College Prep English Practice
By K. Titchenell
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SAT, ACT, TOEFL College Prep English Practice is not about test-taking as much as improving those English verbal skills being tested - as quickly, efficiently, and enjoyably as possible. Each chapter begins with a whimsical story whose highly concentrated vocabulary is presented in a memorable context with side-by-side glossary. There follow comprehension quizzes, language analysis, practice worksheets and suggested writing projects.
College Prep English Usage goes beyond simply teaching grammar, style and vocabulary. It trains the reader to determine current English language usage – with a mouse-click and a few keystrokes – far more readily than would be possible with any style or grammar manual, and to learn to emulate the English that dominates on the Net or in any specific interest area or region, particularly the academic realms, through quantitative analysis of targeted searches.
An atmosphere of playfulness and frivolity is maintained throughout – in the stories, exercises, grammar examples and suggested projects.
CPEP is an update and expansion of SAT Practice: The New Verbal Section (Abacus Educational Services 2004. ISBN: 0-9758796-0-X), which treated specifically the SAT exam of 2005 and has been used extensively in homeschooling environments.
There are many books and classes claiming to prepare students to take college placement exams by exploiting flaws inherent in exam standardization but these have been shown to have relatively minor effect upon scores. This work is not about test-taking as much as improving those English verbal skills being tested - as quickly, efficiently, and enjoyably as possible. Mastery of English is after all a far more valuable skill for college success. For English speakers or advanced ESL speakers who want to augment their vocabulary and improve their language and writing skills in preparation for college, college entrance exams or for writing and publishing in English, this work goes beyond simply teaching grammar, style and vocabulary.
Included: comprehension quizzes, grammar quizzes, extensive glossaries with synonyms and word variants, English usage notes, and suggested projects. Appendices, comprehensive glossary, and index. For a deeper picture, use the Look Inside This Book feature on the Amazon page.