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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2013
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I'm an ACT tutor and I must say this is the worst book I've used. There are concepts on their practice tests that just aren't in the ACT at all (multiple chord problems, multiple inscribed angle problems, etc). The chapter reviews are actually written well, but the authors just haven't done enough research to figure out which types of concepts are actually on the ACT.

I have a BS in Math and I've been doing ACT tutoring for a year now (I got a 35 on the Math section when I took it in high school) and there were multiple questions on the diagnostic practice test that I didn't remember how to do because they test concepts I haven't used since 8th grade when I took Geometry. The ACT has enough of a backlog that it should be easy to find out that chord problems just aren't on the test. Don't buy this book because it will not improve your scores as much as other books that have representative practice tests.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2012
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As an Academic Coach specializing in ACT Preparation, Barron's ACT is my text of choice. Barron's includes unique elements which provide deep review and practice to prepare students for ACT. Students can review and practice high school English and Math using clear and focused explanations, practice exercises, and quizzes. Every question is carefully explained. Three complete practice tests round out Barron's ACT.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2013
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The practice test are not very good. I found myself answering at least 2-5 answers wrong in a section and when I looked at their explanation of some of the answers, particularly science, they were often just flat out wrong. I found similar errors in other sections but they were much less frequent.
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on June 14, 2013
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Both my brother and I have taken the ACT test and this is our take on the book. The review material in the 17th edition was good except for science. The English, Math, and Reading sections were good. I would recommend them.

The science section, on the other hand, left a lot to be desired - it was too colloquial and not like the real ACT test. You should always buy the official "Real ACT Prep Guide" from the makers of the ACT aka the Red Book. In conclusion, this book helps if used with other prep guides.
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on June 27, 2014
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My son used this book and got a pretty good score in the test. Just a couple of comments - the type was unnecessarily small and the charts and graphs were really tiny - very hard to see, and probably added a few minutes to the analytical process. I have no idea if the graphs are actually that small on the real test. I think it would be a good idea to use this book in conjunction with one that has real ACT tests in it. Based on my son's test results, it seems like the tests in this book were way harder than the actual test.
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on April 1, 2014
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The Barron's series of test prep books is always good . I enjoy using the diagnostic test at the beginning with the students and then let those results determine the appropriate plan of action for the student I am working with at that time.
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on December 7, 2013
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Great product to help study for the ACT, not sure if it help to increase her scores. Book had good suggestions on how to study areas of weakness which was worth the price.
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on July 14, 2013
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I bought this for my son for his summer term classes to prepare him for the ACT. It's a great book in conjuction to any kind of course since it has practice tests and all.
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on August 8, 2014
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I don't know why , I bought a new book, but I received the book from library. I'm so disappoint. hope the content will be usefull
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on May 10, 2013
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Just what every student needs to prepare for the ACT. Very helpful, well organized, and I found it to also be a reasonable cost.
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