ACT Exam Prep (2007 Edition)

ACT Exam Prep (2007 Edition)

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ACT Exam Prep, 2007 Edition is a comprehensive guide to the ACT exam, written by an ACT expert, to help you feel fully prepared for the ACT exam. Featuring the Exam Prep proven method of study, the book includes exam alerts, tips, notes, sidebars, ACT practice questions, exercises, review breaks, a glossary, objective reference sheet, and multiple full practice exams in the book. Each ACT objective is thoroughly detailed in this comprehensive book, including reading, writing, math, and science. ACT Exam Prep helps assess exam readiness and develop effective study habits tailored for the ACT. The author offers strategies to overcome test anxiety and beat students' worst fears, as well as invaluable tidbits of advice that will make a difference on test day.
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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 213.4 x 274.3 x 35.6mm | 997.91g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • 0789736160
  • 9780789736161

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ACT Exam Prep Susan French Ludwig COMPREHENSIVESucceed with comprehensive learning and practice tests Master the ACT exam materials in all tested subject areasPrepare with two comprehensive practice testsAnalyze your test readiness and areas for further study with chapter testsLearn important test-taking strategies to maximize your score and diminish your anxiety Score Higher on the ACT Exam! We provide you with the proven study tools and expert insight that will help you score higher on your exam. Study Tips like the advice and instruction that a personal tutor might provide.Exam Alerts provide you with hints and strategies that will help you reduce your mistakes on the exam.Comprehensive discussion of all subject areas covered by the ACT.Practice Questions that include detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers-so you can learn the material by understanding why an answer is correct or incorrect.Drill and practice with exclusive content at www.examcram.com. Live and LearnEducating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. Our renowned brands includePearson Prentice HallPearson LongmanPearson Scott ForesmanPearson Addison WesleyPearson NCS Pearson Education provides quality content, assessment tools, and educational services in all available media, spanning the learning curve from birth through college and beyond. Susan French Ludwig was born and raised in New York and began her career in education as an upper elementary school teacher. She has served as a curriculum designer, textbook writer, tutor, adult education instructor, book author, and author of numerous articles in various areas of education. Susan earned her M.A. in education from Pennsylvania State University. $34.99 USA$43.99 CAN24.99 Net UK The ACT Assessment(R) is a registered trademark of the ACT, Inc. This publication is not endorsed or approved by ACT, Inc.
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Table of contents

Introduction



What ACT Exam Prep Is Designed to Do

What ACT Exam Prep Will Not Do

About This Book



Part I: Exam Preparation



CHAPTER 1: Introduction to the ACT Exam



About the ACT Test

Are You Ready?

Put Yourself to the Test

Assessing Your Exam Readiness

A Personalized Study Plan

Setting Up a Schedule

Structuring Your Study Sessions

Registering for the Test

Keep These Valuable Test-Taking Tips in Mind

What to Expect on Test Day

How to Interpret Your Scores

How the Test Scores Are Used

What Colleges Are Looking For

Most Competitive Schools

Highly Competitive Schools

Very Competitive Schools

Moderately Competitive Schools

Less, or Minimally, Competitive Schools

Where Do You Go from Here?



CHAPTER 2: The English Test



What to Expect on the ACT English Test

The Test Format

The Passage

The Directions

The Plan

Understanding Punctuation

Apostrophe

Colon

Comma

Dash

Exclamation Point

Parentheses

Period

Question Mark

Quotation Marks

Semicolon

Understanding Basic Grammar and Usage

Parts of Speech

Subject-Verb Agreement

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Coordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating Conjunctions

