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CliffsTestPrep Praxis II: English Subject Area Assessments (0041, 0042, 0043, 0048, 0049) [Paperback]

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September 12, 2006 0471785067 978-0471785064 1
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Your guide to a higher score on Praxis II®: English Subject Area Assessments (0041, 0042, 0043, 0048, 0049)

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About the contents:

  • Specific content covered on each test: English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge (0041), Essays (0042), and Pedagogy (0043); Teaching Foundations: English (0048); and Middle School English Language Arts (0049)

Part I: Preparing for the Format of the Praxis II

  • Strategies for answering all 3 types of questions: multiple choice, constructed response, and essay; plus practice questions to give you experience

Part II: Preparing for the Content of the Praxis II

  • Outlines of the 4 categories of content: Reading and Understanding Text, Language and Linguistics, Composition and Rhetoric, and Teaching English

Part III: Full-length Practice Tests

  • 5 full-length practice tests (one per subject area) with answers and explanations

Part IV: Closing Thoughts (Study Plan; Additional Resources)

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About the Author

DIANE E. KERN, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Rhode Island and a member of the School of Education's ad hoc committee on licensure tests.

Product Details

  • Series: Cliffstestprep
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes; 1 edition (September 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471785067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471785064
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diane E. Kern, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Rhode Island and a member of the School of Education's committee on licensure tests.

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
I found the content review in this book quite helpful, especially the terminology review. It was a focused listing, which was much more useful than just sitting down and reading a dictionary of literary terms. One big problem I had with the book, though, was with the practice test. Granted, I was ecstatic to have a full-length practice test so that I could practice my pacing as well, but some of the answers in the answer key were just plain WRONG. One of them actually said that a line of pure iambic pentameter has 14 syllables! Also, at least one of the answers in the answer key had the letter for one answer, and the description supporting another. I only took the practice test for 0041, so I don't know how the others were.

The book was useful for me, especially since the only "textbooks" I have to study from are anthologies that don't go over the basic vocabulary; just BEWARE that SOME OF THE PRACTICE TEST ANSWERS ARE WRONG, so make sure you read all the answers and explanations, but don't use the practice test as your only study tool. The study guide parts of the book, though, are quite beneficial for a brush up on your basics (and some not-so-basics), especially of vocabulary.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Felt Prepared for Praxis II using this guide January 15, 2007
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Used this book exclusively for the Praxis II review for Middle School Language Arts. Felt that the suggestions, overviews, summaries and suggested book list in the resource section were very helpful in getting me organized to study for the test. I highly recommend this as a tool for studying. Found the two full length practice tests very helpful, unlike other study guides, I was able to practice pacing myself in a realistic practice test. I just took the Praxis and felt that the format and advice offered in this book helped make the test less stressful and allowed me to use my relatively short time (4 weeks) productively. I expect to pass with flying colors!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I passed! January 11, 2007
This book was very helpful. It's examples were dead on and I knew exactly what to expect when I got to the test. The ETS guides were no help at all, but this got me through both of my English Praxis (0041 & 0043) with flying colors.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource! April 5, 2007
I decided to take the English PRAXIS to become "highly qualified" to teach secondary English to students with special needs. Since I am not working towards a degree in English, I discovered this book provided me with a great overview on literature, English terminology and linguistics.

There are two aspects of this book that I found frustrating. First, it only provided one practice test of the exam I was taking (English Language, Literature and Composition: Content Knowledge 0041). Secondly, the text provides no information on how the test is scored! Although I could take the practice test and work on my timing, I had no idea what my score was or if I even passed. And like other previous reviewers have said, you have to double check the answer key. There are few errors.

Despite only practicing once and having no idea what I scored on my practice exam, I did pass the actual test! So, I suppose the practice and provided content knowledge was quite beneficial! Good buy!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is the Only Tool You Need February 23, 2007
This text was all I needed to pass (with an outstanding score) the Middle School English Language Arts Praxis II (1049). It is the most comprehensive and accurate guide I found, and the only one I ended up using! The study outlines were thorough yet manageable, full of the range of information potentially included on the actual test. I was well prepared to test myself with the follow-up sample tests included in this resource. This text also provides thorough follow-up study for any items missed on the sample tests. An added bonus - the text will continue valuable as an outstanding classroom reference tool.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me receive a perfect score August 1, 2007
Despite the 0041 test being very obscure, the preparation questions and tests in this book helped me more than adequately prepare for the Praxis II exam. In fact, I was able to get obtain the highest score possible. I doubt that would have been possible without this resource. Thank you!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Study Guide January 23, 2007
By K. Huff
This really helped me in preparing for the Praxis II exam. Some of the questions from the study guide were actually on the test. The only thing that I didn't see on the exam regarded pentameters (or stressed/unstressed feet in poetry) and the study guide stressed this. So if you do get this book, don't worry about those. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone taking the test!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have study guide May 6, 2007
Don't waste your money on expensive test preps. The Cliffs TestPrep Praxis II has everything you need. Not only does it give an example of what you can expect, but it also has advice on how to prepare, what else you can do after you finish with the study book, and pointers on how to take the test to be the most successful. It also has several practice tests with answers and explanations--(Wow! a test with assessment!) There are also examples of what you can expect on the written portion of the tests as well as examples of writings that recieved full score. This is definitely a Must Have book for studying for the Prxis II: English. Easy to read, well organized, quick feedback, and helpful test taking strategies.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Passed the test.
I used this guide to study for the English Praxis 2. I was not an English major, and just wanted to take the test to get certified. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Tharan
5.0 out of 5 stars Praxis II English
Gave me a very good grounding in what to expect on the test. I would recommend this book to anyone taking this test.
Published 4 months ago by T. Aherne
5.0 out of 5 stars Praxis Test Book
This is the second Praxis book that I got and I personally find this more useful. It's got all the basics of most practice guides but the lessons I found were more punctual, brief,... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rene Kristjansen
3.0 out of 5 stars Pedagogy section misleading
This is a great book for content review. However, I was very mislead by the pedagogy answers. The very extensive responses found in the book are NOT POSSIBLE on the exam. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Brittney
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good overall.
I used this book to prepare for the Praxis ii Middle School Language Arts test last year. I found it to be helpful. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jojomama
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
This book helped me passed the test! After looking over this book it helped me prepare for what kind of questions was going to be on the test!
Published 13 months ago by Mary
2.0 out of 5 stars It's okay. Not to be used alone.
The literary terms it gives are a little helpful but it's best to combine it with another test prep book if used.
Published 14 months ago by Antoinette
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad.
I needed all the help I could get on the praxis test, and this book was really good review. Some of the content was on the actual test, but it was also nice to have some practice... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Gabrielle Boetto
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for English content
Pased test! This study guide breaks down each section and is great for the individual who has been out of colleg for a while.
Published 15 months ago by Theo
4.0 out of 5 stars Use with the REA book
I just took the English Praxis 0041 and received a very high score (I got a recognition of excellence). I haven't taken an English class since 99 or 2000. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mary
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