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TExES Theatre EC-12 (180) Secrets Study Guide: TExES Test Review for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards

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A TExES Study Guide Unlike Any Other

If you'd like to get the TExES score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your score on the TExES is "good enough," and to beat the test taking game, then this might be the most important message you read this year.

Our comprehensive study guide for the TExES is written by our TExES experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and the concepts that you need to know to do your best on the TExES. Our original research into the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES), offered by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and Educational Testing Service (ETS), reveals the specific content areas and the essential skills that are critical for you to know on the TExES. We've taken the information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the TExES.

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We put the findings together in a thorough, concise study guide that we believe allows any test taker, at any skill level, to improve his or her results dramatically with a minimum of effort.

The Third Reason:

We created the product in part because we were frustrated by the options available to test takers who really wanted to do well on the TExES.

A common approach is to TEACH the material, instead of TEACHING THE TEST. That's not necessarily good enough for the TExES- you have to know how to apply the knowledge. Most test takers already have a general knowledge of the material that will be covered on the exam.

One reason some test takers do well on the day of the test is that they have made the critical connection between the material they learned and how to use the material to succeed on the TExES.

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  • The research of our team of test experts is 100% independent and original
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  • The 5-step process we've developed, what we call the "phased" approach, concerning the use of the various study aids and practice tests
  • How the problem of procrastination can kill your chance of success, and the most important thing you can do about it
  • How to know when you've studied as much as you need to for the exam- and the reason why we think some people should spend LESS time studying for the test
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  • How to predict the right answer before you see the answer choices- and how to prevent the wrong answers from "polluting" your mind and tempting you into a trap designed by the test writers --
  • Why answers that "sound" correct are often the very ones that are wrong- and how to tell the difference between the right answer and the many clever-sounding traps set for you by the test writers

  • Do you know what a "hedge phrase" is? Learn why looking for the key "weasel words" in the question can help identify the correct answer
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TExES Secrets is our exclusive collection of the tips and the information that we have specially selected to give you the best results on the TExES for the least time spent studying. It's written in everyday language and is easy to use.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC (February 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610729870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610729871
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,114,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very comprehensive guidebook that covers it all. It’s really like one-stop shopping with this book because everything is laid out logically and in a very user-friendly way. There’s no guessing and no wasting your time either. It’s practical and will definitely give you an advantage if you work through it and the practice questions. So if you want to give yourself a head start, this book will get you great results.
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Detailed summaries, practice tests and advice on how to get rid of anxiety and stop procrastinating? This guide for the TExES Theatre EC-12 (180) exam has it all. It will definitely help you get the score you need.
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Being in theatre, I feel like I’m a decent actor. However, when it comes time to take a test about theatre, I can’t act my way through it. There is no faking it on a test. You either know the information or you don’t. And sometimes even if you know the information, you can still mess things up on a test. I didn’t want either to happen to me so I got this study guide to help me through it. I didn’t want to act like I knew what I was doing. I wanted to actually KNOW what I was doing. The guide was great because it gave me test taking tips to calm my nerves and it outlined good study habits to keep me on track as well. It also had all of the information I needed to know to do well on the test. It had a few different sections and I studied them in pieces to give myself time to process it all. Now when I say I’m ready for the test, I’m not just acting. I really am ready and it’s all thanks to this study guide.
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This text is great overview of information, but do not count on it being your only study source. I have a strong background in theatre and this just served as a skeleton guide of what my weak areas were (lighting, sound, and set design) and from there I would seek out additional information elsewhere. However, as other reviews have stated, this book is very poorly edited. Not just a few grammatical errors here and there. No. Large chunks of text completely out of order with the rest and no standard for how it introduces various topics.
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Great deal! Fast delivery!
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