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What Can I Do on This Web site?

There are two different areas of study to concentrate on once you've subscribed to our ACT prep site. You can study our ACT test tips and vocabulary lists but most importantly, you can take ACT practice tests and receive immediate feedback via our online grading system and our explanations of the exam answers.

Areas For Study

When you subscribe to ACT prep help from Barron's, you can click on "Test Tips" from the main site menu and be taken to seven different areas that you can study. These include:

  Basic Exam tactics - Here you can browse through general exam tips designed to guide you through the experience of taking the actual ACT examination. There are tips on what you need to "know before you go" here.

  English Test Tactics - This section is devoted to covering the tactics you should use when confronted with English questions on the ACT. It offers both Long-Range and Short-Range strategies for getting the most out of your study time, plus methods of recognizing common mistakes that can be avoided when exam time comes. This sections analyzes and offers tactics on:

* Punctuation
* Basic Grammar and Usage
* Sentence Structure
* Strategy
* Organization
* Style

  English Word Lists - Studying these lists will help you avoid many of the common mistakes made because of the misuse of words and phrases. They include:

* Principle Parts of Verbs
* Inappropriate Colloquialisms
* Frequently Misused or Confused Words

  Math Problem Solving Hints - This section covers a number of basic math strategies and tactics you can use to improve your math score on the ACT. These problem solving methods will give you the confidence required to excel in the ACT math section.

  Key Facts for Math - his section is invaluable as it covers many of the key principles of mathematics from the most basic concepts up through college level formulas that you will need to study for success on the ACT. Areas include:

* Fractions and Decimals
* Ratios and Proportions
* Polynomials
* Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons
* Coordinate Geometry
* Logical Reasoning
* and more!

  Reading Test Tactics - Here you'll find 12 indispensable tactics for improving your score on the Reading Test. There's more than one method of tackling these types of questions and this section will help you decide which ones work best for you. These test-taking tips will answer such questions as:

* "What's the best reading technique?"
* "What are the clues that will help me understand the passage?"
* "Should I underline?"
* "Which do I read first, the passage or questions?"
* "What are 'switchbacks'?"

  Science Reasoning Test Guide and Tactics - This section includes useful information on exactly what to expect on the Science Reasoning test along with proven methods of approaching the various types of questions found in this test. Areas include:

* Desciption of the Three Question Groups
* Explanation of the Three Cognitive Levels
* Analysis of Your Science Background
* Test Taking Strategies and Tactics
* Science Word List

ACT Practice Tests

Here is the focus of the site...taking practice ACT exams online and getting immediate feedback. On BarronsTestPrep.com, you can select from seven ACT exams and either take them from beginning to end, with the optional automatic timer, to practice under actual exam conditions, or you can take your time and practice on particular types of questions and be able to pinpoint your weaker areas by creating exams customized.

Most importantly, once you have finished an ACT practice test and have received a grade, you are then shown detailed analysis of each and every question and it's answers (both correct AND incorrect) in our Report Card section. You will get Barron's 60+ years of expertise in study guides at your finger tips, which is much more valuable than simply having an answer key in front of you.


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