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Overview

The Princeton Review realizes that acing the ACT is very different from getting straight As in school. The Princeton Review doesn't try to teach students everything there is to know about math, reading, and English--only the techniques they'll need to score higher on the exam. There’s a big difference. In Cracking the ACT, TPR will teach test takers how to think like the test makers and

• Use Process of Elimination to eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool test takers
• Ace the English test by learning how to spot sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation errors quickly
• Crack algebra problems by Plugging In numbers in place of letters
• Score higher on reading comprehension by learning to zero in on main ideas, topic sentences, and key words
• Solve science reasoning problems by scanning the passage for critical words

This book includes one full-length simulated ACT, 4 full-length practice ACT exams on CD-ROM, and The Princeton Review Assessment Exam--a diagnostic exam designed to help students decide whether to take the ACT or the SAT. The questions on TPR's practice ACT exams are like the ones test takers will find on the real ACT.

Contents Include:

I Orientation
Triage
Guessing and POE
Taking the ACT
II How to Beat the ACT English Test
Sentence Structure
Grammar and Usage
Punctuation
Rhetorical Skills
III How to Beat the ACT Math Test
Basics
Arithmetic
Algebra
Geometry
Graphing and Coordinate Geometry
Trigonometry
IV How to Beat the ACT Reading Test
Distracters
The Four-StepSystem
V How to Beat the ACT Science Reading Test
Data Representation
Experimental Reasoning
Alternative Viewpoints
VI The Princeton Review Assessment
How to Score the PRA
Using the PRA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375762338
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 1/8/2002
  • Series: College Test Prep Series
  • Edition description: 2002 ED.
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Martz attended Dartmouth College and Columbia University, joining The Princeton Review in 1985 as a teacher and writer. His first book for The Princeton Review was Cracking the GMAT, published in 1989.

Ted Silver is a graduate of Yale University, the Yale School of Medicine, and the law school at the University of Connecticut. He became affiliated with The Princeton Review in 1988 as the chief architect of The Princeton Review's MCAT course. Dr. Silver's full-time profession is as Associate Professor of Law at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

Kim Magloire is a graduate of Princeton University. She joined The Princeton Review in 1984 as an SAT teacher, and has since taught The Princeton Review's SAT II. LSAT. GMAT, GRE, and MCAT programs. Magloire is currently attending graduate school at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

I Orientation
Triage
Guessing and POE
Taking the ACT
II How to Beat the ACT English Test
Sentence Structure
Grammar and Usage
Punctuation
Rhetorical Skills
III How to Beat the ACT Math Test
Basics
Arithmetic
Algebra
Geometry
Graphing and Coordinate Geometry
Trigonometry
IV How to Beat the ACT Reading Test
Distracters
The Four-Step System
V How to Beat the ACT Science Reading Test
Data Representation
Experimental Reasoning
Alternative Viewpoints
VI The Princeton Review Assessment
How to Score the PRA
Using the PRA
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2002

    Serious Students Beware

    During the summer of my Junior year I purchased and went through this entire book. On the positive side, the book is extremely user friendly and has many useful strategies to apply to the ACT test, however it also has many downfalls. For one, the book is filled with lots of careless typos in both the practice tests and the strategy-teaching sections, making it hard for the reader to focus and take the tests. In addition, the book only includes one paper practice test, the other 4 are on a CD which is virtually impossible to test with since you cant underline or make markings on a computer the way you would with a paper test. In general, I can only recommend this book to people who have NO IDEA how to take a test, so they learn some strategies. But if you a smart student just looking for some practace, go with an ACT book with more practice tests because this book falls short in that area.

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