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ACT Guide books

‘The Real ACT Prep Guide’ is the most popular ACT test guide used by students for ACT prep. The reason for its popularity is that this ACT test guide has been prepared by the organization that prepares the actual ACT Test. The main advantage of buying The Real ACT Prep Guide is that it contains questions that were asked in the previous ACT tests, in the form of 3 real ACT Tests. Therefore, most students taking the ACT test prefer to buy this ACT test guide over the other books available in the market. This guide also contains various tips and strategies for answering the questions with detailed description of the formatting and composition of the ACT Test including that of the ACT Writing Test. You will also get information on how your ACT scores are interpreted by the college admission committees. This ACT test guide is available with most bookstores. You can also buy it online from ACT’s official web site www.actstudent.org and also from www.amazon.com





A large number of students who have studied from The Real ACT Prep Guide feel that it is necessary to go through this ACT test guide if you want to practice on real questions. The key to succeeding in the ACT test is practice in problem solving and what can be better than practicing on questions from previous ACT tests? However, it is felt that the strategies for answering questions and the explanations for the right and wrong answers have been discussed in more detail in other ACT guides. Especially the students who are preparing for a retest feel that the section, of this ACT test guide, that deals with the format of the questions is not required as they’re already familiar with the type of questions asked. Therefore, if you want to brush up your skills in specific content areas then you may have to go in for some other ACT test guide book in addition to The Real ACT Prep Guide.

Some of the other useful ACT guides are ‘Cracking the ACT’ from Princeton Review and the ‘Kaplan ACT 2007 Premier Program’. This Kaplan ACT test guide comes with a CD ROM containing 2 full length practice tests. There are 2 more practice tests in the Kaplan ACT test guide book. It also contains ACT content review and strategies for a high ACT score. ‘Cracking the ACT’ has been found to be very useful by most students as far as reviewing the basic concepts of high school academics is concerned. However, the Reading section review of this ACT test guide book has been found to be unsatisfactory by a number of students.

ACT Registration

You can register for the ACT test online by logging on to its official web site, www.actstudent.org. You can also look up information regarding test center locations, test dates and last date for registration from this web site A number of high school and college offices provide students with information related to ACT registration. ACT test is conducted on 6 national test dates in test centers throughout the US. You should choose a convenient test date keeping in mind that it takes about a month for the ACT score sheet to be mailed to you from the date you took the test. If you have not been able to get a high ACT score in your first attempt you can plan on taking a retest to improve your ACT scores.

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