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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  11 reviews
If you need to know it, it's in this book. Cracking the ACT, 2012 Edition has everything you need to master the ACT exam, including:

•Access to 3 full-length practicetests with detailed answer explanations—2in the book and1 online
•Comprehensive and engaging review of content covered in all five sections of the ACT, including rhetorical skills and reading comprehensionfor En
Paperback, 640 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Princeton Review (first published March 21st 1995)
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While the thought of taking tests doesn't make anyone happy, I know I feel better when I am prepared. That's where the Princeton Review came in. Cracking the ACT 2008 Edition was a wonderful source of tips and tricks. I found myself marveling at all the things I was "getting away with" while taking the test. Oftentimes I wondered if maybe I was reading an illegal book that the library had somehow gotten a hold of accidentally, because the things I were reading could not be something they'd just ...more

There are really good sections in this book, and there are sections that only include the basics.

This book is great at strategies, since the real ACT doesn't teach you anything. And you can start from page 1 to the end to know everything about the test contests.

English section : Best part in my opinion because it has an effective strategies like the Complete, consistent, clear and concise.

Math: Good also BUT its drill questions is extremelly basic and its way more complicated in the real test.
Brandon Baggett
This book helped me in many ways to continue to prepare for the ACTs. Out of all the books that I did use, and believe me when I said I had many, this was the most straight forward, practical book to use. I had four other books by Barron (I would be hard pushed to recommend any of them for the ACTs), a book for the reading section, and the book put out by the creators of the test (this is the other book that I would highly recommend because you get to see what the test are really like).

TPR books are great in that they can really teach you a lot and often have several practice tests in them, which I appreciate, but they can be overwhelming. I disagree with the number of strategies they expect you to maintain and use, and there are a very few that I fundamentally disagree with them preaching... but hey, if they work for some kids, that's fine.
Nov 14, 2009 dgw rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who plans to take the ACT in the 2009-2010 school year
Recommended to dgw by: msbroida
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I suppose it could be helpful to some students, but to be honest, I don't think it helped me that much. My score on the ACT was quite respectable, but I think most of it was just me. A month of studying this book didn't change much.

However, it is very useful for becoming familiar with the ACT's different question types.
HAHA, it sure had some good study techniques, and helped me learn how to answer questions faster!! still have some practice tests to take in it, but i read all the sections :) And i can't rate this until i take the test and get my results back!
get some good sleep, take a few practice exams, and skip the books. the content is a joke. they're not testing your knowledge, they're testing your aptitude at taking a test. speed, speed, speed. this book's strategies slow you down.
Finally finished!! Gosh the SAT review book may have been annoying, but it was more entertaining than this review. Fingers crossed that I do well tomorrow. I could already feel the pain of seating for five hours tomorrow....
Very informative and very colloquial. The explanations were understandable (for the most part, but the times that I didn't understand, it was probably my fault).
They could have had more practice tests and the tips for reading and science actually made me waste more time when practicing. Sigh...
This was a decent prep book for the ACTs.
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