Up Your Score ACT 2016 2017 Edition

Up Your Score  ACT  2016 2017 Edition Author Chris Arp
ISBN-10 9780761185116
Year 2015-07-14
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It’s the ACT’s turn. No longer considered a “regional” test and accepted at all four-year colleges throughout the United States, it’s the most popular college admissions test in the country. More than 1.8 million students from the class of 2013 took it. Now updated to address the changes planned for the ACT in 2015, Up Your Score: ACT is the test prep and survival guide that kids will actually want to use. Written by Chris Arp, a Princeton graduate and top ACT tutor— with the help of four students who aced the test (and went on to the colleges of their choice)—it’s a true insider’s guide, filled with effective strategies and tips, delivered with the attitude, smarts, and wit that make Up Your Score the best-selling alternative test prep series in print. Beginning in 2015, the ACT will include more layers in its scoring (including separate STEM, English language arts, and “progress toward career readiness” sub-scores); in some places it will be administered digitally (and those tests will include optional “constructed-response” questions, in which students will have to come up with the answers, not select among multiple choices); and the essay will be less open ended, requiring more analysis. In addition to addressing these changes, the book explains how to crush the reading section by developing the Five Habits of Lean Forward Reading. Master the math section through techniques like “plugging in,”?an amazing trick that simplifies all algebra word problems. Annihilate the English section by absorbing six key punctuation and eight essential grammar rules. And sail through the science section by understanding that it actually tests reasoning. Plus there is an ACT fitness regime, tongue-in-cheek fashion and beauty tips, and a recipe for energy-boosting GameFace Quintuple Sugar Blast Bars. Good luck finding that in any other test prep book.

Up Your Score 2013 2014

Up Your Score 2013 2014 Author Larry Berger
ISBN-10 9780761168843
Year 2012-07-17
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Covers preparation for the math and verbal sections of the SAT, and gives insider tips and tricks on taking the test and boosting one's score.

The Official ACT Prep Guide 2018 Edition Book Bonus Online Content

The Official ACT Prep Guide  2018 Edition  Book   Bonus Online Content Author ACT
ISBN-10 9781119386896
Year 2017-05-22
Pages 720
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2017 and beyond The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition, Revised and Updated is the must-have resource for college bound students. The guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT. The book contains information on how to register for the exam, proven test-taking strategies, ideas for preparing mentally and physically, gearing up for test day, and much more. This invaluable guide includes additional questions and material that contains articles on everything from preparing a standout college application and getting into your top-choice school to succeeding in college The bestselling prep guide from the makers of the ACT test Offers bonus online contest to help boost college readiness Contains the real ACT test forms used in previous years This new edition offers students updated data on scoring your writing test, new reporting categories, as well as updated tips on how to do your best preparing for the test and on the actual test day from the team at ACT. It also offers additional 400 practice questions that are available online.

Up Your Score ACT 2018 2019 Edition

Up Your Score  ACT  2018 2019 Edition Author Chris Arp
ISBN-10 9780761193661
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Fully updated to reflect the most current version of the ACT, Up Your Score: ACT remains the test prep and survival guide that kids will actually want to use. Written by Chris Arp, a Princeton graduate and top ACT tutor--with the help of four students who aced the test (and went on to the colleges of their choice)--it's a true insider's guide, filled with effective strategies and tips, delivered with the attitude, smarts, and wit that make Up Your Score the bestselling alternative test-prep series in print. ▪ Crush the reading section by developing the Five Habits of Lean Forward Reading. ▪ Master the math section through techniques like "plugging in," an amazing trick that simplifies all algebra word problems. ▪ Annihilate the English section by absorbing six key punctuation and nine essential grammar rules. ▪ Sail through the science section by understanding that it actually tests reasoning. ▪ Plus, the latest information on ACT scoring and the essay test, revised in 2015 to be more open-ended and analytical.

