How to Prepare for the CHSPE: California High School Proficiency Exam

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Barron's Educational Series, Sep 1, 2002 - Study Aids - 320 pages
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This updated manual prepares California high school students, ages 16 and older, to take the test that gives them the equivalent of a California high school diploma. Passing the test also makes them eligible for community college admission, even if they lack a high school diploma. The book presents two full-length model exams plus a diagnostic test to pinpoint weaknesses. All test questions are answered and explained. Subject review chapters cover basic writing skills, reading comprehension, and mathematics, including arithmetic, algebra, graphs, measures, and plane geometry.
  

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I purchased this book and thoroughly studied along with three friends and other than the many typos it seemed adequate. We realized how wrong we were on test day. The practice tests from the book were ... Read full review

Contents

The Basics of Writing
48
How to Write an Essay in 30 Minutes
49
Developing Your Essay Writing Skills
53
Sample EssaysOne That Scored High and One That Scored Low
55
Advanced Outlining
56
Essential Grammar
57
Common Problems in Grammar and Usage
78
Punctuation for Sentence Sense
104
Graphs
207
Measures
219
Geometry
229
Model Test A
247
Test
249
Answer Key
272
Answer Explanations
273
Model Test B
295

The Basics of Reading
108
General Reading
122
The Basics of Mathematics
131
Arithmetic
134
Algebra
181
Test
297
Answer Key
321
Answer Explanations
322
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Green is a former instructor in English, Merritt College, Oakland, CA.

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