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ACT Vocabulary

Overview

McGraw-Hill's ACT Vocabulary application is a powerful study tool that will help you achieve the ACT score you want.


The content was created by teachers from Advantage Education, one of America’s most renowned test-prep course providers.


All of these words have been used on past ACTs. Some of them are included because former students asked about them. Some are included because they have been selected by experienced ACT instructors as representative of the vocabulary level that is expected on the ACT. We have also included some math and science terms with which you should be familiar. 


App Features

Flashcards

Over 500 easy-to-use flashcards. Once you mark a word as "known", it's moved to the Known box.  This allows you to continue building your vocabulary with new words.  At any point, you can reset and shuffle the deck to start over  Make sure to stay familiar with the items in the Known box.


Reference

A comprehensive, alphabetical listing of the words gives you an opportunity to review words at your own pace.  In the section, you can search for a specific word, scroll alphabetically through the word, or quickly jump to a letter with the A-Z side panel.


Setup (for iPhone/iPod touch only)

Setup provides the ability to set the orientation lock and default font size.  The orientation lock is used to prevent the screen from switching back and forth between horizontal and vertical orientations if the device is moved.  When set to "On" it will automatically lock the orientation 10 seconds after starting a flashcard session.  The default font size slider will set the font size used for the flashcards and reference screen descriptions.








McGraw-Hill's SAT Smart Cards


McGraw-Hill's SAT Smart Cards iPhone/iPod Touch application combines innovation with functionality to optimize your test prep experience.  Harness the knowledge of McGraw-Hill's renowned test-prep professionals to achieve the SAT score you deserve.


The content for this application was created by Christopher Black, M.A.Ed., founder and director of College Hill Coaching, a leading provider of individual tutoring services for the SAT, and Mark Anestis, founder and director of The Learning Edge and author of McGraw-Hill's 5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology.


With sample questions in three subjects - Math, Roots, and Writing - you will have the opportunity to hone both your analytical and verbal skills.  In so doing, you will be well-prepared to conquer the SAT.  A dynamic tool, the McGraw-Hill SAT Smart Card application puts the user in control.  Need additional practice in Math?  The application allows you to choose which questions you study and in what order.  Is Vocabulary a challenge?  Focus on the Roots section of the application.  Is Writing your weakness?  Go straight to the Writing sample questions.  McGraw-Hill's SAT Smart Cards application is an invaluable resource for anyone preparing to take the SAT.


Over 100 easy-to-use flashcards. The McGraw-Hill SAT Smart Cards application allows you to move through various types of SAT questions at your own pace.  You may choose a question in one of three separate categories - Math, Roots, and Writing.  You may skip a card that you either do not know or would like to save for later.  A skipped card is added to the end of the list of questions in its category.




AP U.S. History 5 Steps to a 5

In the increasingly competitive world of college admissions, your score on an AP exam can mean the difference between acceptance into the college of your choice and disappointment.  Let the experts at McGraw-Hill help you optimize your study experience and score big on the AP U.S. History exam.  This comprehensive app will enable you to assess your current knowledge level, review the relevant subject matter, and test your skills—all at your own pace.


Designed to assess a user's current knowledge of American history and based closely on the actual AP U.S. History test given each year, this application uses an ingenious 5 step method to prepare students for the exam. 


The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time.


Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program

By delving into the background of the AP U.S History test and scrutinizing the layout of previous tests, users can design a study schedule that works best for them.

Step 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

The app can also be used as a diagnostic tool, assessing a user’s current knowledge level.  This section of the app provides 120 questions spanning 22 historical periods. 

Step 3: Develop the Strategies for Success

As with all exams, there are certain strategies that savvy students can employ to maximize their chances for success.  Different types of questions demand different approaches. 

Step 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

With 499 flashcards, this app provides a thorough review of the major events and themes of this country's history.  From the settling of the Western Hemisphere and Colonial America in the 1400s to the current circumstances of Modern America, the user's historical knowledge will be challenged and broadened by this dynamic tool.

Step 5: Build Your Test-taking Confidence

Once you have completed Steps 1 through 4, you are ready to test your knowledge.  The app provides a full-length practice test which can be timed just as the official AP exam.







McGraw-Hill's U.S. History Quiz

Are you a history buff fascinated by the rich and varied history of this great nation?  Or perhaps you're a student struggling to decipher the timeline and corresponding details of the many milestones that helped to shape America.  Either way the McGraw-Hill U.S. History Quiz app will prove to be an invaluable tool.  


