Cracking the CBEST: California Basic Education Skills Test

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If It's on the CBEST, It's in This Book
We don't try to teach you everything there is to know about mathematics, reading, and writing –only the techniques you'll need to score higher on the CBEST. There's a big difference. In Cracking the CBEST, we'll teach you how to think like the test writers and

·Eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool you
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Overview

If It's on the CBEST, It's in This Book
We don't try to teach you everything there is to know about mathematics, reading, and writing –only the techniques you'll need to score higher on the CBEST. There's a big difference. In Cracking the CBEST, we'll teach you how to think like the test writers and

·Eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool you
·Prepare for the new challenges of the revised CBEST
·Raise your score by mastering the critical analysis and evaluation area of the reading section
·Ace the math section by knowing what to expect

This book includes 2 full-length practice CBEST exams. All of our practice questions are just like the ones you’ll see on the actual CBEST, and we fully explain every solution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375762635
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/10/2002
  • Series: TEACH CERT
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 249,432
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 10.81 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

The Princeton Review is the fastest growing test-preparation company in the country, with over 60 franchise offices in the nation. Each year, we help more than 2 million students prepare for college, grad school, professional licensing exams, and successful careers.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
PART I: ORIENTATION 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Test-Taking Strategies 9
PART II: CRACKING THE READING SECTION 15
3 Critical Analysis and Evaluation Questions 29
4 Reading Comprehension and Research Skills 43
PART III: CRACKING THE MATHEMATICS SECTION 63
5 Estimation, Measurement, and Statistical Principles 73
6 Computation and Problem Solving 115
7 Numerical and Graphical Relationships 137
PART IV: CRACKING THE WRITING SECTION 155
PART V: TAKING THE CBEST 173
8 Practice Test 1 179
9 Answers and Explanations to Practice Test 1 225
10 Practice Test 2 281
11 Answers and Explanations to Practice Test 2 329
About the Author 381

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2004

    This is the only CBEST review book you'll need!

    I just took and passed CBEST, and Cracking the CBEST was a huge help. The practice tests were written at the level of CBEST and in exactly the same format as the real test. The reading and math skills review sections provide practical and useful hints on test-taking, and provide just enough information to pass the CBEST easily. I also used the Barron's and Learning Express CBEST review books, but the Princeton Review provided by far and away the most focused and accurate preparation for CBEST. This is the only book you'll need to pass CBEST.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Very helpful

    I liked this book a lot. It's an easy read and I like how they explain their answers and how to get there. I wish they had more practice questions within the content pages, but they do have 2 whole practice tests. I would recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    This manual is extremely helpful!

    Easy to use, divides the categories and topics into easy to read and review. Particularly helpful were the sample tests.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2009

    Excellent study guide; comprehensive and easy-to-use

    Yep. Passed all 3 sections of the CBEST on my first try with high scores thanks to this study guide. Loved the very in-depth review of all of the sections. Forgot how to divide fractions? This book reviews it for you. Forgot how to calculate the probability of rolling two six's on a pair of dice? The book explains it. Forgot the relevant parts of writing a short, concise essay? This book explains and gives you two different outlines to choose from for your essays that will almost guarantee high scores on the writing portion of the actual exam. I loved the book, spent only about 3 weeks studying and easily passed the exam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2004

    A Must Have

    This book is an essential tool for anyone planning on taking the CBEST. The practice tests give you the feel of the real thing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2003

    the best on CBEST prep

    I tried a few of the CBEST prep manuals that are in the market and, compared to the others, this is the best. One thing that is very important is that it is up to date. The test has recently changed in August 2002 and this one has introduced the changes in the prep program. So, go for this one!

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