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The Official ACT Prep Guide 2020 - 2021


The Official ACT Prep Guide 2020 - 2021


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von: ACT

24,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 02.04.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781119685722
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 1008

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<p><b>The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, with 5 genuine, full-length practice tests in print and online.</b></p> <p><i>The Official ACT Prep Guide 2020-2021 </i>is the only guide from the makers of the exam and it includes actual ACT test forms (taken from past ACT exams). It offers 5 actual ACT tests (all with optional writing tests) so you can practice at your own pace. To help you review, this guide provides detailed explanations for every answer and practical tips on how to boost your score on the English, math, reading, science, and optional writing tests.</p> <p>The test creators also created online resources accessible through this book. You can practice online with 5 full length practice tests to mimic the test day experience.  These test questions can be organized, filtered, and tracked to test your exam performance.</p> <p>Get ready for test day with this bestselling guide to the ACT. <i>The Official ACT Prep Guide 2020-2021</i> will help you feel comfortable, confident, and prepared to do your best to ace the ACT!</p> <p><b>The <i>Official ACT Prep Guide 2020-2021</i> includes:</b></p> <ul> <li>Information about the September 2020 ACT enhancements</li> <li>Real ACT test forms used in previous years’ exams</li> <li>Five full-length tests available in the book and online, including one NEW full-length test with optional writing test</li> <li>Online practice that mimics the testing experience</li> <li>Customizable questions bank with detailed answer explanations</li> <li>Helpful advice for test day</li> </ul>
<p><b>Preface xi</b></p> <p>How This Book is Arranged xii</p> <p>Before You Begin xii</p> <p><b>Part One: Getting Acquainted with the ACT Test 1</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: About the ACT 3</b></p> <p>Description of the Full ACT Test 4</p> <p>English Test 4</p> <p>Mathematics Test 6</p> <p>Reading Test 14</p> <p>Science Test 17</p> <p>Writing Test (Optional) 19</p> <p>The Fifth Test and Section Retesting 21</p> <p>ACT Test Formats: Paper and Online 21</p> <p>Using a Calculator 21</p> <p>Taking the Test 23</p> <p>Summary 24</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Preparation, Skills, and Strategies 25</b></p> <p>Mental Preparation 26</p> <p>Identify Strengths and Address Areas of Improvement 26</p> <p>Develop a Positive Mental Attitude 27</p> <p>Keep the Test in Perspective 27</p> <p>General Test-Taking Strategies and Skills 27</p> <p>Remain Calm 27</p> <p>Pace Yourself 28</p> <p>Know the Directions Ahead of Time 29</p> <p>Read Carefully and Thoroughly 29</p> <p>Choose Strategies for Answering Easier and More Difficult Questions 30</p> <p>Use Logic on More Difficult Questions 30</p> <p>Choose a Strategy for Guessing on Multiple-Choice Questions 30</p> <p>Choose a Strategy for Changing Answers 31</p> <p>Write Notes in Your Test Booklet 31</p> <p>Mark Your Answers Carefully 31</p> <p>Plan to Check Your Answers 32</p> <p>Learn Strategies for Specific Tests 32</p> <p>Summary 32</p> <p><b>Part Two: Taking and Evaluating Your First Practice Test 33</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Taking and Scoring Your First ACT Practice Test 35</b></p> <p>Simulating Testing Conditions 35</p> <p>Practice Test 1 41</p> <p>Scoring Your Practice Test 99</p> <p>Scoring Your Multiple-Choice Practice Tests 100</p> <p>Scoring Your Practice Writing Test Essay 106</p> <p>Reviewing Explanatory Answers 111</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Identifying Areas for Improvement 196</b></p> <p>Reviewing Your Overall Performance 197</p> <p>Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the English Test 197</p> <p>Test-Taking Errors 198</p> <p>Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the Mathematics Test 200</p> <p>Math Subject Areas 200</p> <p>Test-Taking Errors 200</p> <p>Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the