Barron's How to Prepare for the Thea: Texas Higher Education Assessment

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Barrons Educational Series Incorporated, Aug 1, 2004 - Study Aids - 790 pages
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Updated to reflect the most recent THEA tests (formerly known as TASP) this manual gives students preparation for the required entrance exam at all publicly administered colleges in Texas. A full-length diagnostic test with answer keys includes reading, math, and writing sections. It is followed with extensive subject reviews in all three test areas and one full-length practice THEA test similar to the actual exam in length, format, question types, and degree of difficulty. The test comes with answer keys and explanations.

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Sandra Luna McCune, PhD, (Dripping Springs, Texas) is a former Regents Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she received the Distinguished Professor Award. Dr. McCune has served as a statistical expert witness in both state and federal court. She is now a full-time author and consultant.

Shannon Reed (Monroeville, PA) is the author of numerous test prep books and has tutored hundreds of students in preparation for various standardized tests. She teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

JANET ELDER was graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in English and Latin. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the recipient of a government fellowship for Southern Methodist University's Reading Research Program, which resulted in a master's degree. Her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in reading is from Texas Woman's University where the College of Education presented her the Outstanding Dissertation Award. She established the first comprehensive secondary reading program in the Dallas Independent School District, and has conducted extensive staff development training for Dallas area teachers. After teaching reading and study skills courses at Richland for several years, she was asked to develop and implement an honors program for the college. After coordinating the honors program during its first six years, she resumed teaching full time. In addition to teaching reading courses, Dr. Elder periodically serves on interdisciplanary teaching teams for honors English and humanities courses. She has served on a task force that re-evaluated Richland's writing-across-the-curriculum program. She has twice received the Extra Mile Award from special services (disabilities) students, has twice been her division's Piper Award nominee for excellence in teaching, and in 1993 received an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. In 1999 she was one of three nominees for Richland's Excellence in Teaching Award. A frequent presenter at professional conferences and inservice workshops, she has a deep interest and expertise in brain friendly instruction.

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