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CliffsTestPrep Praxis I: PPST [Paperback]

Jerry Bobrow Ph.D.
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August 15, 2001 0764563971 978-0764563973 3
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 knowledge gaps.

CliffsTestPrep Praxis I: PPST, 3rd Edition, shows you how to boost your scores on all sections of the PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test). Because the PPST requires you to use some basic skills that you may not have used in many years, thorough preparation is the key to doing your best. Researched and developed by leading test preparation experts and instructors, this guide presents you with materials, techniques, and strategies currently being used in test prep programs in many colleges and universities. Inside, you'll find

  • A general overview of the exam and format, as well as basic overall strategies for taking the text
  • Analyses of the exam areas, including suggested approaches with samples
  • A mathematics review, with explanations of important terminology
  • Tips on avoiding some of the most common grammar and usage errors
  • Three full-length practice tests with answers and in-depth explanations

This guide can help you develop the most time-efficient study plan you can for taking the PPST. Through out this book, you'll review subjects such as

  • Reading comprehension and interpreting what you read
  • The difference between adverbs and adjectives
  • Subject-verb agreement and punctuation
  • Common math symbols and terms
  • Basic arithmetic, such as fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers
  • Algebra and geometry concepts, including factors and angles

With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized-test environment! (For additional help, be sure to visit the Test Prep Think Tank for free online resources.) 


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From the Back Cover

The inside tips and tricks you need to score big When it comes to pinpointing the stuff you really need to know, nobody does it better than CliffsNotes. This fast, efficient test-prep guide delivers a complete program to help boost your score on the Praxis, including:
  • Expert test-taking strategies
  • Focused reviews and exercises
  • Realistic full-length practice exams
  • Comprehensive exam overview
  • Action plan for effective preparation
  • Accurate self-assessment tests
With savvy tips on how to boost your scores on all sections of the PPST — from the Reading and Math Test to the Writing Test (Multiple Choice and Essay) — this comprehensive guide is all you need to score your highest and get you on the road to teacher certification. Visit the Test Prep ThinkTank @ cliffsnotes.com Free test samples and schedules Free test-taking tips and tricks Free info on other test resources Free CliffsNote-A-Day tips Plus hundreds of downloadable Cliffs titles 24 hours a day CliffsTestPrep is there to help CliffsTestPrep guides are available for a full range of standardized tests. See inside for a complete listing of these and other titles in the CliffsNotes family.

About the Author

About the Author Jerry Bobrow, PhD, is a national authority in the field of test preparation. As executive director of Bobrow Test Preparation Services, he has been administering the test preparation programs at over 25 California institutions for the past 27 years. Dr. Bobrow has authored over 30 national best-selling test preparation books, and his books and programs have assisted over two million test-takers. Each year, Dr. Bobrow personally lectures to thousands of students on preparing for graduate, college, and leacher credentialing exams.