Up Your Score SAT 2018 2019 Edition

Up Your Score  SAT  2018 2019 Edition Author Larry Berger
ISBN-10 9780761193654
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Thoroughly revised for the revamped SAT, Up Your Score: SAT is the only test-prep guide written for students by students--all of whom achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and went on to the colleges of their choice. A complement and reality check to the mainstream SAT study guides, it's the book that kids recommend to one another, because it's as entertaining as it is effective, showing students how to: * Think like the SAT * Ramp up their "mental math" powers * Remember the 12 most important grammar rules * Hone speed and timing * Understand key vocabulary words in context * Be a better guesser (and why it's always better to guess) * Vanquish anxiety and improve concentration * Best fill in the answer circles, saving nearly six minutes * Unwind with SAT Yoga

ACT 36 in Just 7 Steps

ACT 36 in Just 7 Steps Author Maria Filsinger
ISBN-10 9780071814416
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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A guide to preparing for the ACT offers advice on test taking, specific suggestions for math, science, and reading sections, one full length practice test, and tips for mastering the five paragraph essay.

The Official SAT Study Guide

The Official SAT Study Guide Author College Entrance Examination Board
ISBN-10 9780874478525
Year 2009-07-21
Pages 1100
Language en
Publisher The College Board
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Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.

Six Days in October

Six Days in October Author Karen Blumenthal
ISBN-10 9781442488915
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in the system. But as the decline gathered steam, so did the destruction. Over twenty-five billion dollars in individual wealth was lost, vanished, gone. People watched their dreams fade before their very eyes. Investing in the stock market would never be the same. Here, Wall Street Journal bureau chief Karen Blumenthal chronicles the six-day period that brought the country to its knees, from fascinating tales of key stock-market players, like Michael J. Meehan, an immigrant who started his career hustling cigars outside theaters and helped convince thousands to gamble their hard-earned money as never before, to riveting accounts of the power struggles between Wall Street and Washington, to poignant stories from those who lost their savings—and more—to the allure of stocks and the power of greed. For young readers living in an era of stock-market fascination, this engrossing account explains stock-market fundamentals while bringing to life the darkest days of the mammoth crash of 1929.

The Underground Culinary Tour

The Underground Culinary Tour Author Damian Mogavero
ISBN-10 9781101903315
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Crown Business
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In the bestselling tradition of Moneyball, The Underground Culinary Tour is a high-octane, behind-the-scenes narrative about how the restaurant industry, historically run by gut and intuition, is being transformed by the use of data. Sixteen years ago, entrepreneur Damian Mogavero brought together an unlikely mix of experts—chefs and code writers—to create a pioneering software company whose goal was to empower restaurateurs, through the use of data, to elevate and enhance the guest experience. Today, his data gathering programs are used by such renown chefs as Danny Meyer, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, and countless others. Mogavero describes such restaurateurs as the New Guard, and their approach to their art and craft is radically different from that of their predecessors. By embracing data and adapting to the new trends of today’s demanding consumers, these innovative chefs and owners do everything more nimbly and efficiently—from the recipes they create to the wines and craft beers they stock, from the presentations they choreograph to the customized training they give their servers, making restaurants more popular and profitable than ever before. Finally, Damian takes readers behind the scenes of his annual, invitation-only culinary tour for top chefs and industry CEOs, showing us how today’s elite restaurants embrace new trends to create unforgettable meals and transform how we eat. From the glittering nightclubs of Las Vegas to a packed seasonal restaurant on the Long Island Sound, from Brennan’s storied, family-run New Orleans dynasty to today’s high-stakes celebrity chef palaces, The Underground Culinary Tour takes readers on an epicurean adventure they won’t soon forget. From the Hardcover edition.

Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 6 Practice Tests 2017

Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 6 Practice Tests  2017 Author Princeton Review
ISBN-10 9781101920657
Year 2017-01-17
Pages 832
Language en
Publisher Princeton Review
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SUCCEED ON THE SAT WITH THE PRINCETON REVIEW! With 6 full-length practice tests, content reviews for all sections of the test, and techniques for scoring success, this Premium Edition of Cracking the SAT covers every facet of this challenging test. Techniques That Actually Work. · Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the SAT · Pacing tips to help you maximize your time · Detailed examples of how to employ each strategy to your advantage Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. · Comprehensive subject review for every section of the exam · Valuable practice with complex reading comprehension passages and higher-level math problems · Hands-on experience with all question types, including multi-step problems, passage-based grammar questions, and more Practice Your Way to Excellence. · 6 full-length practice tests (4 in the book, 2 online) with detailed answer explanations · Drills for each test section—Reading, Writing and Language, and Math · In-depth online score reports for all practice tests to help analyze your performance and track your progress Online Access to Our Exclusive Premium Portal: · Multi-week study plan guides · Access to college and university rankings, college admissions advice, and financial aid tips · Videos to acquaint you with SAT test-taking strategies and commonly tested topics · Special “SAT Insider” section packed with helpful info on picking your perfect school and writing essays that stand out This eBook has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.

