Pass Key to the ACT, 2nd Edition

Pass Key to the ACT, 2nd Edition

by Brian W. Stewart M.Ed.

Paperback(Second Edition)

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This abbreviated but completely up-to-date version of Barron's full-size ACT test preparation manual presents:

  • Two full-length ACT practice tests with comprehensive answer explanations
  • Guidelines for calculating your ACT score
  • Subject review sections with additional practice questions covering English, math, reading, and science
  • Advice for students taking the optional writing test

Additional helpful features include an overview of the ACT with descriptions of question types and test-taking advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438008004
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 1,144,393
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Frequently Asked Questions About the ACT 1

Overcoming Mistaken Thoughts About the ACT: Four Big Ideas 8

Attaining an Optimal, Balanced Mindset for the ACT 18

Self-Reflection 26

1 English 27

What Are the Basic Facts About the ACT English Section? 27

ACT English Strategies 27

Sample English Passage 43

English Grammar Summary 53

English Strategy Summary 54

2 Mathematics 55

What Are the Basic Facts About the ACT Math Section? 55

Math Strategies 55

Math Formulas Summary 73

Math Strategy Summary 78

3 Reading 79

What Are the Basic Facts About the ACT Reading Section? 79

Methodology for Reading the Passages 80

How to Read Different Types of Passages 81

Methodology for Answering Questions 86

Options for Your Personal Situation 91

Practice Reading Passages 96

Reading Strategy Summary 117

4 Science 119

What Are the Basic Facts About the ACT Science Section? 119

Types of Source Material on the ACT 121

Strategies for Reading Science Passages 128

Practice Science Questions 132

Science Strategy Summary 147

5 Writing 149

What Are the Basic Facts About the ACT Writing Test? 149

How Is the New ACT Essay Different from the Previous ACT Essay? 150

Sample ACT Writing Prompt 150

ACT Writing Rubric 155

ACT Essay Strategies 157

Full Essay Samples and Evaluations 159

ACT-Style Writing Practice 167

Writing Strategy Summary 180

Practice Test 1 183

Answer Key 256

ACT Scoring Guide 258

ACT Writing Rubric 259

Answer Explanations 260

Practice Test 2 295

Answer Key 370

ACT Scoring Guide 372

ACT Writing Rubric 373

Answer Explanations 374

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