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Kaplan Spotlight ACT: 25 Lessons Illuminate the Most Frequently Tested Topics

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Kaplan Spotlight ACT: 25 Lessons Illuminate the Most Frequently Tested Topics [Paperback]

Mary Wink , Laneshia Thomas
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Book Description

September 4, 2007
Spotligtht ACT illuminates not only the most frequently tested topics on the ACT, but also the most difficult, and the trickiest, in order to help students develop a focused study plan.

25 lessons on the most frequently tested ACT topics in English, math, reading, science, and writing.


Features include:

-An overview of the question type

-Common answer traps to avoid

-Key formulas and rules

-Sample questions with walk-through explanations

-A 10-question practice quiz

-Supplementary material online, including a diagnostic quiz

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About the Author

Laneshia Thomas is a Kaplan private tutor in ACT and SAT math and science. She attends the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University.


Mary A. Wink has a B.A. in English and mathematics from Bates College and an M.A. in English Education from New York University. She has taught high school English and worked in corporate communications training.  As a Kaplan private tutor, Mary has been helping students prepare for college entrance exams since 2000.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; Original edition (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427752230
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427752239
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars review from a student February 10, 2011
Although this book looks like it's very well made and authoritative, beware. I'm not sure about the other sections, but I've been working on math concepts and on literally almost every other sample problem the book gives, I either find a mistake in the question or I am unnecessarily confused as to what they're asking. I'm a decent math student and have taken the ACT multiple times, scoring in the 30s; this book does not do a good job of imitating the math section. The first thing that I saw was that the midpoint formula they gave was just flat out wrong. I thought it was a one-time fluke until I came upon other problems doing things like misnaming circles and saying that the answer was a circle's circumference when the question clearly asked for its area. Maybe not the most grave of mistakes, but if you cannot trust a book to give you the right information, it can really mess up your studying regimen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best One Yet! October 21, 2010
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Very well done! I have three kids and the oldest has taken the ACT several times and has purchased many ACT books. This book presents 25 lessons that help you learn the most frequent tested topics on the ACT. Each lesson is well organized and written from a tutor/student perspective. I believe that this book will help my other two to get a higher score on their ACT by teaching them the test material. This book is easy to understand and well written.
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