CliffsTestPrepTM Verbal Review for Standardized Tests

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Wiley, Oct 28, 2004 - Study Aids - 384 pages
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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.

For anyone taking any standardized test — such as the SAT, ACT, or GRE — Cliffs Verbal Review for Standardized Tests is designed to review, refresh, and reintroduce essential grammar and verbal skills. Written by test preparation experts, this clear, concise, and easy-to-use guide gives insight into the types of questions you'll face on the exam, and it demonstrates how to avoid the common and costly errors that trap the unprepared. Inside, you'll find an extensive overview of these areas:

  • Grammar and usage review
  • English usage and sentence correction
  • Timed essay writing
  • Verbal ability -- antonyms, analogies, and sentence completion
  • Reading comprehension
  • Strategies for each question type
  • Practice exercises with hundreds of questions and complete explanations

This guide's unique approach will not only review the essential basic skills, but also show you how to apply them effectively and specifically on standardized tests. As you work your way through this guide, you'll hone your knowledge of

  • Parts of speech, adjectives and adverbs, linking verbs, and comparatives and superlatives
  • Dangling modifiers, ambiguous pronouns, and double negatives
  • Errors in diction, idiom, and style
  • Punctuation — using commas, semi-colons, colons, apostrophes, and dashes
  • Writing narrative, descriptive, analytical, and expository essays

With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized-test environment!

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About the author (2004)

William A. Covino, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English at San Diego State University. Peter Z. Orton (B.A., Harvard; M. Ed., Princeton) is a test preparation lecturer and instructor for many California State Universities. Both authors have researched and developed test preparation programs for many universities, colleges, and law schools since 1979 and have authored numerous test preparation books used throughout the nation.

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