I’m looking for Best ACT Prep Book 2013. I recently took ACT test for the first time and got the following scores are
- Composite: 33
- Math: 35
- English: 32
- Science: 33
- Reading: 33
I spent less than 3 weeks preparing for ACT using The Red Book – The Real ACT Prep Guide. I want to improve my ACT score to 35 and I was wondering which is the best ACT prep book for 2013?
Note : ACT Prep books Updated for 2013
You have to buy few ACT prep books depending on your target test score and current skill level.
- ACT Prep Books for Practice Tests
- ACT Prep books for Strategies
Best ACT Prep Book 2013 and Study Guides
Composite score of 33 with 3 weeks of ACT Test prep is awesome. With little more prep time, you can improve your score to 35.
- The Real ACT (Official Test Prep Guide – 3rd Edition) – Must Have
- Princeton Review – Cracking the ACT 2013
- 1,296 ACT Practice Questions
- Barron’s ACT 36
- Barron’s ACT Flash Cards
- Grammar Workbook for the SAT, ACT, and More
- Barron’s 6 ACT Practice Tests
- McGraw-Hill’s 10 ACT Practice Tests
- Kaplan ACT 2013 Premier
- The One Hour ACT Guide: Quick Tips for ACT Success (kindle)
- Gruber’s Complete ACT Guide 2013
The Real ACT – Red Book Review
- The Real ACT (Must Have)
As a full-time test prep tutor, I know that students who take several real practice tests do better than those who don’t. Unfortunately, the previous edition of this book only included three tests – so I was happy to see this edition includes five. Take all five of these tests, and you’ll be familiar with what the ACT will throw at you on test day. However, don’t expect the ACT to give you insightful advice about its own test in the answer explanations – those explanations are usually convoluted and technical. – Amazon Review
This is must have and best ACT prep book 2013 with 5 practice tests.
As the reviewer wrote, you will not get strategies in this book, but the practice tests will give same feel as Real ACT Test.
Here is another book for ACT practice tests – Barron’s 6 ACT Practice Tests
Best ACT Prep Books for Strategies
Following 3 ACT Prep books are recommended for learn test prep strategies to boost your ACT Score.
Cracking the ACT Book Review
This is a very good review book that covers in-depth topics, general refreshers, and provides some strategies that help you manage your time. The strategies it provides are pretty effective and really help you make your way through the test faster. The book is worth the price for the strategies alone. (from amazon). Cracking the ACT
Barrons ACT Flash Cards
The English cards gave him a step by step approach to identifying all of the grammar errors encountered on the ACT; the Math cards delivered a complete range of formulas and strategies for mastering the math section. In addition, the test tips and tools are complete and on target.
Another student found that the Science cards not only gave him the information he needed to excel on the science section, but also helped him diminish his test anxiety. I would highly recommend this product!
In addition to best ACT test prep book 2013 listed above, you may have to buy few books to improve your score for individual section – Math, English, Science and Reading.