Designed to assess a user's current knowledge of American history and based closely on the actual AP US History test given each year, this application consists of 80 multiple choice questions and provides detailed answers to each one.  The application measures your progress as you go along and allows you to save your work, returning later to finish the test at your convenience.  It also allows for repeated usage since, once completed, you can scramble the questions and take the test all over again.  To minimize frustration, the application also allows the user to skip a question, returning to it at a later time.


The content for this application was created by Stephen Armstrong, author of McGraw-Hill's 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History.  Mr Armstrong is an AP History teacher, supervisor of social studies at Hall High School in West Hartford, and an adjunct professor of history at Central Connecticut State University.   


With each of 80 multiple choice questions providing 5 possible answers, the McGraw-Hill U.S. History Quiz application provides a thorough review of the major events and themes of this country's history.  From the settling of the Western Hemisphere and Colonial America in the 1400s to the current circumstances of Modern America, the user's historical knowledge will be challenged and broadened by this dynamic tool.  So whether your goal is to achieve your best score on the AP exam or simply to expand your personal knowledge of US History, this application will be an indispensable tool.







AP Psychology 5 Steps to a 5

In the increasingly competitive world of college admissions, your score on an AP exam can mean the difference between acceptance into the college of your choice and disappointment. Let the experts at McGraw-Hill help you optimize your study experience and score big on the AP Psychology exam. This comprehensive app will enable you to assess your current knowledge level, review the relevant subject matter, and test your skills—all at your own pace. 


Designed to assess a user's current knowledge and based closely on the actual AP Psychology test given each year, this application uses an ingenious 5 step method to prepare students for the exam. 


The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time.


Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program 

By delving into the background of the AP Psychology test and scrutinizing the layout of previous tests, users can design a study schedule that works best for them.

Step 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

The app can also be used as a diagnostic tool, assessing a user’s current knowledge of the psychological sciences. This section of the app provides approximately 200 questions arranged into 14 categories including historical developments in psychology, the biological bases of behavior, and developmental psychology, to name just a few. 

Step 3: Develop the Strategies for Success

As with all exams, there are certain strategies that savvy students can employ to maximize their chances for success. Different types of questions demand different approaches. 

Step 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

With over 800 flashcards, this app provides a thorough review of the predominant theories defining psychology as a social science. From early behavioral theorists such as John B. Watson and B.F. Skinner to current research methods and treatments, the user's knowledge will be challenged and broadened by this dynamic tool. 

Step 5: Build Your Test-taking Confidence

Once you have completed Steps 1 through 4, you are ready to test your knowledge. The app provides a full-length practice test which can be timed just as the official AP exam.







AP World History 5 Steps to a 5

In the increasingly competitive world of college admissions, your score on an AP exam can mean the difference between acceptance into the college of your choice and disappointment. Let the experts at McGraw-Hill help you optimize your study experience and score big on the AP World History exam. This comprehensive app will enable you to assess your current knowledge level, review the relevant subject matter, and test your skills—all at your own pace. 


Designed to assess a user's current knowledge and based closely on the actual AP World History test given each year, this application uses an ingenious 5 step method to prepare students for the exam. 


The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time.


Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program 

By delving into the background of the AP World History test and scrutinizing the layout of previous tests, users can design a study schedule that works best for them.

Step 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

The app can also be used as a diagnostic tool, assessing a user’s current knowledge of world history. This section of the app provides approximately 200 questions arranged into 27 historical categories including an examination of agrarian societies, political revolutions, social changes, and the continuing evolution of global trade, to name just a few.   

Step 3: Develop the Strategies for Success

As with all exams, there are certain strategies that savvy students can employ to maximize their chances for success. Different types of questions demand different approaches. 

Step 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

With over 300 flashcards, this app provides a thorough review of the major periods and significant milestones that have shaped World History.  From the rise of early civilizations to the numerous conflicts and world wars that have defined our modern day existence, this app covers it all.  With no stone left unturned, the user's knowledge will be challenged and broadened by this dynamic tool. 

Step 5: Build Your Test-taking Confidence

Once you have completed Steps 1 through 4, you are ready to test your knowledge. The app provides a full-length practice test which can be timed just as the official AP exam.







AP U.S. Government & Politics 5 Steps to a 5

In the increasingly competitive world of college admissions, your score on an AP exam can mean the difference between acceptance into the college of your choice and disappointment. Let the experts at McGraw-Hill help you optimize your study experience and score big on the AP U.S. Government & Politics exam. This comprehensive app will enable you to assess your current knowledge level, review the relevant subject matter, and test your skills—all at your own pace. 