Sentence Structure

Checking for Fragments

Revising Run-ons

Finding the Main Idea

Organization of Sentences in Paragraphs and Passages

Sentence and Paragraph Style

Sentence Style

Paragraph Style

Ensuring Consistent Tone and Correct Word Choice

Consistent Tone

Correct Word Choice

Sample ACT English Test Questions

Answers to Sample ACT English Questions



CHAPTER 3: The Reading Test



What to Expect on the ACT Reading Test

On the Test

Directions

The Content Areas

Preparing for the Reading Test

Passage Questions

Prose Fiction

Working with a Sample Passage

Working with Sample Questions

Social Science

Working with a Sample Passage

Working with Sample Questions

Humanities

Working with a Sample Passage

Working with Sample Questions

Natural Science

Working with a Sample Passage

Working with Sample Questions

Sample Exam Prep Passages and Questions

Passage 1 Text

Passage 1 Questions

Passage 2 Text

Passage 2 Questions

Suggested Underlining for Passages 1 and 2

Correct Answers for Passages 1 and 2



CHAPTER 4: The Writing Test



Preparing for the ACT Writing Test

Read Good-Quality Material

Practice Free-Writing

The Actual Directions for the Writing Test

An Explanation of the Actual Directions for the Writing Test

The Writing Process: The System You Will Use to Write Your Essay

Step 1: Prewriting

Step 2: Drafting

Step 3: Revising

Sample Prompt

How Your Essay Is Scored

Practice, Practice, Practice: The Best Way to Improve Your Essay Writing

Practice Finding Opposing Viewpoints

Practice Writing Introductions

Challenge Exercises

Challenge Exercise #1

Challenge Exercise #2

Challenge Exercise Essay Responses



CHAPTER 5: The Mathematics Test



The Basic Structure of the Mathematics Test

Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra

Understanding and Working with Different Number Types

Absolute Value

Scientific Notation

Properties

Roots and Powers

Bases and Exponents

Factors and Multiples

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Rate Problems

Functions

Probability

Ratio, Proportion, Mean, Median, Mode

Algebraic Expressions

Solving Linear Equations

Solving for a Variable in Terms of Other Variables

Solving Systems of Linear Equations

Solving Operations with Matrices

Solving Inequalities and Inequalities with Absolute Values

Intermediate Algebra and Coordinate Graphing

Intermediate Algebra

Coordinate Graphing

Plane Geometry/Trigonometry

Plane Geometry

Basic Trigonometric Functions

Sample Exam Prep Questions and Answers

Questions

Answers



CHAPTER 6: The Science Reasoning Test



The Basic Structure of the Seven Reading Passages

The Passage Text

The Data Section

The Questions Themselves

The Specific Structure of the Three Types of Reading Passages

Data Representation

Research Summaries

Opposing Viewpoints

Challenge Questions

Challenge Question Answers with Explanations



Part II: Practice Exams



Fast Facts



English

Mathematics

Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra

Intermediate Algebra and Coordinate Graphing

Plane Geometry and Trigonometry

Writing

Science



CHAPTER 7: Practice Exam 1



ACT English Assessment

Passage I

Passage II

Passage III

Passage IV

Passage V

ACT Reading Assessment

Passage I: Prose Fiction

Passage II: Social Science

Passage III: Humanities

Passage IV: Natural Science

Math Test

Science Reasoning Test

Passage I, Questions 1-6

Passage II, Questions 7-11

Passage III, Questions 12-17

Passage IV, Questions 18-23

Passage V, Questions 24-28

Passage VI, Questions 29-35

Passage VII, Questions 36-40

ACT Writing Assessment



CHAPTER 8: Answers to Practice Exam 1



English

Reading

Math

Science Reasoning

Scoring Your Sample Test



CHAPTER 9: Practice Exam 2



English Test

Passage I

Passage II

Passage III

Passage IV

Passage V

Reading Test

Passage I: Prose Fiction

Passage II: Social Science

Passage III: Humanities

Passage IV: Natural Science

Math Test

Science Reasoning Test

Passage I (Questions 1-5)

Passage II (Questions 6-12)

Passage III (Questions 13-17)

Passage IV (Questions 18-23)

Passage V (Questions 24-29)

Passage VI (Questions 30-34)

Passage VII (Questions 35-40)

Writing Test



CHAPTER 10: Answers to Practice Exam 2



English

Reading

Math

Science

Scoring Your Sample Test



Part III: Appendixes



APPENDIX A: Glossary



APPENDIX B: Additional Resources



English

Reading

Writing

Math

Science

General ACT Preparation



Index
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About Susan Ludwig

Susan French Ludwig is an author of Exam Cram ACT and is the author of Score Higher on the ACT, both from Que Publishing. She has served as a curriculum designer, textbook writer, tutor, adult education instructor, book author, and author of numerous articles in varied areas of education. She earned her M. A. in education from Pennsylvania State University.



Susan currently works on the community college level, coordinating a National Science Foundation grant created to bring more students into the math, science, technology, and engineering disciplines.
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