Boost Your Score

Boost Your Score Author Advantage Point
ISBN-10 0615435939
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 82
Language en
Publisher
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Students, do you have a TI-83 or 84? If so, you've stumbled on a tool that can help you easily boost your ACT math score.Are you afraid you'll forget the distance formula or the Pythagorean Theorem? Fed up with matrices and quadratic equations? Or do you just want to improve your accuracy and speed on the ACT math section? Believe it or not, there are no rules banning the use of calculator programs stored in your TI 83 or 84 on the ACT. With some simple programming instructions, you can have your calculator calculate complex equations for you. You'll save time, and you can shift that time over to other problems you may not be able to tackle otherwise. This packet is a collection of the TI calculator programs that are both extremely easy to program (even for the tech-phobic) and most helpful on the ACT. We'll give you step-by-step programming directions and show you how to use these programs on dozens of real ACT questions. This book includes: > Distance formula > Slope finder > Pythagorean Theorem > Quadratic equation solver > How to solve that scary-looking matrix problem ... and much more!

ACT DeMYSTiFieD

ACT DeMYSTiFieD Author Alexandra Mayzler
ISBN-10 9780071754446
Year 2012-04-20
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Untangle the mystery of mastering the ACT ACT DeMYSTiFieD takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals of preparing for the ACT. It helps you build the skills you need to prepare for the test with: Review sections of the Writing and Math Sample practice tests at the end of each of the 4 sections with complete answer explanations 3 comprehensive practice exams Sample tests designed to match the real ACT in degree of difficulty Classroom-tested tips and strategies for mastering every question type Chapter-opening objectives that give you insight into what you’re going to learn in each step Questions at the end of every chapter reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses “Still Struggling?” icon offers specific recommendations for when you're having difficulty with certain subtopics Includes a final exam for overall self-assessment

The High School Survival Guide

The High School Survival Guide Author Jessica Holsman
ISBN-10 1633533964
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 179
Language en
Publisher Mango
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Over 4.1 million kids enter public high school a year most of whom are clueless as to what awaits. Study with Jess, her YouTube channel, demystifies everything students need to succeed from effective study tips, test taking techniques, and how to navigate all too harrowing social dynamics. Includes workbook exercises, self evaluation goals, and progress timelines. Perfect parent purchase."

5 lb Book of ACT Practice Problems

5 lb  Book of ACT Practice Problems Author Manhattan Prep
ISBN-10 9781941234495
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 1164
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Manhattan Prep’s 5 lb. Book of ACT Practice Problems is an essential resource for any student taking the ACT. Packed with over 1,800 practice problems covering all topics tested on the exam, this book helps students build fundamental skills through targeted practice. Developed by our expert instructors, the problems in this book are sensibly grouped into practice sets and mirror those found on the actual ACT in content, form, and style. Covering every topic within English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing, the problems are accompanied by thorough explanations and provide in-depth guidance to students for review. In addition, progress trackers and topical grading sheets enable students to stay motivated and zero in on weaknesses. This fully up-to-date guide reflects both recent and upcoming enhancements to the ACT. Purchase of this book includes access to additional online resources.

Absolutely on Music

Absolutely on Music Author Haruki Murakami
ISBN-10 9781473520158
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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An intimate conversation about music and creativity, between the internationally bestselling writer and a world-class conductor. ‘My only purpose in this book was for me, as a music lover, to have a discussion of music with the musician Seiji Ozawa that was as open and honest as possible. I simply wanted to bring out the ways that each of us (though on vastly different levels) is dedicated to music.' Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.