ACT Prep Course: The Most Comprehensive ACT Book Available by Jeff KolbyACT Prep Course: The Most Comprehensive ACT Book Available by Jeff Kolby

ACT Prep Course: The Most Comprehensive ACT Book Available

byJeff Kolby

Paperback | March 1, 2016

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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the ACT


Every year students pay $1,000 and more to test prep companies to prepare for the ACT. Now you can get the same ACT preparation in a book. ACT Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course.


The ACT is challenging but it can be mastered through hard work, analytical thought, and by training yourself to think like an ACT test writer. Many of the exercises in this book are designed to prompt you to think like an ACT test writer. For example, in the math section, you will find Duals. These are pairs of similar ACT problems in which only one property is different. They illustrate the process of creating ACT questions.



* Math:  Twenty-seven chapters provide comprehensive review of ACT math.

* Reading:  Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage. (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.)

* Science: Fifteen chapters provide complete review of the basics of ACT science.

* Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing ACT problems solved to solving them on your own.


* Performance: If your target is a top score, this is the book!

Title:ACT Prep Course: The Most Comprehensive ACT Book AvailableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.26 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Nova PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944595066

ISBN - 13:9781944595067

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Table of Contents

OVERVIEW 9Part One: MATH 13ORIENTATION 15Substitution 18Math Notes 25Number Theory 31Geometry 40Coordinate Geometry 68Elimination Strategies 80Inequalities 86Fractions & Decimals 95Equations 104Averages 112Ratio & Proportion 118Exponents & Roots 124Factoring 133Algebraic Expressions 141Percents 147Graphs 154Word Problems 161Sequences & Series 173Counting 179Probability & Statistics 184Functions 190Logarithms 205Complex Numbers 218Matrices 224Trigonometry 231DIAGNOSTIC/REVIEW TEST 241Part Two: VERBAL 253ORIENTATION 255ENGLISH TEST 257Punctuation 260Grammar 281Rhetoric 310READING TEST 315Reading Methods 319The Six Questions 320Pivotal Words 335The Three-Step Method 344Practice Reading Test 355WRITING TEST 367The Essay 369Re-Cap 370Presenting a Perspective on an Issue 377Sample Essays 391Practice Test 394Part Three: SCIENCE 411ORIENTATION 413PHYSICS 415Introduction 415Language of Motion 426Laws of Motion 448Gravitation 461Planes and Circles 477BIOLOGY 495Introduction 495Biological Molecules 499Enzymes and Energy 507Cellular Metabolism 513DNA Structure and Function 521Viruses 529CHEMISTRY 535Introduction 535Chemical Reactions 549Electronic Structure 565Organic Chemistry 577Alkanes 583SCIENCE TESTS 595Test 1 596Test 2 609