Cracking the Texas EOC: U.S. History

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Random House, Incorporated, 2000 - Study Aids - 210 pages
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The Princeton Review realizes that acing the U.S. History exam is very different from getting straight As in school. TPR doesn't try to teach students everything there is to know about U.S. History -- only what they'll need to know to score higher on this exam. "There's a big difference. In Cracking the Texas EOC: U.S. History, TPR will teach test takers how to think like the test makers.
This will be accomplished by teaching students how to:
Eliminate answer choices using Process of Elimination and other techniques
Learn the historical facts that are most important by using the "Big Picture" approach
Improve scores by focusing on the material most likely to appear on the test
Test knowledge with review questions for each U.S. History concept covered
Use the U.S. History "Hit Parade": a study list of more than 100 key people, places, events, and ideas most likely to be tested
*This book includes 2 full-length simulated exams. All of the sample test questions are just like the ones test takers will see on the actual EOC U.S. History exam, and every solution is fully explained.
"Contents Include:
Part I: Introduction
About the Texas EOC and TAAS Exams
Structure and Strategies
Part II: The U.S. History Review
Big Picture 1: The Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, and World War I (1877-1920)
Big Picture 2: The Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II (1920-1945)
Big Picture 3: The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement (1945-the Near Present)
The U.S. History Hit Parade
Part III: The Princeton Review Practice Tests

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About the Texas EOC and TAAS Exams
Structure and Strategies
The Gilded Age the Progressive Era and World War I 18771920

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Jeff Mandell attended Trinity University in San Antonio and completed a master's degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught various test-prep classes for The Princeton Review for six years, and he is the author of Cracking the Virginia Standards of Learning Exam in U.S. History. He is also a contributing writer to The Texas Observer and a freelance political journalist, in addition to his full-time job as Legislative Director of a nonprofit advocacy organization.

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