The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and, thorough review exercises to help fill in any kwledge gaps. CliffsTestPrep TAKS can take you to a higher score on the new Texas Assessment of Kwledge and Skills (TAKS) Exam. Written by experts who have helped over a million test takers prepare for important exams, this guide shows you the most effective strategies and techniques from 30 years of successful preparation programs. Inside, you'll find: detailed reviews of the objectives of the four sections of the test: English language, mathematics, social studies, and science; plenty of analyses of sample problems; two full-length practice exams; and, analysis charts to help you spot your weaknesses.Although there is substitute for working hard in your regular classes, doing all your homework assignments, and preparing properly for your exams and finals, this book can give you the extra edge in developing a study plan for successfully taking the TAKS. As you work your way through the book, you'll expand your kwledge of subjects such as: literary elements and techniques, and producing a composition for a specific purpose; properties and attributes of mathematical functions; geometric relationships and spatial reasoning; the issues and events of American history, and how ecomic and social factors influenced them; the nature of science and the organization of living systems; and, the structures and properties of matter, motion, forces, and energy. With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized-test environment!
Jerry Bobrow, Ph.D. is a national authority in the field of test preparation and has been administering the test preparation programs for most California state universities for the past 29 years. Each year he runs more than 500 programs, assisting over 17,000 students in preparing for standardized tests. Dr. Bobrow has authored over 30 national best-selling test preparation books, including CliffsTestPrep(R) guides for the CSET, MSAT, GRE, GMAT, SAT I/PSAT, CBEST, NTE, PPST, ELM, GED, and ACT.