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ACT Prep 2023 For Dummies with Online Practice


ACT Prep 2023 For Dummies with Online Practice


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von: Scott A. Hatch, Lisa Zimmer Hatch

21,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 24.05.2022
ISBN/EAN: 9781119886846
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 560

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<p><b>Conquer test anxiety and prepare for the ACT like a pro</b> <p>Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school students take the ACT as part of the college admissions process. A good score on this exam could be the deciding factor that gets you accepted to your dream school. In <i>ACT Prep 2023 For Dummies with Online Practice</i>, you&rsquo;ll find the hands-on and practical tools needed to succeed. Whether you need a math refresher or handy tips to power through the reading comprehension section, this book will guide you through each part of the exam with easy-to-read explanations, flash cards, and practice tests. <p>In the book, you&rsquo;ll find: <ul> <li>Online access to useful practice tests</li> <li>Updated information on the reading comprehension section, as well as improved strategies for answering reading questions</li> <li>Fulsome explanations, descriptions, and techniques for all four required ACT subject areas&mdash;math, science, reading, and English&mdash;and the optional essay</li></ul><p>A must-have resource for anyone preparing for the challenging ACT exam, <i>ACT Prep 2023 For Dummies with Online Practice </i>can help you maximize your chances of getting into your dream university or college, as well as give you a leg up on securing valuable scholarships.
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 2</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 3</p> <p>Beyond the Book 3</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 4</p> <p>Figuring Out How Long All This Studying Will Take 5</p> <p><b>Part 1: Coming to Terms with Reality: An Overview of the ACT</b><b> 7</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Getting Your ACT Together: ACT 101</b><b> 9</b></p> <p>What to Take to the ACT 10</p> <p>What Not to Take to the ACT 11</p> <p>What to Do If You Have Special Circumstances 12</p> <p>Guessing for Points to Maximize Your Score 12</p> <p>Your Number&rsquo;s Up: Scoring on the ACT 13</p> <p>What the ACT Expects You to Know 13</p> <p>Repeating the Test for a Better Score 14</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Succeeding on the ACT</b><b> 17</b></p> <p>Surviving the ACT with Four Stress-Busters 17</p> <p>Inhaling deeply 17</p> <p>Stretching a little 18</p> <p>Thinking positive thoughts 18</p> <p>Practicing POE 18</p> <p>Avoiding a Few Dumb Mistakes That Can Mess Up Your ACT 18</p> <p>Losing concentration 19</p> <p>Panicking over time 19</p> <p>Messing up on the answer grid 19</p> <p>Rubbernecking 19</p> <p>Cheating 20</p> <p>Worrying about previous sections 20</p> <p>Worrying about the hard problems 20</p> <p>Forgetting to double-check 20</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Surviving the College Admissions Process</b><b> 21</b></p> <p>What&rsquo;s the Main Thing Colleges Look For? 21</p> <p>How Do Higher ACT Scores Increase My Scholarship Chances? 22</p> <p>Do Schools Care Whether I Repeat the ACT? 22</p> <p>What Classes Should I Take in High School? 22</p> <p>How Helpful Are Sports and Charity? 23</p> <p>What Should I Say on the College Essay? 23</p> <p>What Will They Ask Me in the Interview and What Should I Say? 23</p> <p>How Do I Decide Which School Is Best for Me? 24</p> <p>What&rsquo;s the Biggest Mistake Most Students Make in College Planning? 24</p> <p>How Do I Make My Final Decision? 25</p> <p><b>Part 2: Serving Your &ldquo;Sentence&rdquo;: The English Test </b><b>27</b></p> <p>Figuring Out What the English Questions Want You to Know 29</p> <p>Seeing Is Believing: The Test&rsquo;s Format 30</p> <p>The passages 30</p> <p>The question types 30</p> <p>Their Pain, Your Gain: Looking Out for Traps That Others Fall into 32</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Getting a Grip on Grammar and Usage</b><b> 35</b></p> <p>Reviewing the Parts of Speech 36</p> <p>Getting in the action with verbs 36</p> <p>Identifying the culprit with nouns 37</p> <p>Avoiding repeating yourself with pronouns 37</p> <p>Defining nouns with adjectives 37</p> <p>Clarifying the questions with adverbs 37</p> <p>Joining together with conjunctions and prepositions 38</p> <p>Piecing Together the Parts of a Sentence 38</p> <p>Subjects and predicates 38</p> <p>Phrases and clauses 39</p> <p>Keeping Track of Punctuation Rules for Every Occasion 39</p> <p>Periods and question