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Unweighted GPA:** 3.7**

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SAT: **720 math**

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| **800 verbal**

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Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

I'm preparing for the ACT and I'm trying to focus on the math section. What specific math topics should I review before taking the test? Are there any resources that you recommend?

5 months ago

The ACT Math section covers a wide range of topics, including pre-algebra, basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Here's a more detailed breakdown of topics to review for the ACT Math:

1. Pre-Algebra: basic arithmetic, fractions, decimals, integers, exponents, square roots, and basic probability

2. Elementary Algebra: linear equations, inequalities, systems of equations, quadratics, polynomials, factoring, and functions

3. Intermediate Algebra: algebraic expressions, functions, logarithms, sequences and series, matrices, and complex numbers

4. Coordinate Geometry: points, lines, slopes, distance, graphing, and conic sections

5. Plane Geometry: angles, triangles, similarity, congruence, quadrilaterals, circles, areas, and volumes

6. Trigonometry: right triangles, sine, cosine, tangent, trigonometric identities, and the unit circle

To help you prepare for the ACT Math section, you’ll want to take advantage of the available resources. Here are some recommendations:

1. Official ACT website: The ACT provides free resources, including test prep guides and practice tests that will familiarize you with the exam format and questions types.

2. Khan Academy: While Khan Academy doesn't have specific ACT preparation materials, they offer comprehensive lessons and practice problems on individual math topics covered in the test.

3. ACT Math specific prep books: There are various books available that focus specifically on ACT Math, you might check out popular options like "The College Panda's ACT Math" or "Barron's ACT Math and Science Workbook."

4. CollegeVine: CollegeVine offers a test prep program tailored to the ACT that allows you to create a personalized study plan, complete targeted practice exercises, and get access to full-length practice tests and explanations.

By understanding the topics covered on the ACT Math section and utilizing the recommended resources, you should be well-prepared for the test. Best of luck!

5 months ago

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