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ACT 2022 For Dummies with Online Practice


ACT 2022 For Dummies with Online Practice


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von: Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Scott A. Hatch

14,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 18.06.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119811541
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 544

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<p><b>Get your ACT together with this smart study guide! </b></p> <p>For over 20 years, the fun-and-friendly Dummies ACT guides have helped college hopefuls like you crush it on test day and get into the schools of their dreams! <i>ACT 2022 For Dummies</i> makes it easy to pump up your English, math, science, and readings scores, and to write circles around the graders, if you choose to take the optional writing test. You’re about to launch into the rest of your life! With book’s straight-to-the-point explanations, practice questions, and full-length tests—and a side of laughter, courtesy of the teen-approved Dummies style—you can ace the ACT and start your college career with confidence. </p> <p>Forgot how to solve for x? Can’t tell your hyphens from your hypotheses? No worries! Review it all—or maybe figure it out for the first time—in no time with explanations that complement your teachers’ lessons—and are definitely funnier. Then, figure out what you’ll face on the ACT with practice exams, including explanations of every answer. By the time you make it to test day, you’ll be stress-free and ready to succeed! </p> <ul> <li>Boost your chances of getting into the college of your dreams by earning higher scores on the ACT entrance exam </li> <li>Hit the books, Dummies style, with clear explanations of what’s on the ACT and tips for smarter studying </li> <li>Practice till you’re ready with flash cards, online practice tests, and drills on all the subject areas </li> <li>Understand the college admissions process and make sure your application stands out </li> </ul> <p>Begin your post-high school journey on the right foot with <i>ACT 2022 For Dummies</i>! </p>
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 2</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 3</p> <p>Beyond the Book 3</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 4</p> <p>Figuring Out How Long All This Studying Will Take 5</p> <p><b>Part 1: Coming to Terms with Reality: An Overview of the ACT 7</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Getting Your ACT Together: ACT 101</b><b> 9</b></p> <p>What to Take to the ACT 10</p> <p>What Not to Take to the ACT 11</p> <p>What to Do If You Have Special Circumstances 11</p> <p>Guessing for Points to Maximize Your Score 12</p> <p>Your Number’s Up: Scoring on the ACT 12</p> <p>What the ACT Expects You to Know 13</p> <p>Repeating the Test for a Better Score 14</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Succeeding on the ACT</b><b> 17</b></p> <p>Surviving the ACT with Four Stress-Busters 17</p> <p>Inhaling deeply 17</p> <p>Stretching a little 18</p> <p>Thinking positive thoughts 18</p> <p>Practicing POE 18</p> <p>Avoiding a Few Dumb Mistakes That Can Mess Up Your ACT 18</p> <p>Losing concentration 19</p> <p>Panicking over time 19</p> <p>Messing up on the answer grid 19</p> <p>Rubbernecking 19</p> <p>Cheating 20</p> <p>Worrying about previous sections 20</p> <p>Worrying about the hard problems 20</p> <p>Forgetting to double-check 20</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Surviving the College Admissions Process</b><b> 21</b></p> <p>What’s the Main Thing Colleges Look For? 21</p> <p>How Do Higher ACT Scores Increase My Scholarship Chances? 22</p> <p>Do Schools Care Whether I Repeat the ACT? 22</p> <p>What Classes Should I Take in High School? 22</p> <p>How Helpful Are Sports and Charity? 23</p> <p>What Should I Say on the College Essay? 23</p> <p>What Will They Ask Me in the Interview and What Should I Say? 23</p> <p>How Do I Decide Which School is Best for Me? 24</p> <p>What’s the Biggest Mistake Most Students Make in College Planning? 24</p> <p>How Do I Make My Final Decision? 