marks 39</p> <p>Semicolons 40</p> <p>Colons 40</p> <p>Commas 40</p> <p>Dashes 42</p> <p>Apostrophes 43</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Spotting Usage Errors and Ripping through Rhetorical Questions</b><b> 45</b></p> <p>Spotting Questions That Test Standard English Conventions 45</p> <p>Properly placing punctuation marks 45</p> <p>Picking up on pronoun errors 48</p> <p>Forming possessives 49</p> <p>Evaluating verbs 50</p> <p>Calling out sentence fragments 51</p> <p>Identifying problems with parallelism 51</p> <p>Recognizing misplaced modifiers 51</p> <p>Checking for Proper Production of Writing 53</p> <p>Eliminating superfluous words 53</p> <p>Completing the mission 54</p> <p>Determining the function of a deletion 54</p> <p>Pondering an addition 55</p> <p>Creating smooth transitions 55</p> <p>Organizing and positioning elements 56</p> <p>Seeing the big picture 57</p> <p>Sticking to appropriate vocabulary and standard expressions 57</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: It&rsquo;s Not What You Say but How You Say It: English Practice Questions</b><b> 61</b></p> <p><b>Part 3: Don&rsquo;t Count Yourself Out: The Math Test</b><b> 67</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Numbers Nuts and Bolts</b><b> 69</b></p> <p>The Wonderful World of Numbers 69</p> <p>Keeping it real: Types of numbers 70</p> <p>Lining things up along the number line 71</p> <p>Understanding absolute value 71</p> <p>Getting familiar with prime numbers and factorization 71</p> <p>Minor Surgery: Basic Math Operations 72</p> <p>Adding and subtracting 72</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing 72</p> <p>Working with odds/evens and positives/negatives 73</p> <p>Focusing on Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages 73</p> <p>Converting fractions, decimals, and percentages 74</p> <p>Working with fractions 74</p> <p>Pondering percentages 76</p> <p>Eyeing Ratios and Proportions 77</p> <p>Ratios 77</p> <p>Proportions 78</p> <p>Covering Your Bases: Exponents 79</p> <p>Smooth Operator: Order of Operations 80</p> <p>Dealing with Average, Median, Mode, and More 80</p> <p>Doing better than average on averages 80</p> <p>Weighing in on weighted averages 81</p> <p>Mastering medians 82</p> <p>Managing modes 82</p> <p>Getting ready for range 82</p> <p>Abracadabra: Elementary Algebra 82</p> <p>Variables 101 83</p> <p>Solving simple equations 83</p> <p>Adding and subtracting expressions 84</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing expressions 85</p> <p>Curses! FOILed again 85</p> <p>Extracting by factoring 86</p> <p>Solving a system of equations 88</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Getting into Shapes: Geometry and Trig Review</b><b> 91</b></p> <p>Toeing the Line 91</p> <p>Analyzing Angles 92</p> <p>Triangle Trauma 94</p> <p>Classifying triangles 94</p> <p>Sizing up triangles 95</p> <p>Zeroing in on similar triangles 96</p> <p>Figuring out area and perimeter 97</p> <p>Taking the shortcut: Pythagorean triples and other common side ratios 97</p> <p>Thanks 4 Nothing: A Quick Look at Quadrilaterals 100</p> <p>Missing Parrots and Other Polly-Gones (Or Should We Say &ldquo;Polygons&rdquo;?) 102</p> <p>Measuring up polygons 103</p> <p>Solving for volume 103</p> <p>Running Around in Circles 104</p> <p>Trying Your Hand at Trigonometry 109</p> <p>Introducing trigonometric functions 110</p> <p>Circumventing the unit circle 112</p> <p>Measuring in radians 113</p> <p>Graphing trig functions on a coordinate plane 114</p> <p>Applying the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines 116</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids</b><b> 119</b></p> <p>Suffering Inequalities 119</p> <p>Using Your Imagination: Complex Numbers 120</p> <p>Too Hip to Be Square: Roots and Radicals 121</p> <p>Adding and subtracting radicals 122</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing radicals 122</p> <p>Working from the inside out 123</p> <p>Thinking Exponentially: Logarithms 123</p> <p>Log rules 124</p> <p>Natural logarithms 124</p> <p>Barely Functioning with Functions 124</p> <p>Taking a Flight on the Coordinate Plane 125</p> <p>Defining the coordinate plane 125</p> <p>Knowing which formulas you need to guide your flight 126</p> <p>Graphing more functions 128</p> <p>Evaluating graphs of functions 132</p> <p>Picking Your Way through Percent Increase, Probability, Permutations, and Combinations 134</p> <p>Managing the ups and downs 134</p> <p>Practicing probability 135</p> <p>Calculating outcomes and orderings 137</p> <p>Setting Up Sequences 140</p> <p>Managing Matrices 140</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Numb and Number: Acing the Mathematics Test</b><b> 143</b></p> <p>What You See Is What You