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ISBN-13: 978-0071456678
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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

About the Author

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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (July 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071456678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071456678
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful By alchemon on May 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
So after taking my first ACT, I was surprised to find my reading sub-score to be the lowest. After a momentary loss of sanity I decided it would be best for me just to get help rather than belly-ache. I chose this book because it seemed like an easy and effective tool that was exactly what I was looking for. This book raised my reading score significantly, and its no longer the lowest (blast that Math). Buy it if you struggled on the ACT reading, it provides advise and test-taking strategies.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Russell Kyncl on July 10, 2008
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This book helped my daughter raise her ACT score 4 points, with the largest improvement being in reading. A great resource. Recommend it highly.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By maamknows on June 27, 2011
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First time taking the ACT, scored 29 on reading section...not bad....got this book and did the readings for ten days before the exam and scored a perfect 36!! Best book out there for the least amount of time. Good luck
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38 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Jane on July 13, 2005
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A must-buy for the ACT. If you only buy one book to prepare for this test, make sure it's this one. The strategies are specific and useful. No wasteful filler like you find in the other prep books. The authors tell you exactly what to do to increase your score. And the book is fun to read.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Colton on September 22, 2009
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Close reading of text has always been a challenge for me. It seems that teachers just expect you to know how to do it without ever showing you. This prep book has principles that emphasize "reading for meaning". I even found myself laughing out loud at times! An easy read with great content.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Rajiv Raju on March 16, 2009
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If you are having trouble finishing the ACT reading test, the general reading advice in this book should help you improve your reading speed and comprehension. However, the practice passages in this book are not like the real thing. Use this book only to improve your speed and comprehension and practice on real tests instead of the tests in this book. That way you will understand how the real ACT reading test works. Once you understand how the test works you can get a very high score on the reading if you can finish the test. Disclosure: I am the author of DISSECTING THE ACT 2.0: ACT TEST PREPARATION ADVICE OF A PERFECT SCORER or ACT TEST PREP WITH REAL ACT QUESTIONS .
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Polk on October 29, 2008
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I can recommend this book to all who are trying to up their points on the ACT. My daughter loved it. It gives lots of great tips on reading better for speed and knowledge.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mscott1992 on October 21, 2010
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This book is a good aid for the ACT Reading. It has great tips and strategies. The main thing that helped me was the practice passages at the end of book. I definitely recommend it to anybody whom needs help with the Reading section.
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