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The ACT tests on all the math skills typically obtained by 11th or 12th grade, which means up through Trigonometry. The test itself is 60 multiple-choice questions listed in ascending order of difficulty. Our ACT Math Prep Course give you info on how this section is graded and help you learn tips to improve your score.
As far as the math review itself, the book is structured so that the earliest part does not require much prior knowledge about mathematics. That way, you can review the most basic concepts before moving on to more complicated topics. Each topic includes clear explanations with examples, so you can see the information in action. They also include practice problems so you can apply the information based on that topic on your own. The answers are given in the very next section, with explanations for why each choice from the multiple choice is right or wrong. The book ends with a diagnostic/review test so you can prepare for the set-up of the actual test, with all of the topics mixed together.
The ACT Verbal Prep Course addresses each subsection of the verbal part of the test separately. The first section addressed is the English test, then reading, then writing, and then vocabulary. The English section of the test measures your ability to revise and edit a piece of writing, focusing on two main categories of questions: 1) Usage/Mechanics (punctuation, basic grammar, and sentence structure); and 2) Rhetorical Skills (general writing style and organization). Punctuation review includes commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, apostrophes, sentence fragments, and run-on sentences. The grammar review includes pronouns, subject-verb agreement, modifiers, parallelism, verb tense, and diction. The final section, Rhetoric, focuses on style and structure.
The Reading test presents passages on the following subjects: Humanities (music, dance, theater, art, architecture, languages, ethics, literary criticism, and philosophy); Social Studies (sociology, anthropology, history, geography, psychology, political science, and economics); Natural Sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, and other physical sciences); and Prose Fiction (can be taken from a novel or short story, but don’t expect to have read it before). Our ACT Verbal Prep Course explains why certain reading methods don’t work and then outlines reading strategies that do. It details the six types of questions present after each reading excerpt and then gives a three-step method to help you improve your reading comprehension.
For the writing portion, you will be given a prompt to which you must respond. To prepare you for this, we review style and structure as addressed in the English test section of the book and then dive directly into how to improve your writing. We give specific suggestions on how to approach your response and provide examples of responses for you to critique. Finally, many prompts are given for you to practice your writing.
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Originally posted 2012-07-23 23:59:51.