If It's on the CBEST, It's in This Book We don't try to teach you everything there is to know about mathematics, reading, and writing –only the techniques you'll need to score higher on the CBEST. There's a big difference. In Cracking the CBEST, we'll teach you how to think like the test writers and
·Eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool you ·Prepare for the new challenges of the revised CBEST ·Raise your score by mastering the critical analysis and evaluation area of the reading section ·Ace the math section by knowing what to expect
This book includes 2 full-length practice CBEST exams. All of our practice questions are just like the ones you’ll see on the actual CBEST, and we fully explain every solution.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS PART I: ORIENTATION 1 1 Introduction 3 2 Test-Taking Strategies 9 PART II: CRACKING THE READING SECTION 15 3 Critical Analysis and Evaluation Questions 29 4 Reading Comprehension and Research Skills 43 PART III: CRACKING THE MATHEMATICS SECTION 63 5 Estimation, Measurement, and Statistical Principles 73 6 Computation and Problem Solving 115 7 Numerical and Graphical Relationships 137 PART IV: CRACKING THE WRITING SECTION 155 PART V: TAKING THE CBEST 173 8 Practice Test 1 179 9 Answers and Explanations to Practice Test 1 225 10 Practice Test 2 281 11 Answers and Explanations to Practice Test 2 329 About the Author 381
About Rick Sliter
Rick Sliter joined The Princeton Review in 1994 after graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Quantitative Economics. Nationally, Rick has served on research and development teams to produce course materials for the SAT and GMAT.