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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028632452
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Series: Unofficial Guides Series
  • Edition description: 2000 Edition
  • Edition number: 2000
  • Pages: 621
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Table of Contents

The Unofficial Guide to the ACT

Why "Unofficial"? The Unofficial Guide Declaration of Independence
Introduction: How This Guide Was Researched and Written

Part I - First Things First

  • Chapter 1 - An Unofficial Look at the ACT
    • The Unofficial ACT Diagnostic Test
    • Answer Key
    • Scoring Guide
    • Explanatory Answers

  • Chapter 2 - Making Your Plan
    • How to Get Where You Want to Go
    • The Unofficial Route to Top Scores
    • Making the Most of the Time You Have
    • Just the Facts

Part II - Getting Inside the ACT

  • Chapter 3 - Finding Your Way Around the ACT
    • The Official Description
    • The Unofficial Report
    • Making the Test Work for You
    • Just the Facts

  • Chapter 4 - The English Test
    • The Test Capsule
    • The Official Description
    • The Unofficial Report: Strategies That Really Work
    • The Unofficial Report: The Best Tips
    • The Unofficial Report: The Most Important Warnings
    • Just the Facts
    • Practice, Practice, Practice: English Test Exercises

  • Chapter 5 - The Mathematics Test
    • The Test Capsule
    • The Official Description
    • The Unofficial Report: Strategies That Really Work
    • The Unofficial Report: The Best Tips
    • The Unofficial Report: The Most Important Warnings
    • Just the Facts
    • Practice, Practice, Practice: ACT Math Exercises

  • Chapter 6 - The Reading Test
    • The Test Capsule
    • The Official Description
    • The Unofficial Report: Strategies That Really Work
    • The Unofficial Report: The Best Tips
    • The Unofficial Report: The Most Important Warnings
    • Just the Facts
    • Practice, Practice, Practice: Critical Reading Exercises

  • Chapter 7 - The Science Reasoning Test
    • The Test Capsule
    • The Official Description
    • The Unofficial Report: Strategies That Really Work
    • Focus On the Main Ideas in Each Passage
    • The Unofficial Report: The Best Tips
    • The Unofficial Report: The Most Important Warnings
    • Just the Facts
    • Practice, Practice, Practice: Critical Reading Exercises

Part III - The Unofficial Sample Test

  • Chapter 8 - The Unofficial ACT Sample Exam
    • The Unofficial ACT Sample Test
    • Answer Key
    • Scoring Guide
    • Explanatory Answers

Part IV - Making It Official

  • Chapter 9 - Scheduling and Taking the Test
    • Deciding When To Take the ACT
    • Registering for the Exam
    • The Unofficial Report: Know Your Options
    • When Test Time Comes
    • Just the Facts

  • Chapter 10 - Understanding Your Scores
    • Your ACT Score Report
    • How Colleges Interpret ACT Scores
    • The Unofficial Report: Know Your Options
    • Just the Facts

Appendix A - The Unofficial Word List for the ACT
Appendix B - The Unofficial Math Review for the ACT
Appendix C - The Unofficial Writer's Manual for the ACT
Appendix D - The Unofficial Science Review for the ACT
Appendix E - Resources for Further Study
Appendix F - Investigating Other Test-Prep Options
Appendix G - College Admissions Calendar and Checklist*
Chapter H - College Application Log
Appendix I - State Student Financial Aid Offices*
Appendix J - Financial Aid Glossary*

Index

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