ACT For Dummies: Edition 5

John Wiley & Sons

The quick and painless way to maximize your score on the ACT

Are you one of the millions of students taking the ACT? Have no fear! This friendly guide gives you the competitive edge by fully preparing you for every section of the ACT, including the optional writing test. You get three complete practice tests plus sample questions—all updated—along with proven test-taking strategies to improve your score on the ACT.

ACT For Dummies is packed with comprehensive review chapters for all four sections of the exam, including English, math, reading, and writing. It offers updated ACT study tips and practice materials that model the most recent ACT test. With the practical and friendly help provided here, you'll become comfortable with the content and format of the test.

  • Three practice tests, complete with detailed explanations and walk-throughs
  • Tips to stay focused on test day
  • Advice to manage your time wisely
  • How to make smart guesses and spot test traps and tricks

Whether you're preparing to take the ACT for the first time or are retaking the test to improve your score, ACT For Dummies gives you the skills and confidence to succeed!

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About the author

Lisa Zimmer Hatch, MA, and Scott A. Hatch, JD, have been preparing individuals to excel on standardized tests, gain admission to college, and secure careers since 1987. For nearly 30 years, they have provided their award-winning standardized test preparation throughout the world.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Nov 29, 2011
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Pages
528
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ISBN
9781118095850
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Language
English
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Education / General
Study Aids / ACT
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Scott A. Hatch
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GMAT For Dummies, Fifth Edition, puts at your fingertips everything you need to know to conquer the GMAT. This highly readable, friendly guide makes the study process as painless as possible, providing you with complete math and grammar reviews and all the preparation you need to maximize your score and outsmart your competition. You’ll discover how to:

Understand the test’s format Bring the right stuff Make educated guesses Avoid the exam’s pitfalls Calm your nerves Save time and beat the clock

This Fifth Edition is packed with plenty of updated practice questions so you can see just how the GMAT tests a particular concept. Our sample questions read just like the actual test questions, so you can get comfortable with the way the GMAT phrases questions and answer choices. You get plenty of tips on correctly answering the sentence correction, reading comprehension, and critical reading questions and tackling the analytical essays. There’s also a comprehensive math review of everything from number types to standard deviation and expanded coverage of statistics and probability. Each section ends with a mini practice test to prepare you for the two full-length practice tests featured in this easy-to-digest guide. You’ll see how to:

Quickly eliminate incorrect answer choices Read passages quickly and effectively Break apart and analyze arguments Write a well-organized, compelling essay Tackle the data sufficiency math question type that only appears on the GMAT Use relaxation techniques if you start to panic during the test

Complete with a scoring guide, explanatory answers, timesaving tips, math formulas you should memorize, and a list of writing errors to avoid, GMAT For Dummies is all you need to practice your skills, improve your score, and pass with flying colors.

Lisa Zimmer Hatch
Learn to: Score higher on the GMAT and get into the business school of your choice Improve your skills to conquer the verbal and quantitative sections Write clearly and effectively to ace the analytical writing section Prepare for the big day with expert strategies for solving integrated reasoning problems

Review your math knowledge and verbal skills with the interactive flashcards, and take 5 simulated GMAT tests on the companion CD

Practice your skills and score your highest on the GMAT

Nervous about taking the GMAT? Don't sweat it! This hands-on, friendly guide gives you all the preparation you need to maximize your score and outsmart your competition. You'll discover how to think the GMAT way and chart your study progress with updated practice questions, math and grammar reviews, and five full-length practice exams.

Conquer the verbal section — get the 4-1-1 on how to spot the common types of errors for sentence corrections, how to read through a passage quickly and effectively, and how to break apart and analyze arguments Ace analytical writing — discover what the GMAT is looking for in the analytical writing section and find pointers on writing a well- organized and compelling essay Make sense of math — find plain-English explanations of what you'll encounter in the quantitative section, from basic arithmetic and algebra to more complex concepts like coordinate geometry Rip through the reasoning — get strategies for approaching the integrated reasoning section and find out how to extract data from tables, charts, and graphs

Open the book and find:

A plain-English explanation of the test's format What to bring on exam day How to make educated guesses Common pitfalls to avoid Tips and advice to calm your nerves Proven ways to save time and beat the clock Ten writing errors to avoid Guidance on increasing your chances of gaining admission to the business school of your choice

CD Includes

Five full-length practice tests in timed and untimed modes, flashcards to review important formulas and concepts, and a set of integrated reasoning practice questions.

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

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