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ACT PREP
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ACT REMINDERS TEST-TAKING TIPS ACT SUB-TESTS
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ACT FEES--$$$$$
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REGISTRATION FEE--$25 ADDITIONAL FEES
Change Test Dates Stand-by Testing Test Center Change Late Registration Additional Score Reporting

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TEST DATES
October 26, 2002  December 14, 2002  February 8, 2003  April 12, 2003  June 14, 2003
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TEST DAY REMINDERS
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Admission Ticket Photo ID 4 No. 2 Pencils Approved Calculator (Math Subtest only)

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www.act.org
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American College Testing Program School Code: 181733 Programs: Educational Planning Career Planning Workforce Development
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www.fastweb.com
Scholarship Search  College Search  Remember to check via student e-mail
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ACT SUB-TESTS
English  Math  Reading  Science Reasoning
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USAGE AND MECHANICS

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Punctuation Grammar Sentence Structure

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RHETORICAL SKILLS
Strategy  Organization  Style
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EXAMPLE
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PASSAGES APPEAR IN THE LEFT COLUMN

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QUESTIONS APPEAR IN THE RIGHT COLUMN

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If something in the passage is underlined, you decide the correct way to write each underlined part. 12

ZAPPING
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“ZERO-IN AND PICK”

Identify and eliminate incorrect choices before choosing answer
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Watch and look out for redundancy. Watch out for sentence fragments. When you can’t decide between two or three choices, choose the shorter option.
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Pay careful attention to the context in which an item appears. When two parts of the sentence are underlined, solve these two questions together. On many items, you can ZAP out choices “by ear.”
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Study and compare the choices to avoid creating a new error. For all underlined items, reread the sentence after you plug in your choices. When the question number is in a little box, attack it in two steps.
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Step 1: Determine where in the passage you will find the answer. Step 2: Re-read or move on. Sentence or paragraph: re-read Entire passage: ZAP and move on
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Do not waste time on one question!

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