Get: The Format and Breakdown of the Math Test 143</p> <p>Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: What Isn&rsquo;t on the Math Test 144</p> <p>Getting into the Grind: The Approach 145</p> <p>Translating English into Math 146</p> <p>Time Flies When You&rsquo;re Having Fun: Timing Tips 147</p> <p>Skim for your favorite questions 147</p> <p>Backsolve when the answers are actual values 148</p> <p>Plug in values for variables 149</p> <p>Kindly refrain from showing off everything you know 150</p> <p>Put aside two minutes to fill in the remaining ovals 150</p> <p>Do&rsquo;s, Don&rsquo;ts, and Darns: What to Do and Not Do on the Math Test 150</p> <p>Do get the lead out 150</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t start working until you&rsquo;ve read the entire problem 151</p> <p>Do reread the problem with your answer inserted 151</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t strike out over a difficult question early on 151</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: More Fun than a Root Canal: Mathematics Practice Questions</b><b> 153</b></p> <p><b>Part 4: Time to Read the Riot ACT: The Reading Test</b><b> 161</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 13: This, Too, Shall Pass(age): Sailing through the Reading Test</b><b> 163</b></p> <p>Facing 40 Questions: The Reading Test 163</p> <p>Timing 164</p> <p>Scoring 164</p> <p>Getting Prepared: Reading Test Strategies 164</p> <p>Approach passages efficiently 164</p> <p>Skim the passage effectively 166</p> <p>Skip a passage if necessary 167</p> <p>Identifying Reading Question Types and Formats 168</p> <p>Find key ideas and details 168</p> <p>Determine craft and structure 170</p> <p>Integrate knowledge and ideas 171</p> <p>Approaching Comparative Passages 172</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Where Are SparkNotes When You Need Them? Reading Practice Questions</b><b> 173</b></p> <p><b>Part 5: Studying Brain Defects in Laboratory Rats: The Science Test</b><b> 179</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 15: From Frankenstein to Einstein: Excelling on the Science Test</b><b> 181</b></p> <p>Examining the Science Test&rsquo;s Format 182</p> <p>Classifying Passage Format 182</p> <p>Data-representation passages 182</p> <p>Research summaries 183</p> <p>Conflicting viewpoints 185</p> <p>Analyzing Tables, Graphs, and Diagrams 186</p> <p>Tackling tables 187</p> <p>Grappling with graphs 187</p> <p>Dissecting diagrams 188</p> <p>Examining Experimental Procedures 189</p> <p>Independent and dependent variables 189</p> <p>The control 190</p> <p>Immersing Yourself in Answer Choices 191</p> <p>Considering Question Types 192</p> <p>Questions about results 193</p> <p>Questions about procedure 196</p> <p>Questions about viewpoints 200</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Faking Atomic Ache Won&rsquo;t Get You out of This: Science Practice Questions</b><b> 203</b></p> <p>Passage 204</p> <p>Initial Analysis 206</p> <p>Questions 206</p> <p><b>Part 6: Writing Rightly: The Optional Writing Test</b><b> 213</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Excelling on Your Essay: The Writing Test Review</b><b> 215</b></p> <p>What to Expect From the ACT Writing Test 215</p> <p>Making the Grade: How the ACT Folks Score Your Essay 216</p> <p>Examining the Prompt and Creating a Thesis 216</p> <p>Putting Up Your Dukes: Defending Your Perspective 218</p> <p>Throwing a Good First Punch: The Hook 218</p> <p>The Proof Is in the Pudding: Defending Yourself 219</p> <p>Using specific examples 219</p> <p>Mixing things up with a variety of examples 220</p> <p>Forming logical arguments 220</p> <p>Hamburger Writing: Organizing Your Essay 222</p> <p>The top bun: Introduction 222</p> <p>The three meats: Example paragraphs 222</p> <p>The lettuce, tomato, and special sauce: Transitions 223</p> <p>The bottom bun: Conclusion 224</p> <p>Wielding the Red Pen: Editing and Proofing 224</p> <p>Using the touch method to look for spelling mistakes and ghost words 224</p> <p>Calling all action verbs: Be descriptive 224</p> <p>Avoiding problems with punk-tu-a-tion: Punctuate properly 225</p> <p>Handwriting check: Write legibly 225</p> <p>Writing Don&rsquo;ts 225</p> <p>Writing before you think 225</p> <p>Panicking about time 225</p> <p>Referring to the perspectives by number 226</p> <p>Sticking to the status quo 226</p> <p>Using words you don&rsquo;t know 226</p> <p>Being overly critical of yourself 227</p> <p>Writing like you speak 227</p> <p>Repeating yourself over and over again 227</p> <p>Failing to edit your essay 227</p> <p>Reviewing Some Example Essays and Their Scores 227</p> <p>1 &mdash; 1 is the loneliest number: How not to be a 1 228</p> <p>2 &mdash; 2 little 2 late: Steering clear