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Category: ACT Book Reviews

Kristin Fracchia

ACT Book Review: The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition

Note: The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd Edition is no longer the newest official guide from the makers of the ACT. If you’re looking for information on the newest ACT book from the test-makers, check out our review of The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2016-2017. I know that it initially may seem odd that I […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Book Review: Kaplan ACT 2015

The most immediately appealing aspect of the Kaplan ACT 2015 book–particularly for students who are fighting the test prep battle on their own–is its clear, concise formatting and engaging layout. Overall, Kaplan’s guide presents sound strategy advice and clear instructions. It’s pragmatic, test-specific and doesn’t mess around with stuff you don’t need to know. However, […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Book Review: Cracking the ACT Premium 2015 Edition

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 […]

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Kristin Fracchia

ACT Book Review: ACT Prep Black Book

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 […]

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