CliffsNotes CBEST, 7th EditionISBN: 9780470454534
384 pages
April 2010

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 FullLength 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
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 MultipleChoice Questions.
The "PlusMinus" Approach.
PaperBased Strategy.
ComputerAdministered Strategy.
The Elimination Approach.
PaperBased Strategy.
ComputerAdministered Strategy.
The "Avoiding Misreads" Approach.
Taking the ComputerBased CBEST.
ComputerAdministered 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: PRACTICEREVIEWANALYZEPRACTICE.
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.
Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D., was a national authority in the field of test preparation. His testprep company, Bobrow
Test Preparation Services, continues to administer testpreparation programs at over 25 California institutions.
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