Reading Test 201</p> <p>Types of Reading Passages 202</p> <p>Reading Skills Tested 202</p> <p>Test-Taking Errors 203</p> <p>Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the Science Test 204</p> <p>Science Subject Areas 204</p> <p>Types of Science Questions 205</p> <p>Test-Taking Errors 205</p> <p>Highlighting Strengths and Areas for Improvement on the Writing Test 206</p> <p>Writing Skills Tested 206</p> <p>Writing Strategy or Process Errors 207</p> <p><b>Part Three: Improving Your Score 209</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Improving Your English Score 211</b></p> <p>Content of the ACT English Test 211</p> <p>Types of Questions on the ACT English Test 212</p> <p>Strategies for Taking the ACT English Test 221</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Improving Your Math Score 237</b></p> <p>Content of the ACT Mathematics Test 238</p> <p>Preparing for Higher Math 238</p> <p>Integrating Essential Skills 238</p> <p>Modeling 239</p> <p>Types of Questions on the ACT Mathematics Test 239</p> <p>Basic Math Problems 239</p> <p>Basic Math Problems in Settings 243</p> <p>Very Challenging Problems 247</p> <p>Question Sets 254</p> <p>Strategies for Taking the ACT Mathematics Test 259</p> <p>Pace Yourself 259</p> <p>Answer All Questions 259</p> <p>Answer All the Easy Questions First, Then Go Back to Answer the Hard Ones 260</p> <p>Read Each Problem Carefully 260</p> <p>Look for Information in the Answer Choices 260</p> <p>Use Illustrations Wisely and Whenever You Can 261</p> <p>Use Your Calculator Wisely 261</p> <p>Think! 261</p> <p>Show Your Work 262</p> <p>Check Your Answers 262</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Improving Your Reading Score 263</b></p> <p>Content of the ACT Reading Test 263</p> <p>Key Ideas and Details 264</p> <p>Craft and Structure 264</p> <p>Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 264</p> <p>Types of Questions on the ACT Reading Test 264</p> <p>Representative ACT Reading Test Questions 265</p> <p>Strategies for Taking the ACT Reading Test 275</p> <p>Pace Yourself 275</p> <p>Use the Time Allotted 275</p> <p>Think of an Overall Strategy That Works for You 276</p> <p>Keep the Passage as a Whole in Mind 276</p> <p>Find a Strategy for Approaching Each Question 276</p> <p>Reading Strategies Summary 277</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Improving Your Science Score 285</b></p> <p>Content of the ACT Science Test 285</p> <p>Format of the ACT Science Test 286</p> <p>Data Representation Format 287</p> <p>Discussion of Sample Passage I (Data Representation) 289</p> <p>Research Summaries Format 292</p> <p>Discussion of Sample Passage II (Research Summaries) 294</p> <p>Conflicting Viewpoints Format 296</p> <p>Discussion of Sample Passage III (Conflicting Viewpoints) 298</p> <p>Strategies for Taking the ACT Science Test 301</p> <p>Develop a Problem-Solving Method 301</p> <p>Take Notes 302</p> <p>Pace Yourself 302</p> <p>Practice Interpreting Graphs, Tables, and Diagrams 302</p> <p>Make the Most of the Information in Graphs 303</p> <p>Make the Most of the Information in Tables 305</p> <p>Develop an Understanding of Scientific Investigations 306</p> <p>Carefully Analyze Conflicting Viewpoints 306</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Improving Your Score on the Optional Writing Test 307</b></p> <p>Content of the ACT Writing Test 308</p> <p>How Your Essay Will Be Scored 308</p> <p>Sample Prompt and Essays 308</p> <p>Sample ACT Writing Test Prompt 309</p> <p>Sample Essay Responses 311</p> <p>Strategies for Taking the ACT Writing Test 335</p> <p>Prewrite 335</p> <p>Write 335</p> <p>Review Your Essay 336</p> <p>Practice 336</p> <p><b>Part Four: Taking Additional Practice Tests 337</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Taking Additional Practice Tests 339</b></p> <p>Practice Test 2 345</p> <p>Explanatory Answers 405</p> <p>Practice Test 3 483</p> <p>Explanatory Answers 543</p> <p>Practice Test 4 621</p> <p>Explanatory Answers 679</p> <p>Practice Test 5 751</p> <p>Explanatory Answers 809</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Scoring the Additional Practice Tests 879</b></p> <p>Scoring Your Practice Tests 880</p> <p>Scoring Practice Test 2 881</p> <p>Scoring the Multiple-Choice Tests 881</p> <p>Scoring