Item description for CliffsTestPrep ACT (Cliffs Test Prep ACT) by Jerry Bobrow, William A. Covino, David A. Kay & Harold Nathan...
Overview A comprehensive guide for college-bound students preparing for the ACT includes strategies for each question type, practice for the new writing test, and four full-length practice tests with answers and explanations.
Publishers Description The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps.
CliffsTestPrep ACT can help you assess your interests and skills, plan your career, get a scholoarship, and get into a college of your choice. Understanding and practicing test-taking strategies can help a great deal. Subject matter review is particularly useful for the Mathematics Test and English Test. Both subject matter and strategies are reviewed in this book. Inside, you'll find
Four realistic, full-length practice exams
Practice questions, answers, and explanations in each chapter
An action plan for effective preparation
Four successful overall approaches to taking the ACT
Detailed analysis of the directions for each section of the test
With extra help on math formulas, science terminology and other ACT trouble spots, this comprehensive guide will help you score your highest. In addition, you'll hone your knowledge of subjects such as
English usage and mechanics, including punctuation, basic grammar, and sentence structure
English rhetorical skills, including prose strategy, organization, and style
Basic math skills, including arithmetic and intermediate algebra
Applied math, including coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry
Reading comprehension, including prose fiction, humanities, social studies, and natural sciences
Science reasoning formats, including Data Representation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints
With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized -test environment!
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Studio: Cliffs Notes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 11" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher John Wiley And Sons
ISBN 0764599356 ISBN13 9780764599354
Availability 0 units.
More About Jerry Bobrow, William A. Covino, David A. Kay & Harold Nathan
Jerry Bobrow is Executive Director of Bobrow Test Preparation Services and conducts programs at colleges, universities and law shools. His services have been requested by state boards of education, teachers' associations, universities and school districts throughout the country. He is the author of over 20 test preparation books used nationwide.
Jerry Bobrow currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about CliffsTestPrep ACT (Cliffs Test Prep ACT)?
Quick study Jan 9, 2007
A great condensed version of how and what to study for the ACT.
many errors, not worth the money Aug 21, 2006
some of the answers follow no logic at all and majority of the questions have errors. Try another book
Only buy if you need more practice tests Aug 13, 2002
Do not buy this book if you are looking for a guide to prepare for the ACT...this is because the book only has about 15 pages of review per test. So, if you need a review book, I suggest that you go to the Princeton Review book, which does a pretty good job.
However, if you have used up all the practice tests in the book that you are currently using, then I strongly reccommend this book. The book offers four practice tests (even though the cover says it offers two tests.) Each answer is fully explained, which makes the tests a lot better than the other books.
So, if you need review, don't add this book to your cart. If you need more tests, this book is a very good source.
Waste of Time and Money: Better ACT Books Out There. May 27, 2002
In preparation for the ACT, I have studied the Cliffestestprep ACT book closely. And in the process, I have seen MISTAKES in the answers.
On page 33, "5 x 4=25". on page 159, question #11 on practice test2, the answers are mistakenly copied from question #10...so the answers don't make any sense for question #11!
These are just two mistakes that I've seen, but judging by that, I wouldn't be suprised to find more. I wish I could return the book, but since I already marked it up, I cannot. Don't buy this book, get a more helpful ACT resource. This book has 4 practice tests, but because of the mistakes, I am relucant to go further.
Finally, the practice problems are more difficult than real ACT problems: CLiffs give you long-winded and confusing explanations for problems you don't even need to know for the actual ACT. I'm sure you can find more consice explanations in other resources. In short, this is not the best choice for getting ready for the ACT.
UPDATE: I recently checked out Princeton Review's CRACKING THE ACT 2002; I highly recommend it for great strategies, tips, and practice material. I also recommend GETTING INTO THE ACT, which is the only review book sponsored by the ACT itself. This is the ONLY book with REAL full-length ACT tests from a few years back;thus, you get familiar with the format of the test and its degree of difficulty. These two books should be all you need to prepare...going through these books..I realized just how useless CliffsTestPrep ACT was.
Excellent resource! Mar 29, 2002
I am a guidance counselor and have used this book to help students prepare for the ACT. I like how the book lets you take practice tests, a little at a time, if you choose. Then helps you analyze your mistakes: were they lack of knowledge or careless mistakes? Then you can analzye your careless mistakes and learn to avoid them. After having a workshop with seniors using this book, one of the girls raised her reading score from 18 to 29. As with all books, you have to READ it, STUDY it, and APPLY it, if you want results.