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CliffsNotes CBEST, 7th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-45453-4
384 pages
April 2010
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Your guide to a higher score on CBEST ®:

California Basic Education Skills Test

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About the Contents:

Introduction

  • Description and format of the exam

  • CBEST: California Basic Education Skills Test scoring

  • Commonly asked questions

Part I: Analysis of Exam Areas

  • Reading

  • Graphs and Charts

  • Mathematics

  • Writing

Part II: Mathematics Review

  • Symbols, Terminology, Formulas, and General Mathematical Information

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Measurement

Part III: Four Full-Length Practice Exams

  • Each practice exam includes the same number of questions as the actual exam

  • The practice exams come complete with answers and explanations for all questions

  • Model essay responses include grader comments

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Introduction to the CBEST: California Basic Educational Skills Test.

General Description.

Format and Scoring of the CBEST.

Allotting Time on the CBEST.

Questions Commonly Asked about the CBEST Examination.

Getting Started: Five Steps to Success on the CBEST.

Three Successful Approaches to the Multiple-Choice Questions.

The "Plus-Minus" Approach.

Paper-Based Strategy.

Computer-Administered Strategy.

The Elimination Approach.

Paper-Based Strategy.

Computer-Administered Strategy.

The "Avoiding Misreads" Approach.

Taking the Computer-Based CBEST.

Computer-Administered Tutorial.

Computer Screen Layout.

PART I: ANALYSIS OF EXAM AREAS.

The Reading Section.

The Mathematics Section.

Introduction to Graphs and Charts.

The Writing Section.

PART II: MATHEMATICS REVIEW.

Symbols, Terminology, Formulas, and General Mathematical Information.

Arithmetic.

Algebra.

Measurement.

PART III: PRACTICE-REVIEW-ANALYZE-PRACTICE.

Practice Test 1.

Answer Key and Analysis for Practice Test 1.

Answers and Complete Explanations for Practice Test 1.

Practice Test 2.

.Answer Key and Analysis for Practice Test 2.

.Practice Test 3.

.Answer Key and Analysis for Practice Test 3.

Answers and Complete Explanations for Practice Test 3.

Practice Test 4.

Answer Key and Analysis for Practice Test 4.

Answers and Complete Explanations for Practice Test 4.

PART IV: FINAL PREPARATION.

The Final Touches.

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Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D., was a national authority in the field of test preparation. His test-prep company, Bobrow

Test Preparation Services, continues to administer test-preparation programs at over 25 California institutions.

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