Your Practice Writing Test 2 Essay 887</p> <p>Scoring Practice Test 3 890</p> <p>Scoring the Multiple-Choice Tests 890</p> <p>Scoring Your Practice Writing Test 3 Essay 895</p> <p>Scoring Practice Test 4 897</p> <p>Scoring the Multiple-Choice Tests 897</p> <p>Scoring Your Practice Writing Test 4 Essay 902</p> <p>Scoring Practice Test 5 904</p> <p>Scoring the Multiple-Choice Tests 904</p> <p>Scoring Your Practice Writing Test 5 Essay 909</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Interpreting Your ACT Test Scores and Ranks 911</b></p> <p>Understanding Your ACT Test Results 913</p> <p>How ACT Scores Your Multiple-Choice Tests 913</p> <p>How ACT Scores Your Writing Test 913</p> <p>Recognizing That Test Scores are Estimates of Educational Achievement 913</p> <p>Using Ranks to Interpret Your Scores 914</p> <p>Comparing Your Test Scores to Each Other 914</p> <p>Comparing Your Scores and Ranks to Your High School Grades 914</p> <p>Comparing Your Scores to Those of Enrolled First-Year College Students 914</p> <p>Using ACT College and Career Readiness Standards to Help You Understand Your ACT Scores 915</p> <p>Planning Your Education and Career 916</p> <p>Seeking Additional Information and Guidance 916</p> <p>ACT College and Career Readiness Standards—English 917</p> <p>Production of Writing 917</p> <p>ACT College and Career Readiness Standards—Mathematics 924</p> <p>ACT College and Career Readiness Standards—Reading 933</p> <p>Text Complexity Rubric—Reading 940</p> <p>ACT College and Career Readiness Standards—Science 947</p> <p><b>Part Five: Moving Forward to Test Day 951</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Registering, Planning, and Packing for Test Day 953</b></p> <p>National Testing Program versus State and District Testing 954</p> <p>Registering for the ACT 954</p> <p>Selecting a National Testing Date and Location 954</p> <p>Selecting a Test Option 956</p> <p>Registering 956</p> <p>Registering Under Special Circumstances 957</p> <p>Planning and Packing for Test Day 957</p> <p>Getting to the Test Center 957</p> <p>Dressing for Test Day 958</p> <p>Packing for Test Day: What to Bring 958</p> <p>Obtaining Additional Test Details 959</p> <p>At the Test Center 959</p> <p>Checking In 959</p> <p>Following the Rules 960</p> <p>Communicating with the Testing Staff 961</p> <p>Maintaining Your Composure and Energy 962</p> <p>Voiding Your Answer Documents on Test Day 962</p> <p>Testing More Than Once 963</p>
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<p>The Official ACT<sup><b><i><sup>®</sup></i></b> </sup>Prep Guide<b> Includes:</b> <ul> <li>Information about the new enhancements to the <sup>A</sup>CT<sup>®</sup></li> <li>The only guide to include real ACT<sup>®</sup> Tests</li> <li>5 full-length tests in the book and online</li> <li>Online practice that mimics your testing experience</li> <li>Customizable item bank</li> </ul> <p><b>The comprehensive guide to the 2020-2021 ACT</b><sup><b><sup>®</sup></b></sup><b> test, with 5 genuine, full-length practice tests in print and online.</b> <p>This 2020-2021 guide includes five actual ACT<sup>®</sup> tests – all of which contain the optional writing test – that you can use to practice at your own pace. To help you review test subjects and improve your understanding, this guide provides clear explanations for every answer. You'll also get practical tips for boosting your score on the English, math, reading, and science tests, as well as the optional writing test. Additionally, you can access the five tests online through the access code provided in the guide. <p>The test's creators filled this guide with expert advice on how to both mentally and physically prepare for the exam. It will also help you: <ul> <li>Review the entire ACT<sup>®</sup> test content so you'll know what to expect on test day</li> <li>Understand the procedures you'll follow when you're taking the ACT<sup>®</sup></li> <li>Prepare for the types of questions you can expect to find on the test</li> <li>Adopt test-taking strategies that are right for you</li> </ul> <p><i>The Official ACT<sup>®</sup> Prep Guide 2020-2021</i> is the best resource to prepare you for test day. By using this guide you can feel comfortable that you're prepared to do your best!

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