25</p> <p><b>Part 2: Serving Your “Sentence”: The English Test 27</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Mastering the English Test</b><b> 29</b></p> <p>Figuring Out What the English Questions Want You to Know 29</p> <p>Seeing is Believing: The Test’s Format 30</p> <p>The passages 30</p> <p>The question types 30</p> <p>Their Pain, Your Gain: Looking Out for Traps That Others Fall into 32</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Getting a Grip on Grammar and Usage</b><b> 35</b></p> <p>Reviewing the Parts of Speech 36</p> <p>Getting in the action with verbs 36</p> <p>Identifying the culprit with nouns 37</p> <p>Avoiding repeating yourself with pronouns 37</p> <p>Defining nouns with adjectives 37</p> <p>Clarifying the questions with adverbs 38</p> <p>Joining together with conjunctions and prepositions 38</p> <p>Piecing Together the Parts of a Sentence 38</p> <p>Subjects and predicates 38</p> <p>Phrases and clauses 39</p> <p>Keeping Track of Punctuation Rules for Every Occasion 39</p> <p>Periods and question marks 39</p> <p>Semicolons 40</p> <p>Colons 40</p> <p>Commas 40</p> <p>Dashes 42</p> <p>Apostrophes 43</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Spotting Usage Errors and Ripping through Rhetorical Questions</b><b> 45</b></p> <p>Spotting Questions That Test Standard English Conventions 45</p> <p>Properly placing punctuation marks 45</p> <p>Picking up on pronoun errors 48</p> <p>Forming possessives 49</p> <p>Evaluating verbs 50</p> <p>Calling out sentence fragments 51</p> <p>Identifying problems with parallelism 51</p> <p>Recognizing misplaced modifiers 51</p> <p>Checking for Proper Production of Writing 52</p> <p>Eliminating superfluous words 53</p> <p>Completing the mission 54</p> <p>Determining the function of a deletion 54</p> <p>Pondering an addition 54</p> <p>Creating smooth transitions 55</p> <p>Organizing and positioning elements 56</p> <p>Seeing the big picture 56</p> <p>Sticking to appropriate vocabulary and standard expressions 57</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: It’s Not What You Say but How You Say It: English Practice Questions</b><b> 59</b></p> <p><b>Part 3: Don’t Count Yourself Out: The Math Test 65</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Number Nuts and Bolts</b><b> 67</b></p> <p>The Wonderful World of Numbers 67</p> <p>Keeping it real: Types of numbers 68</p> <p>Lining things up along the number line 69</p> <p>Understanding absolute value 69</p> <p>Getting familiar with prime numbers and factorization 69</p> <p>Minor Surgery: Basic Math Operations 70</p> <p>Adding and subtracting 70</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing 70</p> <p>Working with odds/evens and positives/negatives 71</p> <p>Focusing on Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages 71</p> <p>Converting fractions, decimals, and percentages 72</p> <p>Working with fractions 72</p> <p>Pondering percentages 74</p> <p>Eyeing Ratios and Proportions 75</p> <p>Ratios 75</p> <p>Proportions 76</p> <p>Covering Your Bases: Exponents 77</p> <p>Smooth Operator: Order of Operations 78</p> <p>Dealing with Average, Median, Mode, and More 78</p> <p>Doing better than average on averages 78</p> <p>Weighing in on weighted averages 79</p> <p>Mastering medians 80</p> <p>Managing modes 80</p> <p>Getting ready for range 80</p> <p>Abracadabra: Elementary Algebra 80</p> <p>Variables 101 81</p> <p>Solving simple equations 81</p> <p>Adding and subtracting expressions 82</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing expressions 83</p> <p>Curses! FOILed again 83</p> <p>Extracting by factoring 84</p> <p>Solving a system of equations 86</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Getting into Shapes: Geometry and Trig Review</b><b> 89</b></p> <p>Toeing the Line 89</p> <p>Analyzing Angles 90</p> <p>Triangle Trauma 92</p> <p>Classifying triangles 92</p> <p>Sizing up triangles 93</p> <p>Zeroing in on similar triangles 94</p> <p>Figuring out area and perimeter 95</p> <p>Taking the shortcut: Pythagorean triples and other common side ratios 95</p> <p>Thanks 4 Nothing: A Quick Look at Quadrilaterals 98</p> <p>Missing Parrots and Other Polly-Gones (Or Should We Say “Polygons”?) 100</p> <p>Measuring up polygons 101</p> <p>Solving for volume 101</p> <p>Running Around in Circles 102</p> <p>Trying Your Hand at Trigonometry 107</p> <p>Introducing trigonometric functions 108</p> <p>Circumventing the unit circle 110</p> <p>Measuring in radians 111</p> <p>Graphing trig functions on a coordinate plane 112</p> <p>Applying the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines 114</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Algebra and Other Sleeping Aids</b><b> 117</b></p> <p>Suffering Inequalities 117</p> <p>Using Your Imagination: Complex Numbers 118</p> <p>Too Hip to Be Square: Roots and Radicals 119</p> <p>Adding and subtracting radicals 120</p> <p>Multiplying and dividing radicals 120</p> <p>Working from the inside out 121</p> <p>Thinking Exponentially: Logarithms 121</p> <p>Log rules 122</p> <p>Natural logarithms 122</p> <p>Barely Functioning with Functions 122</p> <p>Taking a Flight on the Coordinate Plane 123</p> <p>Defining the coordinate plane 123</p> <p>Knowing which formulas you need to guide your flight 124</p> <p>Graphing more functions 126</p> <p>Evaluating graphs of functions 130</p> <p>Picking Your Way through Percent Increase, Probability, Permutations, and Combinations 132</p> <p>Managing the