# Cracking the CBEST, 2nd Edition

Written by Rick Sliter

**Format:** Trade Paperback, 400 pages

**On Sale:** December 2002

**Price:**$19.00

**ISBN:** 978-0-375-76263-5 (0-375-76263-9)

## About This Book

**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