McGraw-Hill ACT 2020

McGraw-Hill ACT 2020

by Steven W. Dulan, Amy Dulan

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Overview

Ace the ACT with this essential study guide packed with skill-building techniques, practice tests, and interactive features


Preparing for the ACT? This comprehensive, up-to-date guide provides a specific, proven prep program to help you do your best on the test. McGraw-Hill Education’s ACT 2020 is packed with everything you need to prepare for the ACT’s four achievement tests: English, reading, math, and science. You’ll find simple, proven techniques to help you study more efficiently, avoid common mistakes and traps, and raise your score across the board―even on the optional writing test. A diagnostic test is also included so that you can assess your readiness.

This edition includes 8 practice tests, additional expanded explanations across all question types, and a helpful new index of questions types that makes it easy to find what you need in the book.


This updated, essential study guide features:

•8 full-length practice exams (5 in the book and 3 online)
•A complete ACT course online with daily progress reports, flashcards, games, and more
•Classroom-tested tips and strategies for mastering every question type
•Fully-explained answers to the practice questions
•New: Expanded index of question types
•New: Expanded explanations across all question types



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260453607
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 06/07/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 864
File size: 56 MB
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About the Author

Steven W. Dulan and Amy Dulan have personally prepared thousands of ACT students over nearly 3 decades. This book contains proven strategies that have worked for their students. During classroom discussions, individual tutoring sessions, and residential programs at top universities, they have learned what works. Many of their past students have gained admission to the most competitive programs on Earth, and many have earned scholarships and advanced placement based on their test scores.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Note from the Authors
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
ENGLISH TEST
MATHEMATICS TEST
READING TEST
SCIENCE TEST
WRITING 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
ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS
PRACTICE QUESTIONS
ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS
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 Test: Strategies and Concept Review
GENERAL STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES
THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
ACT SCIENCE 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 ESSAY TO SCORE
ACT WRITING SKILLS EXERCISES
ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS
PART IV Four Practice Tests
ACT Practice Tests
ACT Practice Test 1
ENGLISH TEST
MATHEMATICS TEST
READING TEST
SCIENCE TEST
WRITING TEST
ANSWER KEY
SCORING GUIDE
ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS
ACT Practice Test 2
ENGLISH TEST
MATHEMATICS TEST
READING TEST
SCIENCE TEST
WRITING TEST
ANSWER KEY
SCORING GUIDE
ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS
ACT Practice Test 3
ENGLISH TEST
MATHEMATICS TEST
READING TEST
SCIENCE TEST
WRITING TEST
ANSWER KEY
SCORING GUIDE
ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS
ACT Practice Test 4
ENGLISH TEST
MATHEMATICS TEST
READING TEST
SCIENCE TEST
WRITING TEST
ANSWER KEY
SCORING GUIDE
ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS
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
PUNCTUATION RULES
GRAMMAR RULES
SENTENCE STRUCTURE RULES
COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS
APPENDIX 3 ACT Vocabulary List
Practice Test Question Index

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