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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375763182
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 1/7/2003
  • Series: College Test Prep Series
  • Edition description: with CD Rom
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Foreword vii
Online Tools ix
PART I: ORIENTATION 1
1 Triage 11
2 Guessing and POE 15
3 Taking the ACT 19
PART II: HOW TO BEAT THE ACT ENGLISH TEST 23
4 Sentence Structure 31
5 Grammar and Usage 45
6 Punctuation 57
7 Rhetorical Skills 69
PART III: HOW TO BEAT THE ACT MATHEMATICS TEST 79
8 Basics 91
9 Arithmetic 103
10 Algebra 125
11 Geometry 143
12 Graphing and Coordinate Geometry 167
13 Trigonometry 181
PART IV: HOW TO BEAT THE ACT READING TEST 191
14 Distracters 203
15 The Four–Step System 219
xvi . CONTENTS
PART V: HOW TO BEAT THE ACT SCIENCE REASONING TEST 249
16 Charts and Graphs 255
17 Experiments 283
18 Fighting Scientists 299
PART VI: THE PRINCETON REVIEW ASSESSMENT (PRA) 315
19 How to Score the PRA 381
20 Using the PRA 387
PART VII: THE PRINCETON REVIEW ACT PRACTICE EXAM AND EXPLANATIONS 393
21 ACT Practice Exam 395
22 ACT Practice Exam Answers and Explanations 447
ACT DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE 477
ABOUT THE AUTHORS 483
FOREWORD . xvii
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2004

    Great for an ''Average score''

    The book was very easy to read and the techniques were very to the point.The only thing they did not stress was ''speed''.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2003

    Okay but not Perfect

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2003

    Great strategies but easier questions...

    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.

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