McGraw-Hill's ACT, 2010 Edition [NOOK Book]

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A powerful study tool from nationally recognized ACT experts to help you achieve the score you want

McGraw-Hill’s ACT is created by teachers from Advantage Education, one of America’s most renowned test-prep course providers. The newly revised 2010 edition is packed with all the sound educational features that you expect from McGraw-Hill, as well as new enhancements such as more level-appropriate math examples, clearer instructional language, ...

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McGraw-Hill's ACT, 2010 Edition

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Overview

A powerful study tool from nationally recognized ACT experts to help you achieve the score you want

McGraw-Hill’s ACT is created by teachers from Advantage Education, one of America’s most renowned test-prep course providers. The newly revised 2010 edition is packed with all the sound educational features that you expect from McGraw-Hill, as well as new enhancements such as more level-appropriate math examples, clearer instructional language, and more comprehensive explanations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071624893
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 5/19/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 544
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven W. Dulan is the founder and president of Advantage Education, Inc., which offers live test-prep classes at high schools and colleges throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Colorado, as well as distance-learning programs over the Internet. Advantage has offered courses at Michigan State University, Wright State University, and Marquette University, and currently runs highly regarded summer programs on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. Dulan, who scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, has personally prepared thousands of students for success on standardized exams. He has taught classes at Ohio State University, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, and Wright State University.

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Table of Contents

McGraw-Hill's ACT, 2010 Edition

Introduction: Using This book

How to Use the Practice Tests

A Note on Scoring the Practice Tests

Part I - Getting Started

Chapter 1 - Understanding the ACT

What is the ACT?

What is the Structure of the ACT?

Who Writes the ACT?

Registering for the ACT

Why do ACT Exams exist?

ACT Scores

Bias on the ACT

Disabilities and the ACT

Testing Irregularities

SAT Differences and Similarities

Part II - ACT Diagnostic Assessment

ACT Diagnostic Assessment Test

Answer Key

Scoring Guide

Answers and Explanations

Part III - Strategies and Review

Chapter 2 - Strategies to Get Your Best Score

The Psychology of Testing

Strategic Thinking

Relax to Succeed

Getting Ready to Take the Test

Taking the Test

Guessing on the Test

After the Test

Chapter 3 - ACT English Test: Strategies and Concept Review

General Strategies and Techniques

Usage and Mechanics

Rhetorical Skills

ACT English Skills Exercises

ACT English Exercises: Answers and Explanations

Practice Questions

Answers and Expanations

Chapter 4 - ACT Mathematics Test: Strategies and Concept Review

General Strategies and Techniques

Mathematics Concept Review

ACT Mathematics Skills Exercises

Answers and Explanations

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 5 - ACT Reading Test: Strategies and Concept Review

Timing

General Strategies and Techniques

Question Types

Strategies for Specific Question Types

ACT Reading Skills Exercises

Answers and Explanations

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 6 - ACT Science Reasoning Test: Strategies and Concept Review

General Strategies and Techniques

The Scientific Method

ACT Science Reasoning Test Exercises

Answers and Explanations

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

Chapter 7 - ACT Writing Test: Strategies and Review

How to Prepare

The Essay Prompt

Essay Writing Techniques

Common Mistakes

Essay Scoring

Simplified Essay Scoring Rubric

Sample Student Responses

ACT Writing Skills Exercises

Improving Paragraphs

Answers and Explanations

Part IV - Four Practice Tests

Practice Test 1

Practice Test 2

Practice Test 3

Practice Test 4

Part V - Appendixes

Appendix 1 - What's Next?

Choosing the Best College or University for You

Applying to College

Suggested High School Courses

Appendix 2 - Grammar and Punctuation Rules

Appendix 3 - ACT Vocabulary List
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