Everything you need to know about the 2016-2017 ACT test, with real full-length practice tests from the makers of the ACT!
The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 is the bestselling resource for students gearing up for the ACT test. This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire test experience, from registration through results, with expert advice straight from the test's creators. You'll find effective test-taking strategies, tips for boosting your score on the English, math, reading, and science tests, and detailed information on the enhanced optional writing test. Three new full-length practice tests help you assess your readiness so you can spot weak areas well in advance, and the ACT experts provide valuable advice on preparing both mentally and physically so you can manage anxiety and be fully confident on test day. You also get free online bonus content to help you start college on the right foot, including tips for preparing an application that gets noticed, getting into your first-choice school, being a successful student, and much more.
The 2016-2017 version of the ACT guide includes a number of changes, including reading test sections with two shorter prose passages and the enhanced writing test's prompts. This guide provides a preview of what to expect for the entire exam, so you can go into the test feeling fully prepared and ready to excel.
Get insider tips and strategies from the exam's creators
Improve your score in all five content areas, including the optional writing test
Practice with full-length test forms taken from the actual ACT
Gear up for college with bonus online advice for a successful first year
The ACT is different from other standardized tests. It tests your accumulated skills and knowledge, so sheer memorization and vocabulary lists are unproductive prep strategies. For preparation strategies that actually make a difference in your score—and beyond—go straight to the source with The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017.
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The Only Guide to Include Real ACT Tests
The #1 bestselling guide to preparing for the ACT
Covers the enhanced writing test
Everything you need to know to fully prepare
The comprehensive guide to this year's ACT test, with real full-length practice tests
The Official ACT Prep Guide is the bestselling resource for students getting ready to take the ACT test. Step by step, the book walks you through the entire test experience from registration to getting the final results. No matter what your style of learning, this handy resource is filled with a variety of effective test-taking strategies.
The Official ACT Prep Guide and the companion ACT Online Prep™ includes three actual ACT tests—all of which contain the optional writing test—which you can use for stress-free practice. To help in your review of the test material, the guide also gives clear explanations for every answer. The combination of the practice tests and the clarifying answers will help you understand what to expect when you take the actual ACT® test. In addition, the guide includes ideas for boosting your score on the English, math, reading, and science tests and detailed information on the enhanced optional writing test.
Filled with expert advice from the test's creators, the guide gives you the know-how to:
Review the entire content of the ACT
Understand the procedures you'll follow when you're actually taking the ACT
Be prepared for the types of questions you can expect to find on the test
Approach the various questions with confidence
Adopt the test-taking technique that's right for you
Once you complete the practice tests you can relax and concentrate on doing your best. By using the strategies outlined in The Official ACT Prep Guide, your performance on the test will best reflect your overall preparation and achievement in the areas it measures.
As an added bonus, the ACT experts provide valuable advice on preparing both mentally and physically so you can manage anxiety and be fully confident on test day.
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