Scoring Your Practice Writing Test 3 Essay  637 Chapter 12: Interpreting Your ACT Test Scores and Ranks    639 Understanding Your ACT Test Results  641 How ACT Scores Your Multiple-Choice Tests   641 How ACT Scores Your Writing Test  641 Recognizing Th at Test Scores Are Estimates of Educational Achievement 641 Using Ranks to Interpret Your Scores   642 Comparing Your Test Scores to Each Other   642 Comparing Your Scores and Ranks to Your High School Grades  642 Comparing Your Scores to Th ose of Enrolled First-Year College Students 642 Using ACT College and Career Readiness Standards to Help You Understand Your ACT Scores  643 Planning Your Education and Career  644 Seeking Additional Information and Guidance     644 ACT College and Career Readiness Standards—English   645 Production of Writing   645 ACT College and Career Readiness Standards—Mathematics  652 ACT College and Career Readiness Standards—Reading     661 Text Complexity Rubric—Reading 668 ACT College and Career Readiness Standards—Science 675 Part Five: Moving Forward to Test Day 679 Chapter 13: Registering, Planning, and Packing for Test Day 681 National Testing Program versus School/District/State Testing 682 Registering for the ACT 682 Selecting a National Testing Date and Location 682 Selecting a Test Option 684 Registering 684 Registering Under Special Circumstances 685 Planning and Packing for Test Day 685 Getting to the Test Center 685 Dressing for Test Day 686 Packing for Test Day: What to Bring 686 Obtaining Additional Test Details 687 At the Test Center 687 Checking In  687 The ONLY Official Prep Guide from the Makers of the ACT Following the Rules 688 Communicating with the Testing Staff 689 Maintaining Your Composure and Energy 690 Voiding Your Answer Documents on Test Day  690 Testing More Than Once 691
ACT® is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights that help individuals succeed from elementary school through career.
REVISED AND UPDATED Info on scoring your writing test Reporting categories Test day section 400 additional practice questions available online The comprehensive guide to this year's ACT® test, with real full-length practice tests The Official ACT Prep Guide is the bestselling resource for students getting ready to take the ACT® test. Step by step, it walks you through the entire test experience, from registration to your Score Report, and provides you with effective test-taking strategies. The guide includes three actual ACT tests—all of which contain the optional writing test—that you can use to practice at your own pace. To help you better review test subjects and improve your understanding, the guide provides clear explanations for every answer and ideas for boosting your score on the English, math, reading, and science tests as well as the optional writing test. Filled with expert advice from the test's creators on preparing both mentally and physically, the guide also helps you: Review the entire content of the ACT so you'll know what to expect Understand the procedures you'll follow when you're taking the ACT Be ready for the types of questions you can expect to find on the test Adopt test-taking strategies that are right for you By using the strategies outlined in The Official ACT Prep Guide, you can feel comfortable and confident that you're prepared to do your best on test day.

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