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 By Dave Dahl

How to Make ACT Vocabulary PDF

1. Why Personalized ACT Vocabulary PDF
ACT is a well-known college admission test in the USA. Almost half of high school students will take this test at grade 12. If you browse on the Internet or visit bookstores, it's easy to find out plenty of materials to prepare ACT. But, if you want to download an ACT vocabulary PDF somewhere, you probably will feel frustrated.

When you search on the Internet, you indeed see lots of PDF files. However, after you open them, you will disappoint again and again because their contents are away from your expectation more or less. These PDF files are possibly right in both format and content for some use case; the problem is they usually aren't suitable for your scenario.

As we know, ACT vocabulary building is a personalized job. Each student has one's vocabulary base and test goal. So they need personalized vocabulary PDFs to maximize efficiency. If there are too many known words in PDF, just wasting paper and time. If the words in PDF are too hard, may miss some more common words in test preparing. It is why only a few people can download an existing ACT vocabulary that happens to match their circumstances exactly, and many students have to give up after repeatedly searching.

Students need vocabulary PDF for different reasons. Some simply like it easy to read; some have to use it to fit special devices. If you fail to download an available file, we introduce another solution to get ACT vocabulary PDF: make our own vocabulary PDF based on ACT word lists of this web site and then download and print it. This PDF will completely meet with your requirement and leverage your effort to enrich ACT words accumulation efficiently.

2. Create Own ACT Vocabulary PDF
There are 2 ACT vocabularies in the web site. For many students, the 3500 ACT Vocabulary is the right one to be the base of personalized PDF. It is a full-size list with middle difficulty; and covers requirements of most test-takers. Of course, if you think other word lists are more close to your circumstance, 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; produce PDF file with updated content. (Since Oct 10, 2019, you need to sign on with a VIP account to access full word list on the website.)

Finally, let's show how to produce ACT vocabulary PDF. We take 3500 ACT Vocabulary as an example. This list is fitful to most of ACT test-takers, so it's an ideal start point to make personalized PDF file.

Because it includes thousands of words, we have to spend a few hours or days to decide what words are kept and what words are removed. If you want to experience the steps to make your vocabulary PDF, you may select a smaller word list, which can be handled in a shorter time. We categorized 3500 ACT Vocabulary into 12 groups; the first two groups' links are as follows.
Click the first group, copy its content to an editor, such as MS Word. We can then update it, for example, to remove some known words. When content is ready, we need a PDF maker for the last step: Make PDF file. You probably don't have a PDF maker yet. Don't worry; you can search for a free one from the Internet. There are lots of free resources to convert text or Word file to PDF file. Our example are converted online through web sites:
  • https://www.freepdfconvert.com/
  • https://online2pdf.com/
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 lower cost and effort. Repeating the same procedure, you can update content and get a revised PDF at any time.

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

4. Save or Print Vocabulary
We have 2 ACT vocabularies on the web site. Below are buttons for each sub-list of them, which bring you an exclusive page to print or save as PDF for the selected group.

3500 ACT Vocabulary
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Group 5Group 6Group 7Group 8Group 9Group 10Group 11Group 12
ESL ACT Vocabulary
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4

5. Save or Print Vocabulary - ESL
A few ACT test-takers are ESL (English as Second Language) students, who possibly need to add explanations in home language to their PDF. We have two lists with definitions in a total of 20 languages. Don't miss them if your home language is in them.