Designed to assess a user's current knowledge and based closely on the actual AP U.S. Government & Politics test given each year, this application uses an ingenious 5 step method to prepare students for the exam. 


The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time.


Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program 

By delving into the background of the AP U.S. Government & Politics test and scrutinizing the layout of previous tests, users can design a study schedule that works best for them.

Step 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

The app can also be used as a diagnostic tool, assessing a user’s current knowledge of U.S. Government & Politics. This section of the app provides approximately 100 questions arranged into 11 categories beginning with a discussion of the origins and development of American government and concluding with an examination of politics and policy-making, both historical and modern-day.  

Step 3: Develop the Strategies for Success

As with all exams, there are certain strategies that savvy students can employ to maximize their chances for success. Different types of questions demand different approaches. 

Step 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

With 243 flashcards, this app provides a thorough review of the intricacies of the American form of government as well as the significant milestones that have defined leadership in this great nation.  From the establishment of the fundamental pillars of our democracy to an examination of our two party system and an ever-changing political culture that shapes American society even today, this app covers it all.  With no stone left unturned, the user's knowledge will be challenged and broadened by this dynamic tool. 

Step 5: Build Your Test-taking Confidence

Once you have completed Steps 1 through 4, you are ready to test your knowledge. The app provides a full-length practice test which can be timed just as the official AP exam.







AP European History 5 Steps to a 5

In the increasingly competitive world of college admissions, your score on an AP exam can mean the difference between acceptance into the college of your choice and disappointment. Let the experts at McGraw-Hill help you optimize your study experience and score big on the AP European History exam. This comprehensive app will enable you to assess your current knowledge level, review the relevant subject matter, and test your skills—all at your own pace. 


Designed to assess a user's current knowledge and based closely on the actual AP European History test given each year, this application uses an ingenious 5 step method to prepare students for the exam. 


The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time.


Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program 

By delving into the background of the AP European History test and scrutinizing the layout of previous tests, users can design a study schedule that works best for them.

Step 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

The app can also be used as a diagnostic tool, assessing a user’s current knowledge of European History. This section of the app provides approximately 125 questions arranged into 16 historical time periods beginning with Recovery and Expansion (1300-1600) and ending with the Cold War and beyond (1945-present).  

Step 3: Develop the Strategies for Success

As with all exams, there are certain strategies that savvy students can employ to maximize their chances for success. Different types of questions demand different approaches. 

Step 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

With nearly 300 flashcards, this app provides a thorough review of the major periods and significant milestones that have shaped European History.  From the challenges posed by the Hundred Years War and the Black Death in the 14th century to the numerous conflicts and cultural revolutions that have defined modern day Europe, this app covers it all.  With no stone left unturned, the user's knowledge will be challenged and broadened by this dynamic tool. 

Step 5: Build Your Test-taking Confidence

Once you have completed Steps 1 through 4, you are ready to test your knowledge. The app provides a full-length practice test which can be timed just as the official AP exam.







AP Biology 5 Steps to a 5

In the increasingly competitive world of college admissions, your score on an AP exam can mean the difference between acceptance into the college of your choice and disappointment. Let the experts at McGraw-Hill help you optimize your study experience and score big on the AP Biology exam. This comprehensive app will enable you to assess your current knowledge level, review the relevant subject matter, and test your skills—all at your own pace. 


Designed to assess a user's current knowledge and based closely on the actual AP Biology test given each year, this application uses an ingenious 5 step method to prepare students for the exam. 


The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time.


Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program 

By delving into the background of the AP Biology test and scrutinizing the layout of previous tests, users can design a study schedule that works best for them.

Step 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

The app can also be used as a diagnostic tool, assessing a user’s current knowledge of biology. This section of the app provides approximately 175 questions arranged into 15 categories including chemistry, heredity, and behavioral ecology, to name just a few.   

Step 3: Develop the Strategies for Success

As with all exams, there are certain strategies that savvy students can employ to maximize their chances for success. Different types of questions demand different approaches. 

Step 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

With over 700 flashcards, this app provides a thorough review of the major scientific discoveries and theories that have shaped our understanding of biology today.  From the complexity of human physiology with an examination of all the systems of the body to a close look at molecular genetics and heredity, this app covers it all.  With no stone left unturned, the user's knowledge will be challenged and broadened by this dynamic tool. 

Step 5: Build Your Test-taking Confidence

Once you have completed Steps 1 through 4, you are ready to test your knowledge. The app provides a full-length practice test which can be timed just as the official AP exam.







