California High School Exit Exam

California High School Exit Exam : English Language Arts

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The "CliffsTestPrep" series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and, thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps. "CliffsTestPrep California High School Exit Exam: English-Language Arts" can help you pass this critical competency exam necessary for high school graduation. More and more high schools are requiring exit exams in order to ensure that all students graduate with a thorough knowledge of state standards in mathematics. This easy-to-use 'CAHSEE English-Language Arts Preparation Guide' gives you that extra edge with: three full-length practice tests; samples and strategies for all question types; review of the California English-Language Arts standards; answers to common questions about the test; and, analysis charts to help you spot your weaknesses, including Essay Checklists.This book will help you understand the types of questions that will test your knowledge of state standards for grades 8 and 10.
In addition, you'll hone your knowledge in all of the key subject areas, such as: word analysis - discovering meaning; reading comprehension - understanding the main idea, purpose and tone; literary response and analysis - understanding characters, relationships, fiction, theme, and poetry; writing strategies - finding and correcting errors; and, writing conventions - writing an essay. With guidance from the "CliffsTestPrep" series, you'll feel at home in any standardized-test environment!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 20mm | 493g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0764559389
  • 9780764559389
  • 2,387,385

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Your complete guide to a higher score on the new CAHSEE: English-Language ArtsWhy CliffsTestPrep Guides?Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need--fast! Written by test prep specialistsAbout the contents: IntroductionUnderstanding the test format and scoringAnswering your questions about the testReviewing important test-taking strategiesPlanning your study timePart I: Working Toward SuccessSample questions and suggested approachesAnalysis of question typesGuidelines for writing the essaySample essays with critiquesPart II: ReviewsHow to analyze prose and poetryPrefixes, suffixes, and rootsGrammar and usageLiterary termsPart III: Three Full-Length Practice Tests with Answers and Explanations PlusCharts to help you spot areas you need to reviewEssays checklistsTest Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes(R)
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Table of contents

Introduction.PART I: WORKING TOWARD SUCCESS.CAHSEE English-Language Arts: Reading.CAHSEE English-Language Arts: Writing.PART II: REVIEWS.Punctuation and Grammar Review.Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots.Analyzing Prose and Poetry.Literature Key Terms.PART III: PRACTICE TESTS.Practice Test 1Practice Test 2Practice Test 3.PART IV: FINAL PREPARATION AND SOURCES.The Final Touches.A Comprehensive List of Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots (for Reference).Sources.
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About Jerry Bobrow

Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D. is an award-winning educator and author. He is a national authority in the field of test preparation and has been administering the test preparation programs for most California state universities for the past 30 years. Each and every year he administers over 500 programs assisting over 17,000 students in preparing for standardized exams. Dr. Bobrow has authored over 40 national best-selling test preparation books including Cliffs Preparation Guides for the CSET, MSAT, GRE, GMAT, the NEW SAT PSAT/NMSQT, CBEST, NTE, PPST, ELM, GED, TAKS, CAHSEE Math, CAHSEE English-Language Arts, and ACT.
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