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ACT Recommended Courses and Products

If you need additional help preparing for your ACT, please consider the recommended courses and products listed below.  If you know of any other products that may be useful, or if you have any thoughts on our recommended products, please leave us a comment!

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Recommended ACT Prep Courses

Kaplan ACT Classroom Course

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Test-Guide's Perspective: Kaplan's classroom based course offers 18 hours of classroom instruction combined with 50 hours of web-based lessons.  Course includes full practice tests with score analysis.  Four tests are given in the classroom (with proctors) and six more are available in an online, timed format.  Course materials include Kaplan ACT lesson book and electronic ACT flashcards.  Kaplan's classroom course includes a full money back guarantee of a higher score.

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Kaplan ACT Online Course (ACT on Demand)

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Test-Guide's Perspective: Kaplan's self-paced online course offers 50 hours of web-based instruction and a personalized study plan. 

Course includes 4 full practice tests with score analysis.  Course materials include video tutorials, 1,000 practice questions and electronic ACT flashcards.  Kaplan's on demand course includes a full money back guarantee of a higher score.

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Recommended ACT Books

The Real ACT (CD) 3rd Edition (Real Act Prep Guide)

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Test-Guide's Perspective: This is the "official" study guide from the makers of the ACT.  The key feature of this book is that it includes 5 full-length ACT practice tests that were previously given - no other book gives you access to previous exams.  Book also includes study and exam taking tips as well as insight into test day procedures.

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McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills for a Top Score: ACT Math

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Test-Guide's Perspective: Excellent study guide for the Math portion of the ACT.  Presents tips and strategies in a concise, understandable way.  Includes a pre-test, post-test and 2 additional tests (on CD-Rom).  Book focuses on teaching you fifty math skills that will allow you to conquer any math question on the ACT.

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Cracking the ACT, 2013 Edition (College Test Preparation)

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Test-Guide's Perspective: Princeton Review's take on ACT exam preparation.  The book provides access to 3 full-length practice tests.  The science portion of this book was completely revised in this edition and is very strong.  The book also provides access to online lessons and tutorials for additional practice.

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