# College Level Academic Skills Test: Preparation Guide

Cliffs Notes, 1989 - College Level Academic Skills Test - 425 pages

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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 Copyright