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 By Dave Dahl

How to Make ACT Vocabulary PDF

ACT is a very common test in USA. Almost half of high school students will take this test at grade 12. If you browse at internet or visit bookstores, it’s not difficult to find out a plenty of materials to help students prepare ACT test. But, if you want to download an ACT vocabulary PDF somewhere, you probably will feel frustrated. When you search on internet, you may see lots of returns. However, after you try to open some of them, you will disappoint more and more because their contents are far away from your expectation. These PDF files themselves are possibly good in both format and content; the problem is they usually aren’t suitable for your scenario. As we know, ACT vocabulary building is a personalized job. Each student has own vocabulary base and test expectation. So they need to study separate vocabulary PDFs in order to maximize the efficiency. If there are too many known words in PDF, just waste paper and time. If the words in PDF are too hard, may miss some more common words in test preparing. This is why only few people can download an existing ACT vocabulary to exactly match with own circumstances, many students have to give up after repeatedly searching.

Students need PDF of vocabulary for different reasons. Some simply like it easy to read; some have to use it to fit special devices. Now that cannot download an available file, we contribute another solution to get ACT vocabulary PDF: make own vocabulary PDF based on ACT word lists of this web site, and then download it. This PDF will highly meet with your requirement. Work with it will leverage your effort of building vocabulary and enrich your ACT words accumulation efficiently.

There are 3 ACT vocabularies in the web site. For many students, the 3500 ACT Vocabulary is the right one to take as base of personalized PDF. This is a full size list with middle difficulty; and covers requirements of at least half test takers. Of course, if you think other word lists are more close to your circumstances, feel free to use them. As long as you chose the base list, the rest jobs are simple: copy words, definitions, examples, and whatever you like; delete or edit content on demand; and produce PDF file with updated content. Some people may think this sort of copy and paste will cause copyright issue. Yes, here you have to be cautious. This rule is quite plain: don’t share what your copy with others. If don't share the content in any format (including in PDF) with others, you don’t worry about copyright issue.

Finally, let's show how to produce ACT vocabulary PDF. We take 3500 ACT Vocabulary as example. This list is a full size and fitful to most of ACT test takers, so it’s an ideal start point to make own PDF file. Because there are thousands of words, we have to spend a few of hours or days to decide what words are kept and what words are removed. If you just want to experience the steps to make own vocabulary PDF, you may select smaller word list, which can be handled in shorter time. 3500 ACT Vocabulary has been categorized into 12 groups; the first 5 groups’ links are as following.


Click the first group, copy its content to an editor, such as MS Word. We can then update it whatever we need, for example, to remove "read" button. When content is ready, we need a PDF maker for the last step: Make PDF file. You probably don't have PDF maker. Don't worry, you can search a free one from internet. There are lots of free resources to convert text or Word file to PDF file. Our example is converted online through this web site:

http://www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/

Just following instructions of the PDF maker: upload the Word file that we get by copy/paste/edit; download PDF file when it is available. The whole procedure will be done in a few minutes. Is it easy? A personalized ACT vocabulary PDF has been produced with very low cost and effort. Repeat same procedure, you can update content and get revised PDF any time.

We upload the example PDF we just made, which was based on 3500 ACT Vocabulary (Group 1). You can Download ACT PDF to preview.