Cracking the ACT, with Sample Tests 2003by Princeton Review, Princeton Review, Theodore Silver, Kim Magloire
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.
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The book was very easy to read and the techniques were very to the point.The only thing they did not stress was ''speed''.
This book is great for starters; it's not too overwhelming. Although, the scaled scores in this book will score you about two points higher then on the real test, so that's something to remember! The sample tests are a little easier then the real ACT tests, and the Cd was a little -- messed up. Like I said ...good place to start though.
I had about 3 weeks to prepare for the ACTs and I got this book. I went through the strategies for all 4 sections and they were good. The book speaks to you rather than just you reading about the strategies. It did help me but the sample tests were a bit easier than the real ACT, which is a drawback. And some questions on the CD-ROM tests do not give enough information for you to solve the problem (no, it's not supposed to be like that). Overall, I'd recommend this book for strategies and practice.