## College Level Academic Skills Test: Preparation Guide |

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### Contents

Strategy for Success on the CLAST | 6 |

Introduction | 13 |

Grammar PreTest | 19 |

Grammar PreTest Answers Analysis and Review Guide | 25 |

Grammar PostTest | 85 |

Grammar PostTest Answers Analysis and Review Guide | 91 |

Introduction | 97 |

Reading PreTest | 111 |

Use Scientific Notation in Calculations Involving Very Large or Very Small Measurements | 273 |

Calculate Volume | 275 |

Use Given Formulas to Compute Results When Geometric Measurements Are Not Involved | 277 |

Find Particular Values of a Function | 278 |

Factor a Quadratic Expression | 279 |

Find the Roots of a Quadratic Equation | 280 |

Identify Information Contained in Bar Line and Circle Graphs | 281 |

Determine the Mean Median and Mode of a Set of Numbers | 282 |

Reading PreTest Answers Analysis and Review Guide | 130 |

Reading Competencies Tested | 139 |

Reading PostTest | 173 |

Reading PostTest Answers Analysis and Review Guide | 190 |

PREPARING FOR THE CLAST ESSAY TEST | 199 |

Practicing the CLAST Essay | 214 |

Additional Essay Topics | 220 |

Basic Terminology Formulas and Mathematical Infor | 228 |

Mathematics PreTest | 239 |

Mathematics PreTest Answer Key and Analysis | 250 |

Mathematics Competencies Tested | 261 |

Multiply and Divide Rational Numbers | 262 |

Add and Subtract Rational Numbers in Decimal Form | 264 |

Multiply and Divide Rational Numbers in Decimal Form | 265 |

Calculate Percent Increase and Percent Decrease | 266 |

Round Measurements to the Nearest Given Unit of the Measuring Device | 267 |

Calculate Distances | 268 |

Calculate Areas | 269 |

Add and Subtract Real Numbers | 270 |

Multiply and Divide Real Numbers | 271 |

Apply the OrderofOperations Agreement to Computations Involving Numbers and Variables | 272 |

Count Subsets of a Given Set | 283 |

Deduce Facts of SetInclusion from a Diagram | 285 |

Recognize the Meaning of Exponents | 287 |

Recognize the Role of the Base Number in Determining Place Value in the BaseTen Numeration System and in Systems That Are Patterned After It | 288 |

Identify Equivalent Forms of Positive Rational Numbers Involving Decimals Percents and Fractions | 289 |

Determine the Order Relation Between Magnitudes | 290 |

Identify a Reasonable Estimate of a Sum Average or Product of Numbers | 291 |

Identify Relationships Between Angle Measures | 292 |

Classify Simple Plane Figures by Recognizing Their Properties | 294 |

Recognize Similar Triangles and Their Properties | 295 |

Identify Appropriate Types of Measurement of Geometric | 297 |

Draw Logical Conclusions from Data | 310 |

Select Applicable Rules for Transforming Statements Without | 324 |

Solve RealWorld Problems Involving the Pythagorean | 329 |

Mathematics PostTest | 341 |

Mathematics PostTest Answer Key and Analysis | 352 |

COMPLETE PRACTICE CLAST | 363 |

Mathematics Test | 388 |

Complete Practice CLAST Answers Analysis and Review | 400 |

List of Sources | 423 |

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