THEA: Texas Higher Education Assessment

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Barron's Educational Series, Apr 1, 2010 - Education - 624 pages
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Updated to reflect the most recent THEA tests (formerly known as TASP) this manual prepares students for the required entrance exam at all publicly administered colleges in Texas. A full-length diagnostic test with answer keys covers reading, math, and writing sections. It is followed with extensive subject reviews in all three test areas and a full-length practice THEA test similar to the actual exam in length, format, question types, and degree of difficulty. The practice test comes with answer keys and detailed explanations.
 

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Contents

GET READY FOR THE THEA
4
PINPOINT YOUR
17
REVIEW AND PRACTICE
38
Identifying a Writers
119
Analyzing
129
Determining
141
Using Critical Reasoning
153
Applying Study Skills
163
Geometry
333
Problem Solving
375
REVIEW AND PRACTICE
401
Recognizing Effective
415
American Standard
459
Preparing for
483
Evaluation of
497
A Practice THEA
505

REVIEW AND PRACTICE
179

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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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