Product Details

  • Series: Cliffs Test Prep Praxis I
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes; 3 edition (August 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764563971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764563973
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #852,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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108 of 110 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good review September 6, 2001
By Shorty
Format:Paperback
I found this book recently and I was hesitant to buy it because there was no amazon reviews online. I did find a copy of it to flip through in a local bookstore and I liked what I saw. Since I am considering teaching as a second career, I have been told taking the PRAXIS is my next step so I had to start somewhere.
First, it includes an intro to commonly asked questions and strategies. Then it moves on to analyzing the three exam areas and gives may hints as well as specific sample test questions. My favorite part is that it has a Mathematics review complete with pre-test and then review of the specific areas with arithmetic, algebra and geometry which I can use since I am very rusty. It reviews grammar and useage which brought out some good tips. It also included sample essay writing questions and 3 full length tests.
Since I am often a procrastinator, I particularly liked the study guide check off list which I think has helped me stay on course.
This guide had a small section on the CBT so I am probably going to get something else to supplement that area, but I think overall this is a great way to start studying.
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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent review guide for Praxis I !!! July 30, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I purchased and used this study guide 2 months prior to taking the Praxis I. The format is very helpful; it has diagnostic tests for math, reading and writing, as well as math and grammar reviews and 3 full length practice tests. Following the tests, the guide gives you the answers and provides in-depth explanations about each answer. Math has always been my weakest subject, and despite having graduated from high school 17 years ago and just now going back to college in hopes of entering the teacher education field, this study guide helped me so much that I scored 12 points higher than required for my state on the Math section! I highly recommend using this study guide. Though it is primarily geared for the paper-based exam, I took the computer based exam and found the book to still provide very helpful strategies. Good luck on the test!
Gina
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Prep! July 7, 2004
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I used this book to prepare for the Ppst one month in advance. I scored above what is required on each section. Mind you, I have been away from college and studying for more than 4 years.
This book reviews each section on the Ppst individually. It also contains 3 practice full length exams with detailed explanations, that I found to be very close to the actual exam.
I took the computer version of the exam.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended March 8, 2004
By x
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was nervous about taking the PRAXIS PPSTs, as my undergraduate college work was over two decades ago.
This book provided excellent practice problems and sample test questions. I found that working through the book made the actual exams (paper-based) seem familiar and relatively easy.
The concise math section reviews were very useful. The practice questions matched the test surprisingly well.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked for me June 27, 2003
Format:Paperback
I am not very good at math nor english. I am a fair student, but not the best. I passed all my ppst tests on the first try which is kinda odd in Pennsylvania. A lot of people are failing them by a point, but I scored higher than needed on all three. Give it a try, it worked for me.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Test Prep February 18, 2007
Format:Paperback
I'd bought and used three books to prepare for the praxis/ppst and this one was the best. The Barron's Praxis Test Prep was also helpful. I was disappointed with the Kaplan test prep--I found mistakes in the answers of the 2004 edition, and I did not agree with their testing strategy suggestions (which were different from the other two books I've mentioned).Perhaps they've improved, but I'd make sure before purchasing a Kaplan. Back to The Cliffs Test Prep--the organization was wonderful; I easily navigated the various sections reviewing and testing in the order I found most helpful. I used the testing strategies it suggested and those helped a great deal. Barron's Test Prep was second best to this one (but I recommend it as well). Because I took the computer version of the test (yesterday) I immediately got the scores for two of the exams--Reading Comprehension and Math--and I found out I did very well. The Cliffs Test Prep helped prepare me to succeed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A+ February 16, 2003
Format:Paperback
This book did a wonderul job of getting me ready
for the test. I also got a book called,
Survey of 300 A+ Students (author, Kenneth Green).
Both books go over test strategy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to follow. A big help! October 9, 2002
Format:Paperback
I passed reading & math and am waiting for the writing score. This book was a big help. Very good reviews for each of the three tests. You would be happy with this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Praxis
Book was written in which made it very difficult to practice test with answer choices already chosen. Not what I expected.
Published 7 months ago by M. Meche
5.0 out of 5 stars YESSS
I finally pass my test after the 34 time taking it thanks for this book it breaks down all the topics and cover all the info needed for the test trust me ...
Published 10 months ago by Pinky34
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book if you need it
I felt that this book gave good examples and showed how the test would be set up. But I thought the book was too easy.
Published 13 months ago by kleen4daclub20072002
5.0 out of 5 stars PPST
In preparing for my Praxis exams, I found this study guide extremely helpful in passing the required exams to become a highly qualified teacher.
Published 14 months ago by larrydyson
5.0 out of 5 stars praxis 1 study guide
I received this item in new condition. It came quickly and even better than described. It is a great tool to study the Praxis 1. Thank you!
Published on March 22, 2010 by Mary E. Halley-meyers
4.0 out of 5 stars Praxis I: PPST (Cliffs Test Prep)
This book helped me study for the exam further. It was in good condition and came in the mail within a week and half.
Published on February 28, 2010 by Afshan Hassan
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY HELPFUL
I purchased this study guide in hopes that the first time I took the Praxis would also be my last - and it was!!! Read more
Published on September 2, 2009 by C. Beightol
5.0 out of 5 stars book one
This book is very easy to follow and it is a great book for read to take the Praxis test.
Published on February 25, 2009 by Armineh K. De Boer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good review and great price. Highly recommended
I just passed all 3 praxis exams on the first try. This was the only test prep book I used for the reading and writing test. Read more
Published on April 27, 2008 by reeraaroo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Review!
This book is a very concise overall review for the praxis. I was able to review things I haven't seen in years, especially in the math section. Read more
Published on April 14, 2008 by L. Rodriguez
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