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April 20, 2012


Electronic book text, 672 pages

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007175444X / 9780071754446

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Untangle the mystery of mastering the ACT

ACT DeMYSTiFieD takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals of preparing for the ACT. It helps you build the skills you need to prepare for the test with:

  • Review sections of the Writing and Math
  • Sample practice tests at the end of each of the 4 sections with complete answer explanations
  • 3 comprehensive practice exams
  • Sample tests designed to match the real ACT in degree of difficulty
  • Classroom-tested tips and strategies for mastering every question type
  • Chapter-opening objectives that give you insight into what you’re going to learn in each step
  • Questions at the end of every chapter reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • “Still Struggling?” icon offers specific recommendations for when you're having difficulty with certain subtopics
  • Includes a final exam for overall self-assessment

Table of contents

PART I INTRODUCTIONChapter 1. About the BookChapter 2. About the TestPart II English SectionChapter 3. Grammar, Grammar, GrammarEnglish QuizChapter 4. Writing SectionPart III Reading SectionChapter 5. Reading Comprehension Part IV Math SectionChapter 6. NumbersChapter 7. AlgebraChapter 8. Measures of Central Tendency & SequencesChapter 9. Coordinate GeometryChapter 10. GeometryChapter 11. ProportionsChapter 12. FunctionsPart V Science SectionChapter 13. General Strategies: science section as a “story”Interpreting PART VI PRACTICE TESTSChapter 14. TCT Compass: Personal Strategy for the ACTChapter 15. Test 1 Answers and ExplanationsChapter 16. Test 2 Appendices I. Night before the exam hint sheetII. Checklist III. Math facts

Author comments

Alexandra Mayzler is the founder of Thinking Caps Tutoring (TCT), a full service educational company that helps students acquire the fundamental skills and confidence they need to succeed at any point in their educational path, from primary and secondary school, to college and beyond.

Joseph Daniele is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Joseph is a high school mathematics teacher in New York City and a mathematics tutor and curriculum designer for the Thinking Caps Tutoring.

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