Not all ACT test prep books are created equal, and it can be tough to figure out which one is the best for you. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive review of the best ACT prep books available today.
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As far as third-party ACT test prep books go, Barron’s ACT (2014) is one of the best. It’s straightforward, friendly, and thorough–it will feel as comfortable to students as one of their high school textbooks. It’s missing the hip flair of some other test prep books, but it gets the job done. Most importantly, it’s practice questions are pretty good.
Generally speaking, Barron’s ACT 36 is one of the best third-party ACT prep books out there (but not necessarily for the purpose stated in its title–see below). I do love the tone of it; it’s straight to the point without being boring; it’s engaging without trying too hard to be hip (thus vastly reducing eye-rolling […]
In this episode of TuesdACT, we are taking a look at the principles of multiplying and adding even and odd numbers using an example from The Real ACT Prep Guide that lots of students struggle with. Real ACT Prep Guide Test 4 Question 48 on page 599, we are coming for you! Check out […]
This week, we are solving another tricky problem from The Real ACT Prep Guide, aka the “Red Book.” This time it is the Science section we are targeting–specifically Test 2, Question 13 on page 332. This is a question that unsettles a lot of students because it involves a little bit of math. Most […]
In this special episode of TuesdACT (and the next few episodes), we are going to work through solutions to some of the questions in The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition that students are always asking about. We’re kicking it off with a math question on functions from ACT Practice Test 5, Question 60, […]
Along with Kaplan, Princeton Review is generally one of the most popular go-tos for test prep materials. But this doesn’t mean it’s the best. Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of Cracking the ACT is definitely better than a lot of what is out there, but it has some serious flaws. Generally speaking, Cracking the ACT does […]
If I were a student, the cover of Mike Barrett’s ACT Prep Black Book alone would sell it to me. It’s stylish, alluring and its subtitle pronounces it to include “The Most Effective ACT Strategies Ever Published.” Whaaat?!?! I’m in. When you open its cover though, the style factor falls off quite a bit. You […]