CliffsNotes ACT Cram Plan

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It's ACT Crunch Time!

Get a plan to ace the exam—and make the most of the time you have left.

Whether you have two months, one month, or even just a week left before the exam, you can turn to the experts at CliffsNotes for a trusted and achievable cram plan to ace the ACT—without ever breaking a sweat!

First, you'll determine exactly how much time you have left to prepare for the exam. Then, you'll turn to the...

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Overview

It's ACT Crunch Time!

Get a plan to ace the exam—and make the most of the time you have left.

Whether you have two months, one month, or even just a week left before the exam, you can turn to the experts at CliffsNotes for a trusted and achievable cram plan to ace the ACT—without ever breaking a sweat!

First, you'll determine exactly how much time you have left to prepare for the exam. Then, you'll turn to the two-month, one-month, or one-week cram plan for week-by-week and day-by-day schedules of the best way to focus your study according to your unique timeline.

Each stand-alone plan includes:

Diagnostic test –helps you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your review on the topics in which you need the most help

Subject reviews –cover everything you can expect on the actual exam: English; reading; strategies for solving pre-algebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra problems; answering coordinate geometry questions; working with plane geometry; tackling trigonometry; science; and writing the essay

Full-length practice test with answers and detailed explanations –a simulatedACT exam with scoring guide gives you an authentic test-taking experience

Appendices –provide common math formulas and show you how to use agraphing calculator

Visit the ACT Cram Plan Center for online access toadditional practiceproblems, activities,and more.Details inside.

Test-prep essentials from the experts at CliffsNotes®

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470471739
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/27/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 603,681
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

NICHOLE VIVION is a science teacher at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City.

JANE R. BURSTEIN taught English at Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, New York, for thirty-six years. She has been an ACT and SAT tutor for twenty-five years, and a Reader for the Advanced Placement English Language exam.

WILLIAM MA was chair of the Math Department at Herricks High School on Long Island for many years before retiring. He is currently a math consultant.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

An Overview of the Cram Plan for the ACT.

General Test-taking Strategies.

Using a Graphing Calculator.

Format of the ACT Test.

Online Extras at CliffsNotes.com.

I. Diagnostic Test.

II. Two-Month Cram Plan for the ACT

III. One-Month Cram Plan for the ACT

IV. One-Week Cram Plan for the ACT

V. The English Test

VI. The Reading Test.

VII. Strategies for Solving ACT Math Problems

VIII. Applying Pre-Algebra Skills.

IX. Solving Elementary Algebra Problems.

X. Studying Intermediate Algebra.

XI. Answering Coordinate Geometry Questions.

XII. Working with Plane Geometry.

XIII. Tackling Trigonometry.

XIV. The Science Test.XV. ACT Writing Assessment Test.

XVI. Full-Length Practice Test with Answer Explanations.

Appendix A. Using a Graphing Calculator.

Appendix B. Common Math Formulas and Theorems for the ACT.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Helpful.

    Although ACT preparation should take a lot longer than a month (truly), this book helped us by giving us a plan to use in such short time.

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