of coming in second 228</p> <p>3 &mdash; Still finding yourself on the wrong side of the tracks 228</p> <p>4 &mdash; Reaching 4 a better score 229</p> <p>5 &mdash; Shining brightly: A 5-star winner 230</p> <p>6 &mdash; Unlocking the code to a perfect score 231</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Practicing Promptly with Practice Prompts: Essay Practice Questions</b><b> 233</b></p> <p>Writing Prompt 1 233</p> <p>Writing Prompt 2 235</p> <p><b>Part 7: Putting It All Together with Three Full-Length Practice ACTs</b><b> 237</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Practice Exam 1</b><b> 239</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet 240</p> <p>English Test 242</p> <p>Mathematics Test 253</p> <p>Reading Test 263</p> <p>Science Test 273</p> <p>Writing Test 285</p> <p><b>Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 287</b></p> <p>English Test 287</p> <p>Mathematics Test 297</p> <p>Reading Test 310</p> <p>Science Test 317</p> <p>Writing Test 323</p> <p>Sample response 323</p> <p>Score One for Your Side: The Scoring Guide 324</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 1 326</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: Practice Exam 2</b><b> 329</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet 330</p> <p>English Test 332</p> <p>Mathematics Test 343</p> <p>Reading Test 352</p> <p>Science Test 360</p> <p>Writing Test 370</p> <p><b>Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 371</b></p> <p>English Test 371</p> <p>Mathematics Test 382</p> <p>Reading Test 395</p> <p>Science Test 402</p> <p>Writing Test 411</p> <p>Sample response 411</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 2 413</p> <p><b>Chapter 23: Practice Exam 3</b><b> 415</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet 416</p> <p>English Test 418</p> <p>Mathematics Test 429</p> <p>Reading Test 439</p> <p>Science Test 449</p> <p>Writing Test 459</p> <p><b>Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 461</b></p> <p>English Test 461</p> <p>Mathematics Test 471</p> <p>Reading Test 490</p> <p>Science Test 497</p> <p>Writing Test 504</p> <p>Sample response 504</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 3 505</p> <p><b>Part 8: The Part of Tens</b><b> 507</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 25: Ten Wrong Rumors about the ACT</b><b> 509</b></p> <p>You Can&rsquo;t Study for the ACT 509</p> <p>Different States Have Different ACTs 509</p> <p>The ACT Has a Passing Score 510</p> <p>The ACT Tests IQ 510</p> <p>You Can&rsquo;t Use a Calculator on the ACT 510</p> <p>You Should Never Guess on the ACT 510</p> <p>The ACT Is Easier Than the SAT 511</p> <p>Selective Colleges Prefer the SAT to the ACT 511</p> <p>You Have to Write an Essay 511</p> <p>You Shouldn&rsquo;t Take Both the SAT and the ACT 511</p> <p><b>Chapter 26: Attention, Parents! Ten Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed on the ACT</b><b> 513</b></p> <p>Give Awesome Test-Prep Materials 513</p> <p>Encourage Studying 513</p> <p>Supply a Good Study Environment 514</p> <p>Take Practice Tests Together 514</p> <p>Model Good Grammar 514</p> <p>Help Memorize Math Formulas 514</p> <p>Encourage Reading 514</p> <p>Explore Colleges Together 514</p> <p>Arrive at the Test Site on Time 515</p> <p>Help Keep a Proper Perspective 515</p> <p>Index 517</p>
<p><b>Lisa Zimmer Hatch</b> has been preparing students for the ACT for over 30 years. She offers private online tutoring for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT and, as an Independent Educational Consultant, assists students with all aspects of the college application process.</p> <p><b>Scott A. Hatch</b> develops courses for a variety of careers and assists those seeking advanced degrees in law, business, and other professions.
<p><b>Prepare for the ACT<sup>®</sup> like a pro</b></p> <p>College bound? Yes, you are, thanks to<i> ACT<sup>®</sup> Prep 2023 For Dummies.</i> This is the only study guide you’ll need to succeed on the college entrance exam. We help you understand the basics of prepping for the ACT, and then we give quick-and-dirty explanations of all the English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing knowledge you’ll need on test day. Packed with sample questions and strategies for answering them, this book turns you into a test-taking whiz. Oh yeah, and full-length practice tests—lots of ‘em, both in the book and online. <p><b>Inside…</b> <ul><b><li>Find tips to be successful</li> <li>Master each test section</li> <li>Work through practice questions with answer explanations</li> <li>Help your kid with the ACT</li> <li>Write excellent essays</li> <li>Examine information for this year’s test</li></b></ul>

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