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How to Prepare for the TASP - Texas Academic Skills Program

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ISBN-10: 0764104799

ISBN-13: 9780764104794

Edition: 3rd 1999

Authors: Sandra L. McCune, Nancy J. Wright, Janet Elder, Katherine Gonnet

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 790
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Get Ready for the TASP Testp. 1
About the TASP Testp. 3
Preparing for the TASP Testp. 10
Pinpoint Your Trouble Spotsp. 17
A Diagnostic TASP Testp. 19
Answer Sheetp. 21
Reading Sectionp. 23
Mathematics Sectionp. 52
Writing Sectionp. 77
Review and Practice for the Reading Sectionp. 109
Introduction: The Reading Sectionp. 111
Vocabulary: Determining the Meaning of Words and Phrasesp. 114
Understanding Main Ideas and Recognizing Supporting Detailsp. 133
Identifying a Writer's Purpose, Point of View, and Intended Meaningp. 155
Analyzing the Organization of Ideas in Written Materialp. 165
Using Critical Reasoning Skills to Evaluate Written Materialp. 181
Applying Study Skills to Reading Assignmentsp. 192
Review and Practice for the Mathematics Sectionp. 209
Introduction: The Mathematics Sectionp. 211
Fundamental Mathematicsp. 213
Algebrap. 314
Geometryp. 503
Problem Solvingp. 552
Review and Practice for the Writing Sectionp. 581
Introduction: The Writing Sectionp. 583
Recognizing Purpose and Audiencep. 585
Recognizing Effective Unity, Focus, and Developmentp. 592
Recognizing Effective Organizationp. 603
Recognizing Correct and Effective Sentence Structurep. 621
Recognizing Edited American (Standard) Englishp. 646
Preparing for the Writing Sample Portionp. 705
Evaluation of the TASP Writing Samplep. 722
Test Yourselfp. 731
A Practice TASP Testp. 733
Answer Sheetp. 735
Reading Sectionp. 737
Mathematics Sectionp. 767
Writing Sectionp. 794
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