ups and downs 132</p> <p>Practicing probability 133</p> <p>Calculating outcomes and orderings 135</p> <p>Setting Up Sequences 138</p> <p>Managing Matrices 138</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Numb and Number: Acing the Mathematics Test</b><b> 141</b></p> <p>What You See is What You Get: The Format and Breakdown of the Math Test 141</p> <p>Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: What Isn’t on the Math Test 142</p> <p>Getting into the Grind: The Approach 143</p> <p>Translating English into Math 144</p> <p>Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: Timing Tips 145</p> <p>Skim for your favorite questions 145</p> <p>Backsolve when the answers are actual values 146</p> <p>Plug in values for variables 147</p> <p>Kindly refrain from showing off everything you know 148</p> <p>Put aside two minutes to fill in the remaining ovals 148</p> <p>Do’s, Don’ts, and Darns: What to Do and Not Do on the Math Test 148</p> <p>Do get the lead out 148</p> <p>Don’t start working until you’ve read the entire problem 149</p> <p>Do reread the problem with your answer inserted 149</p> <p>Don’t strike out over a difficult question early on 149</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: More Fun than a Root Canal: Mathematics Practice Questions</b><b> 151</b></p> <p><b>Part 4: Time to Read the Riot ACT: The Reading Test 159</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 13: This, Too, Shall Pass(age): Sailing through the Reading Test</b><b> 161</b></p> <p>Facing 40 Questions: The Reading Test 161</p> <p>Timing 162</p> <p>Scoring 162</p> <p>Getting Prepared: Reading Strategies 162</p> <p>Preview the passages 162</p> <p>Decide on an approach 163</p> <p>Skim the passage effectively 163</p> <p>Identifying Reading Question Types 164</p> <p>Big picture questions 165</p> <p>Direct statement questions 165</p> <p>Inference questions 166</p> <p>Figuring Out Reading Question Formats 166</p> <p>Vocabulary in context 167</p> <p>Most nearly means 167</p> <p>Exception questions 167</p> <p>Approaching Comparative Passages 168</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Where Are SparkNotes When You Need Them? Reading Practice Questions</b><b> 171</b></p> <p><b>Part 5: Studying Brain Defects in Laboratory Rats: The Science Test 177</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 15: From Frankenstein to Einstein: Excelling on the Science Test</b><b> 179</b></p> <p>Examining the Science Test’s Format 180</p> <p>Classifying Passage Format 180</p> <p>Data-representation passages 180</p> <p>Research summaries 181</p> <p>Conflicting viewpoints 183</p> <p>Analyzing Tables, Graphs, and Diagrams 184</p> <p>Tackling tables 185</p> <p>Grappling with graphs 185</p> <p>Dissecting diagrams 186</p> <p>Examining Experimental Procedures 187</p> <p>Independent and dependent variables 187</p> <p>The control 188</p> <p>Immersing Yourself in Answer Choices 189</p> <p>Considering Question Types 190</p> <p>Questions about results 191</p> <p>Questions about procedure 194</p> <p>Questions about viewpoints 198</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Faking Atomic Ache Won’t Get You out of This: Science Practice Questions</b><b> 201</b></p> <p>Passage 201</p> <p>Initial Analysis 202</p> <p>Questions 203</p> <p><b>Part 6: Writing Rightly: The Optional Writing Test 209</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Excelling on Your Essay: The Writing Test Review</b><b> 211</b></p> <p>What to Expect From the ACT Writing Test 211</p> <p>Making the Grade: How the ACT Folks Score Your Essay 212</p> <p>Examining the Prompt and Creating a Thesis 212</p> <p>Putting Up Your Dukes: Defending Your Perspective 214</p> <p>Throwing a Good First Punch: The Hook 214</p> <p>The Proof is in the Pudding: Defending Yourself 215</p> <p>Using specific examples 215</p> <p>Mixing things up with a variety of examples 216</p> <p>Forming logical arguments 216</p> <p>Hamburger Writing: Organizing Your Essay 218</p> <p>The top bun: Introduction 218</p> <p>The three meats: Example paragraphs 218</p> <p>The lettuce, tomato, and special sauce: Transitions 219</p> <p>The bottom bun: Conclusion 220</p> <p>Wielding the Red Pen: Editing and Proofing 220</p> <p>Using the touch method to look for spelling mistakes and ghost words 220</p> <p>Calling all action verbs: Be descriptive 220</p> <p>Avoiding problems with punk-tu-a-tion: Punctuate properly 221</p> <p>Handwriting check: Write legibly 221</p> <p>Writing Don’ts 221</p> <p>Writing before you think 221</p> <p>Panicking about time 221</p> <p>Referring to the perspectives by number 222</p> <p>Sticking to the status quo 222</p> <p>Using words you don’t know 222</p> <p>Being overly critical of yourself 223</p> <p>Writing like you speak 223</p> <p>Repeating yourself over and over again 223</p> <p>Failing to edit