Praxis PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test) (REA) / Edition 7

Praxis PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test) (REA) / Edition 7

by Laura Meiselman, Julie O'Connell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0738608807

ISBN-13: 9780738608808

Pub. Date: 10/15/2010

Publisher: Research & Education Association


ARE YOU READY TO PASS THE PRAXIS I PPST?
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PRAXIS I PPST: Pre-Professional Skills Test

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Everything you need to know for the PRAXIS I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), prepared by leading specialists in teacher education. Comprehensive

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ARE YOU READY TO PASS THE PRAXIS I PPST?
THEN USE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON THE MARKET TODAY.

PRAXIS I PPST: Pre-Professional Skills Test

The Most Complete Subject Review:
Everything you need to know for the PRAXIS I Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), prepared by leading specialists in teacher education. Comprehensive review chapters cover all the subjects and skills tested on the exam.

The Best Practice Exams Available:
4 practice exams (2 paper-based format and 2 computer-based format) fully aligned with the official PRAXIS PPST. Each exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question you can expect on the actual PRAXIS PPST.

Total Explanations of Questions & Answers:
Each PPST practice exam comes with detailed feedback on every question. We don’t just say which answers are right – but explain why the others are wrong, so you’ll be prepared on test day!

Proven Test Prep Methods:
REA’s focused PRAXIS content and practical advice has helped millions succeed on their exams. With our step-by-step study plan, you can score high on the PRAXIS PPST and get certified to teach!

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You can expect that candidates with NCLB-compliant credentials will enjoy preferential status in hiring. This means you need to pass the PRAXIS Assessments. Maximize your exam performance and master the PRAXIS Assessments with the unrivaled certification expertise that only REA can offer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738608808
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Series:
PRAXIS Teacher Certification Test Prep
Edition description:
Seventh, adding an index and publishing at different trim size
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents
 

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 
How to Prepare for the PPST 
About the PPST 
Format of the PPST 
How to Use This Book 
Studying for the PPST 
Study Schedule 
PPST Test-Taking Strategies
The Day of the Test 
 

CHAPTER 2 READING COMPREHENSION REVIEW 
Strategies for the Reading Section: A Four-Step Approach 
Step 1: Skim the Questions 
Step 2: Preview the Passage 
Step 3: Read Actively 
Step 4: Answer the Questions 
Vocabulary Enhancer 
Similar Forms and Sounds 
Connotation and Denotation 
Vocabulary Enhancer Drills
Vocabulary Builder 
Additional Vocabulary 
Knowing Your Word Parts 
Figures of Speech 
Reading Comprehension Drills 
Reading Comprehension Drills Answer Key 
 
CHAPTER 3 BASIC MATH SKILLS REVIEW 
Number and Operations
Order 
Equivalence 
Numeration and Place Value
Number Properties
Operation Properties
Computation
Estimation 
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Numerical Reasoning 
Algebra 
Equations and Inequalities 
Algorithmic Thinking 
Patterns 
Algebraic Representations 
Algebraic Reasoning 
Geometry and Measurement
Geometric Properties
The xy-Coordinate Plane
Geometric Reasoning
Systems of Measurement
Measurement
Data Analysis and Probability
Data Interpretation
Data Representation
Trends and Inferences
Measures of Center and Spread
 
CHAPTER 4 WRITING SKILLS REVIEW
Grammar
Adjectives and Adverbs 
Nouns 
Pronouns 
Verbs
Subordination, Coordination, and Predication 
Negation 
Parallelism 
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers  Fragments 
Run-on/Fused Sentences 
Comma Splices 
Word Choices/Mechanics
Connotative and Denotative Meanings 
Wordiness and Conciseness 
Idiomatic Expressions 
Commonly Confused Words 
Wrong Word Use  
 Redundancy
Capitalization 
Punctuation 
Commas
Semicolons 
Apostrophes 
Quotation Marks and Italics 
Essay
Essay Writing Review 
Pre-Writing/Planning 
Understand the Question 
Consider Your Audience 
Writing Your Essay 
Organizing Your Essay 
Effective Use of Language
Point-of-View Tone
Verb Tense
Connecting Ideas through Transitional Words and Phrases
How to Generate a Thesis Statement
Variety of Sentence Structures
Common Writing Errors
Five Words Weak Writers Use
Use Your Own Vocabulary
Avoid the Passive
Voice Proofreading
Writing Drill Answer Key

PRACTICE TESTS

Practice PPST Test 1
Section I: Reading Comprehension
Section II: Mathematics
Section III: Writing
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
 
Practice PPST Test 2
Section I: Reading Comprehension
Section II: Mathematics
Section III: Writing
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers

 
Practice PPST Test 3
Section I: Reading Comprehension
Section II: Mathematics
Section III: Writing
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers
 
Practice PPST Test 4
Section I: Reading Comprehension
Section II: Mathematics
Section III: Writing
Answer Key
Detailed Explanations of Answers

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