Up Your Score: ACT, 2014-2015 Edition: The Underground Guide

Up Your Score: ACT, 2014-2015 Edition: The Underground Guide

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by Chris Arp, Ava Chen, Jon Fish, Zack Swafford
     
 

Yes, kids, there is an alternative to the big, bad SAT—it’s called the ACT. And yes, there’s now an alternative to the big, bad, boring ACT study books: Up Your Score: ACT, the prep and survival guide with attitude.


Like Up Your Score: SAT, Up Your Score: ACT is the underground guide for the 1.65 million

Overview

Yes, kids, there is an alternative to the big, bad SAT—it’s called the ACT. And yes, there’s now an alternative to the big, bad, boring ACT study books: Up Your Score: ACT, the prep and survival guide with attitude.


Like Up Your Score: SAT, Up Your Score: ACT is the underground guide for the 1.65 million kids who take the ACT every year (more than take the SAT). It’s written by Chris Arp, age 26, a Princeton graduate, along with his colleagues at Manhattan’s prestigious Veritas Test Prep company and three high school seniors who each scored an ACT-perfect 36. They take the guerrilla guide Up Your Score approach of combining a thorough knowledge of how the test works and the subjects it covers with for-student, by-student tips and strategies; lively pop culture references and jokes; and a fresh knowledge of what it’s like to actually take the test.


Ace the reading section by developing the Five Habits of Lean Forward Reading, including Treat reading like a conversation and Pay attention to direction words. Master the math section through techniques like “plugging in,” an amazing trick that simplifies all algebra word problems. The ACT is heavy on grammar, so the book delves into commas, semicolons, pronouns, transitions, and more. It covers the science the way the test does—showing how to use science reasoning. Plus—how to make GameFace Quintuple Sugar Blast Bars for that needed burst of energy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761174394
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Chris Arp, 28, a graduate of Princeton, has been tutoring at Veritas Test Prep, one of Manhattan’s preeminent tutoring and test prep companies, for? the past five years. Mr. Arp lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ava Chen is a sophomore at MIT.

Jon Fish is in his second year at University of Kentucky.

Zack Swafford is a sophomore at Stanford University

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Up Your Score: ACT, 2014-2015 Edition: The Underground Guide 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Steve-McEnroe More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for an actual guide to help you boost your ACT score look elsewhere, because this isn't it! This book is written by a bunch of authors who think if they throw in enough Geek-Humor you will be relaxed and laughing at their pathetic attempts at humor. While it's okay to lighten the mood this book overdoes it with one dorky joke after another. If you make too many jokes I'm afraid you can no longer be taken seriously, and that is what happened to this book. It's not funny and it is very vague on tips. The bottom line: this book fails at both humor and most importantly as an ACT Guide!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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