Increase Your Score In 3 Minutes A Day: ACT Reading

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July 6, 2005


Mixed media product, 160 pages


0071456678 / 9780071456678


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Main description

Accessible, concise guides for quicker, more effective studying

These new additions to the Increase Your Score series present key principles and practical strategies for the ACT Writing Test (new for 2005) and the ACT Reading Test, explained in manageable, bite-size sections ideal for the panicked student. Combining humor with academic authority, these succinct guides:

  • Feature essential strategies for effective essay writing or tackling reading comprehension passages under the pressure of time
  • Provide sample essays or reading passages and questions, accompanied by helpful annotated comments and examiner marks
  • Are ideal for students who procrastinate or who can study only in short doses
  • Include cartoons (Zits, Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes) to reinforce the light, student-friendly tone

Table of contents

Making This Book Work for You
Principles of Reading
1. Rev That Engine, Parnelli!
2. Know When and What to Skip
3. Crystal Bell Grazing
4. Writing Between the Lines
5. X-Ray Vision
6. Something Worth Arguing About
7. Summarily Dismissed
8. Be Chalant
9. The power of Pivot
10. Wordlubbers, Beware
11. Get a Clue, Holmes
12. Coming to Terms
13. The Harder It Comes
14. Reading Fiction
15. Come to Your Senses

Test Strategies
1. Be the Test Maker
2. Ah, the Humanity (etc)
3. Mo, Hairy and Curly Context
4. The questions are the Answers
5. Context Messaging
6. The Night Before the Night Before
7. Translate Questions into English
8. Understand Overstaments
9. Read as a writer
10. Be a Med-Tater Tot

Author comments

Randall McCutcheon is a high school educator nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for innovation in curriculum, with experience teaching English, speech, debate, and journalism. Jim Schaffer, a finalist for the Teacher-in-Space program, is chair of the English Department at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he teaches English and journalism.

Back cover copy

Master Reading for the ACT--FAST!

If ACT savvy is what you seek, this book is the resource you need. Learn the secrets, shortcuts, and strategies to succeed--with only minutes of effort a day.

Lively and straight to the point, this study aid to the ACT Reading section presents key principles and practical strategies that promote effective reading, practical test strategies that are life-savers when you're under time restraints, and sample passages with insightful commentary on how to select the correct answers.

  • Features essential strategies for tackling reading comprehension passages under the pressure of time
  • Provides sample passages and questions with examiner comments
  • Contains bite-sized sections ideal for students who study in short doses

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