- Series: Barron's Act 36
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 3 edition (August 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 143800625X
- ISBN-13: 978-1438006253
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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|Barron's ACT 36 with CD-ROM, 3rd Edition||Barron's ACT, 2nd Edition||Barron's 6 ACT Practice Tests, 2nd Edition||Barron's ACT Flash Cards, 2nd Edition||Barron's ACT Math and Science Workbook, 2nd Edition|
|Product Format||An excellent Study Aid for helping to achieve test-taking perfection||The most up-to-date ACT review and practice tests currently available||This manual will help college-bound students succeed on the ACT||410 Flash Cards to Help You Achieve a Higher Score||Exercises, problems, and quizzes with solutions and answers|
|Product Highlights||This ACT 36 package has all of the same great content as the book, plus a CD-ROM which provides a full-length ACT practice test with answers, plus 50 extra-difficult questions with answers.||With over 1,600 practice questions this manual has the greatest quantity of high-quality review material available. Its helpful features include: A detailed overview of the ACT with comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions; A chapter on optimizing the test-taking mindset and managing test anxiety; A full-length diagnostic test with thorough guidance on using the results for targeting preparation; Three full-length model tests with comprehensive answer explanations; Extensive subject reviews that cover all parts of the ACT: English, math, reading, science, and the writing test; Easy, medium, and hard practice passages that enable students to customize their study; Proven test-taking strategies for students of all ability levels; and Recommended study plans based on the amount of time available to prepare.||The emphasis is on learning by doing, with six full-length practice tests for students to determine their strengths and improve their weak areas. Similar in length, structure, question types, and degree of difficulty to the actual ACT. All test questions are answered with detailed analyses explaining why each correct answer is the right one, and why the alternatives are incorrect. It includes exclusive tips and strategies to help test takers attain their highest score. This manual serves as effective test preparation when used alone, and makes an ideal test prep companion when used in tandem with Barron’s ACT study guide.||The cards cover all five sections of the ACT and are divided into categories that reflect the ACT’s test areas: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing. Cards for each section are filled with test-taking tips and strategies, important facts, and practice problems that mirror questions on the ACT. All cards have corner punch holes that accommodate an enclosed metal key-ring-style card holder. Students can use the ring to arrange flash cards in sequences that best fit their study needs. These flash cards can be used alone as study aids, or as a supplement to Barron’s ACT test preparation manuals.||This hands-on workbook takes college-bound students through all math and science topics covered on the ACT. Separate math chapters cover: Pre-algebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra; and plane geometry, coordinate geometry, and trigonometry. The science sections emphasize the scientific method and focus on how to read scientific passages. Science topics covered include: data representation passages; research summaries passages; and conflicting viewpoints passages. Additional features include a glossary of science terms and test-taking strategies for success. The workbook concludes with a full-length math and science practice test.|
From the Inside Flap
Table of Contents:
1. Fundamentally Speaking
2. Punctuation: Minimize the Madness
3. Sound Sentences
4. World of Words
5. Thinking Like a Writer
6. English Practice Test
7. Overview of the Math Section
8. Elementary Algebra
9. Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry
10. Plane Geometry/Trigonometry
11. Mini-Lessons as Review
12. Math Practice Test
13. Balancing Efficiency and Accuracy
14. Fiction: Are You a Good Judge of Character?
15. The Nuances of Nonfiction
16. Overview of the Science Test
17. Passage Types and Strategies
18. Passage Dissection: Introductions
19. Passage Dissection: Tables, Graphs, and Figures
20. Passage Dissection: Questions
21. Data Representation Passages
22. Research Summaries Passages
23. Conflicting Viewpoints Passages
24. Tips for Boosting Your Science Score
25. Writing an Effective Essay
About the Author
Ann has been involved in mathematics education for 21 years, 11 of which she has taught everything from basic skills to Pre-Calculus at high school level. For seven years Ann prepped juniors and seniors for the ACT exam. Currently, she oversees math instruction at three high schools in Colorado and is responsible for helping to raise ACT scores in math.
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My first area of concern is the English and Math sections. This book doesn't cover all tested concepts (of which there are many) for either section. It covers most of them. How are students supposed to get perfect scores without full coverage?
My second main area of concern is question and practice test realism. The writers don't work for the ACT and do not reliably duplicate the nuances and complexities of real ACT questions. Furthermore, they don't point students to the obvious source of better practice material, The Real ACT Prep Guide (published by the ACT).
So although this book contains good advice, it's incomplete and certainly not a one-stop-shop for a perfect score. If you REALLY want a perfect score, you'll probably have to analyze several real ACT tests until you can identify what each problem is testing, not just get it right. Additionally, I'd recommend looking for books that just cover one section of the test. These books have a narrower focus and can therefore cover all the little concepts missing from ACT 36.