AP Microeconomics Macroeconomics 5 Steps to a 5

In the increasingly competitive world of college admissions, your score on an AP exam can mean the difference between acceptance into the college of your choice and disappointment. Let the experts at McGraw-Hill help you optimize your study experience and score big on the AP Microeconomics Macroeconomics exam. This comprehensive app will enable you to assess your current knowledge level, review the relevant subject matter, and test your skills—all at your own pace. 


Designed to assess a user's current knowledge and based closely on the actual AP Microeconomics Macroeconomics test given each year, this application uses an ingenious 5 step method to prepare students for the exam. 


The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time.


Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program 

By delving into the background of the AP Microeconomics Macroeconomics test and scrutinizing the layout of previous tests, users can design a study schedule that works best for them.

Step 2: Determine Your Test Readiness

The app can also be used as a diagnostic tool, assessing a user’s current knowledge of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. This section of the app provides approximately 75 questions arranged into 15 topics beginning with the fundamentals of economic analysis and covering such microeconomic subjects as elasticity and market structure as well as macroeconomic topics such as fiscal and monetary policy and international trade, to name just a few.   

Step 3: Develop the Strategies for Success

As with all exams, there are certain strategies that savvy students can employ to maximize their chances for success. Different types of questions demand different approaches. 

Step 4: Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

With over 250 flashcards, this app provides a thorough review of the major underpinnings and significant schools of thought regarding both micro- and macroeconomics.  From the basic law of supply and demand to a more in-depth look at how firms operate and, finally, to a broader macroeconomic perspective on economic growth and productivity, this app covers it all.  With no stone left unturned, the user's knowledge will be challenged and broadened by this dynamic tool. 

Step 5: Build Your Test-taking Confidence

Once you have completed Steps 1 through 4, you are ready to test your knowledge. The app provides a full-length practice test which can be timed just as the official AP exam.







500 AP Questions 5 Steps to a 5 apps

Add these little gems to your exam prep toolbox and kick your studying into high gear.  Whether you've been studying for months or are just beginning to prepare, these apps will get you where you need to be.  With 500 separate questions and detailed answers based closely on the material in the current exams, these apps are a comprehensive tool designed to test your current knowledge and master any unfamiliar material.


The questions and corresponding explanations are organized according to topics, allowing for closer focus on weak areas.  Feeling confident about your test readiness?  Then take a practice test where you select the number of random questions included, from 25 to 500.

Need more review of, say, the Early English Colonies or the Civil War?  Then select these topics for intensive review.  Don't want the questions scrambled each time you take the test?  These apps allows you to turn off this feature in the settings menu. 

AP, Advanced Placement Program, and College Board are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.







CompTIA Network+ Mike Meyers' Certification Passport
Test Prep


Master the CompTIA Network+ exam with ease with the help of this innovative, dynamic app. Let the experts at McGraw-Hill, leaders in professional certification, guide you to success in your networking career.


With the inclusion of 70 checkpoints touching on a wide variety of topics from network fundamentals to wide-area-networking to trouble-shooting, the app provides a comprehensive review of networking basics. Beyond the checkpoints – each a handy synposis of a Security+ objective in the textbook – the app includes over 100 practice exam questions and answers designed to test your knowledge and assess your test readiness. With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the CompTIA Network+ exam, this certification passport is your ticket to success on exam day.


Content for this app is derived from the book, CompTIA Network+ Mike Meyers' Certification Passport, written by Glen E. Clarke, MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, MCT, CEH, SCNP, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, an independent trainer and consultant, focusing on network security and Web application development. He has authored and edited more than a dozen certification books, including CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide, Fourth Edition.


About the Series Editor: Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP, is the bestselling author of six editions of CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and several other computer books. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.







CompTIA A+ Mike Meyers' Certification Passport
Test Prep


Master the CompTIA A+ exam with ease with the help of this innovative, dynamic app.  Let the experts at McGraw-Hill, leaders in professional certification, guide you to success in your systems career.  Enjoy the portability and ease-of-use of this app, ultimately coming away with an enriched understanding of the electronic systems that comprise the modern-day personal computer.


With the inclusion of over 70 checkpoints touching on a wide variety of topics from motherboards and processors to network interfaces and operating systems, this app provides a comprehensive review of computing basics.  Beyond the checkpoints--each a handy synposis of an A+ objective in the textbook--the app includes over 220 practice exam questions and answers designed to test your knowledge and assess your test readiness.  With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the CompTIA A+ exam, this certification passport is your ticket to success on exam day.


