CliffsTestPrep PCAT: 5 Practice Tests [NOOK Book]

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Overview

Your guide to a higher score on the PCAT



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About the contents:

Introduction
* A detailed description of the test so you know what to expect
* How to answer multiple-choice questions
* The Critical Thinking Essay and how to approach it, including basic writing techniques
* 5 sample topics for both argumentative and problem-solving essay topics
* How to get the most out of the practice tests


5 Full-Length Practice Tests with Answers and Explanations
* Tests simulate the question/answer sections of the actual exam
* Each practice test covers the 5 subject areas tested: verbal ability, biology, reading comprehension, quantitative ability, and chemistry
* Each test also gives you the opportunity to practice writing a Critical Thinking Essay
* Answers and explanations help you gauge your results and pinpoint areas to review


Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes

An American BookWorks Corporation Project

Contributors: Elaine Bender, MA; Richard Bleil, PhD; Tracy Halward, PhD; Barbara Laurain, MS; and Mark Weinfeld, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544185616
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 936,251
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Since 1976, American BookWorks Corporation has been producing and publishing a wide variety of educational books for many of the major publishing houses. The company specializes in Test Preparation books, as well as K-12 Review Books and Study Guides. In its role as a book producer, it functions as a co-publisher, providing publishers with strong editorial, marketing, and technological expertise, based on more than 30 years of experience.   Since 1976 AMERICAN BOOKWORKS CORPORATION has been producing and publishing a wide variety of educational books in conjunction with many of the major publishing houses. The company specializes in test preparation books, as well as K-12 review books and study guides. In its role as a book producer, it functions as a "co-publisher," providing publishers with strong editorial, marketing, and technological expertise, based on almost 40 years of experience.
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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION.

Introduction.

About the Test.

Verbal Ability.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Critical Thinking Essay.

How to Answer Multiple-Choice Questions.

Basics of Good Writing: The Critical Thinking Essay.

I. Prewriting: How to Begin a Writing Assignment.

The Writing Process.

The Steps in Writing.

Types of Writing.

Understanding Your Assignment.

Understanding Your Audience.

Choosing a Topic.

Topic Versus Thesis.

Writing a Thesis Statement.

II. Prewriting: Generating Content for Your Writing.

Finding Examples and Evidence.

The Importance of Specific Details.

Quoting and Paraphrasing.

The Writing Assignment.

Argument or Problem-Solving Essays.

III. Organizing and Drafting.

Working from a Thesis Statement.

Spatial or Chronological Organization.

Dividing a Subject into Categories.

Organizing Essays of Comparison and Contrast.

Inductive or Deductive Patterns of Organization.

Outlining.

Informal Outlines.

Formal Outlines.

Sentence Outlines and Topic Outlines.

Drafting.

The Paragraph.

Paragraph Length.

Paragraph Unity.

Paragraph Coherence.

Connecting Sentences through Ideas.

Connecting with Words and Phrases.

Connecting Paragraphs in an Essay.

Beginnings and Introductions.

Endings and Conclusions.

Suggestions for Conclusions.

IV: Revising and Editing.

Titles.

Reviewing the First Draft.

Preparing the Final Draft.

Writing and Editing a Draft.

Spell-Checking, Grammar-Checking, and Search-and-Replace Functions.

Final Checklist.

Purpose, Audience, and Tone.

Examples, Evidence, and Details.

Structure.

Language and Style.

Sentence Construction.

Grammar.

V: Sample Topics.

Argumentative Essay Topics.

Problem Solving Topics.

Practice!

PART II: PRACTICE TESTS.

PCAT Practice Test 1.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

PCAT Chemistry.

Critical Thinking Essay.

Answer Key for Practice Test 1.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative.

Chemistry.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative.

Chemistry.

PCAT Practice Test 2.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Critical Thinking Essay.

Answer Key for Practice Test 2.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

PCAT Practice Test 3.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Critical Thinking Essay.

Answer Key for Practice Test 3.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 3.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

PCAT Practice Test 4.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Critical Thinking Essay.

Answer Key for Practice Test 4.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 4.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

PCAT Practice Test 5.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Critical Thinking Essay.

Answer Key for Practice Test 5.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

Complete Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 5.

Verbal Ability: Analogies.

Verbal Ability: Sentence Completions.

Biology.

Reading Comprehension.

Quantitative Ability.

Chemistry.

PART III: APPENDIX.

Periodic Table of Elements.

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    Save yourself some hassle--DONT buy it.

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