your essay 223</p> <p>Reviewing Some Example Essays and Their Scores 223</p> <p>1 — 1 is the loneliest number: How not to be a 1 224</p> <p>2 — 2 little 2 late: Steering clear of coming in second 224</p> <p>3 — Still finding yourself on the wrong side of the tracks 224</p> <p>4 — Reaching 4 a better score 225</p> <p>5 — Shining brightly: A 5-star winner 226</p> <p>6 — Unlocking the code to a perfect score 227</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Practicing Promptly with Practice Prompts: Essay Practice Questions</b><b> 229</b></p> <p>Writing Prompt 1 229</p> <p>Writing Prompt 2 231</p> <p><b>Part 7: Putting It All Together with Three Full-Length Practice ACTs 233</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Practice Exam 1</b><b> 235</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet 236</p> <p>English Test 238</p> <p>Mathematics Test 249</p> <p>Reading Test 259</p> <p>Science Test 269</p> <p>Writing Test 281</p> <p><b>Chapter 20: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 283</b></p> <p>English Test 283</p> <p>Mathematics Test 293</p> <p>Reading Test 306</p> <p>Science Test 313</p> <p>Writing Test 319</p> <p>Sample response 319</p> <p>Score One for Your Side: The Scoring Guide 320</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 1 322</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: Practice Exam 2</b><b> 325</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet 326</p> <p>English Test 328</p> <p>Mathematics Test 339</p> <p>Reading Test 347</p> <p>Science Test 356</p> <p>Writing Test 366</p> <p><b>Chapter 22: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 367</b></p> <p>English Test 367</p> <p>Mathematics Test 378</p> <p>Reading Test 391</p> <p>Science Test 398</p> <p>Writing Test 407</p> <p>Sample response 407</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 2 409</p> <p><b>Chapter 23: Practice Exam 3</b><b> 411</b></p> <p>Answer Sheet 412</p> <p>English Test 414</p> <p>Mathematics Test 425</p> <p>Reading Test 435</p> <p>Science Test 445</p> <p>Writing Test 455</p> <p><b>Chapter 24: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations</b><b> 457</b></p> <p>English Test 457</p> <p>Mathematics Test 467</p> <p>Reading Test 486</p> <p>Science Test 493</p> <p>Writing Test 500</p> <p>Sample response 500</p> <p>Answer Key for Practice Exam 3 501</p> <p><b>Part 8: The Part of Tens 503</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 25: Ten Wrong Rumors about the ACT</b><b> 505</b></p> <p>You Can’t Study for the ACT 505</p> <p>Different States Have Different ACTs 505</p> <p>The ACT Has a Passing Score 506</p> <p>The ACT Tests IQ 506</p> <p>You Can’t Use a Calculator on the ACT 506</p> <p>You Should Never Guess on the ACT 506</p> <p>The ACT is Easier Than the SAT 507</p> <p>Selective Colleges Prefer the SAT to the ACT 507</p> <p>You Have to Write an Essay 507</p> <p>You Shouldn’t Take Both the SAT and the ACT 507</p> <p><b>Chapter 26: Attention, Parents! Ten Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed on the ACT</b><b> 509</b></p> <p>Give Awesome Test-Prep Materials 509</p> <p>Encourage Studying 509</p> <p>Supply a Good Study Environment 510</p> <p>Take Practice Tests Together 510</p> <p>Model Good Grammar 510</p> <p>Help Memorize Math Formulas 510</p> <p>Encourage Reading 510</p> <p>Explore Colleges Together 510</p> <p>Arrive at the Test Site on Time 511</p> <p>Help Keep a Proper Perspective 511</p> <p>Index 513</p>
<p><b>Lisa Zimmer Hatch,</b> MA, and <b>Scott A. Hatch,</b> JD, are test-prep gurus. They have been helping students excel on standardized tests and navigate the college admissions process since 1987. They have written curricula and taught students through live lectures, online forums, DVDs, and independent study, and have authored numerous test-prep texts.</p>
<p><b>Max your ACT<sup>®</sup> scores and get into your dream school</b></p><p>Your future is wide open, but one thing’s for sure—you’ll get into college with the help of <i>ACT 2022 For Dummies</i>! This tried-and-true <i>For Dummies</i> study guide will help you get the scores you deserve. You <i>can</i> wrap your head around all the subject material the ACT tests, we promise. This all-in-one study guide makes it easy to learn everything on the math, English, reading, science, and optional writing sections of the test. It also includes study aids like flashcards and online practice tests to complete your cram sessions. </p><p><b>Inside... </p><ul><li>Brush up on all the math—algebra, geometry, and trig</li><li>Review punctuation, sentence structure, and grammar</li><li>Sharpen your skills with full-length practice tests and answer explanations</li><li>Discover tips and tricks to move efficiently through reading and science questions</b></li></ul>

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