About the Authors: Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP, is the bestselling author of six editions of CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and several other computer books. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.


Scott Jernigan has edited and contributed to more than a dozen books on computer literacy, hardware, operating systems, networking, and certification. His latest book is Computer Literacy: Your Ticket to IC3 Certification (2006). Scott co-authored the best-selling All-in-One A+ Certification Exam Guide, 5th edition, and the A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs (both with Mike Meyers).






CompTIA Security+ Mike Meyers' Certification Passport
Test Prep


Master the CompTIA Security+ exam with ease with the help of this innovative, dynamic app.  Let the experts at McGraw-Hill, leaders in professional certification, guide you to success in your systems career.  Enjoy the portability and ease-of-use of this app while broadening your knowledge of the securitization of computer systems and networks.


With the inclusion of over 70 checkpoints touching on a wide variety of topics from access control and authentication to disaster recovery and incident response, this app provides a comprehensive review of computer security.  Beyond the checkpoints – each a handy synposis of a Security+ objective in the textbook – the app includes 130 practice exam questions and answers designed to test your knowledge and assess your test readiness.  With an intensive focus on only what you need to know to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam, this certification passport is your ticket to success on exam day.


About the Authors: Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP, is the bestselling author of six editions of CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and several other computer books. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.


Trevor Kay has been the key security contact at STIHL Limited, and is currently an independent consultant and author. He has served as a Subject Matter Expert for CompTIA on their Server+ and Linux+ certification development and has continuing close ties there – including with the Security+ exam development team. He authored Server+ Certification Bible, Linux+ Certification Bible and co-authored Network+ Certification Bible.






Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology High Yield Review
Test Prep


Studying for medical pharmacology course exams or the USMLE?  Make sure that this comprehensive and innovative app is in your arsenal.  Derived from the highly respected Katzung and Trevor's Pharmacology Examination and Board Review 9th Edition, this app has the broadest scope of any on the market today.


Test your knowledge by designing a practice test using the 748 unique questions available within the app.  Need to review the information first?  Utilize the 332 flashcards of high-yield terms and 200 flashcards of key drugs to solidify your understanding of the concepts.  The app goes a step farther in preparing students for their exams by providing valuable test taking tips and strategies.  With information specific to the USMLE as well as generic test prep advice, this app is sure to become an indispensable tool to any medical pharmacology student preparing for exams.  


About the Authors:


Anthony J. Trevor, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology and Toxicology 

Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology 

University of California, San Francisco 

San Francisco, CA


Bertram G. Katzung, MD, PhD 

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology 

Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology 

University of California, San Francisco 

San Francisco, CA


Susan B. Masters, PhD 

Associate Professor of Pharmacology 

Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology 

University of California, San Francisco 

San Francisco, CA






Physician Assistant Exam Review
Test Prep


Are you a Physician Assistant working toward recertification or a student sitting for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) for the first time?  Either way, this comprehensive and dynamic app will be an indispensable study aid.  As life rushes by, optimize your preparation time by using this powerful app where ever and whenever you can.  Great for last-minute studying on clinical rotations, this app is the perfect tool to have at your fingertips.  Derived from the highly respected Pearls of Wisdom Physician Assistant Exam Review 4th Edition published by McGraw-Hill, this app has the broadest scope of any on the market today.

With over 4,300 practice questions and answers organized into 18 major categories, this app provides a rigorous review of key concepts and clinical pearls.  Test your overall knowledge by answering randomly generated questions from all categories or target areas of weakness by focusing on a specific category.  Not sure how to interpret an EKG?  Choose the cardiovascular section and review the 282 questions listed there.  Need a refresher on drug interactions?  Take a look at the 487 questions in the pharmacology/toxicology category.  


With content following the NCCPA blueprint, emphasis is placed on distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success.  This high-yield review is the perfect compliment to larger texts and delivers an intense, streamlined review in the days and weeks before your exam.  Beyond content review, this app goes a step farther by providing valuable test taking tips and strategies.  With information specific to the PANCE and PANRE as well as general test prep advice, this app is a must-have tool for anyone preparing for these exams.    


About the Authors:


Daniel Thibodeau, MHP, PA-C

Assistant Professor 

Physician Assistant Program 

Eastern Virginia Medical School 

Norfolk, VA 


Scott Plantz, MD

Clinical Professor 

Chicago Medical School 

Mt. Sinai Medical Center 

Chicago, IL






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