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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Too general 28 mars 2005
Par K.S. - Publié sur Amazon.com
I purchased this book hoping I would get a detailed list of test items, however I only got a general list of items that you may see on the test. It also came with one full length test that gives you an idea of the testing format and questions that may be asked. I was disappointed that there were not enough specifics. I would recommend you get a student high school literature book and following the content in that book. You would be better off. Stick to the test at a glance on the Praxis website. It gives the same information for free without the full length test.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Consider Purchasing from Another Publisher 27 juillet 2005
Par R. Spresser - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I agree with K. Sylvester. This book is really a waste of money and not half as informative as other practice books that are around the same price (or cheaper!) and have many more practice exams/questions. ETS is banking on the fact that people are going to spend extra cash on a book by the test creators; aren't they already making a killing on the tests themselves? I was quite disappointed when I received the book; I figured a book from the test creator would be the best choice. Not the case. There is no scoring guide for the practice test, either, which I find quite frustrating because I have no idea how well I will do based on the sample test. I feel I did pretty well on it, but the scoring for the Praxis is very confusing and no ETS website seems to provide any insight into the scoring process, except for analyzing scores once you get them back. Very general and non-specific. I do not recommend ETS sponsored publications, unfortunately. I bought guides for all three tests I have to take and they are all very vague. Thanks, but no thanks.

I am editing way after the fact. I did pass the test and scored in the top 5%. HOWEVER, this was due to hard work on my part. I researched and studied everything it told me to, which was something I could have done, as another reviewer said, by looking through a high school textbook. It basically gives you a list of what will possibly be on the test, and then you have to look up all the information from other resources. It is quite literally only a GUIDE and if that's what you want, then this product is for you. If you want more information included, then do look elsewhere. This is not an inclusive resource.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 If you plan to pass Praxis, buy this book! 21 septembre 2007
Par D. Palmer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I graduated college in 1987 and am hoping to teach through an alternative certification program. I took the Middle School Language Arts Praxis earlier this year and passed the first time, using the ETS Middle School Praxis Study Guide. Now I'm going to take the secondary English tests 0041 and 0042. I looked at this book at our local college library, but it was only for reference and could not be checked out. This book is a good study guide, key word being 'guide'. It gives you a list of authors to become familiar with, offers detailed explanations about types of test questions and how to best approach each, and IT DOES INCLUDE A PRACTICE TEST WITH CORRECT ANSWERS. It even gives detailed explanations on why each answer was the correct one. Praxis is a hard test. The questions are long, detailed and complicated. The practice questions in this book mirror actual test questions in style. If you're looking for a book with all the answers in it, good luck. But if you're searching for a book to help you know what areas to concentrate your studies in - then buy this one.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 SAVE YOUR MONEY! 5 mars 2006
Par Lizz A. Belle - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I just took this test on Saturday, and let me tell you I was extremely let down. I thought buying this book would be the greatest thing since sliced bread and it would be so helpful in my studying, etc. Well, it fails to let you know that one third of the actual Praxis II exam has to do with diagramming sentences and syntax. I know how to write a simple sentence, but I don't remember what a gerund is and where to put the adverb in a sentence when I am under pressure. The practice test in the book focuses mostly on what you have read and how well you can recognize writing styles. I was completely unprepared for the grammar section and it left me feeling like I failed. If you're really worried about the reading list I suggest picking up the Praxis book for the composition part of the test, which was much more helpful than this waste of $20.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Ok, but.... 29 mai 2009
Par W. Sager - Publié sur Amazon.com
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As a 40-something who after spending the past 20 years in the corporate world, but is now planning a career change into teaching, I purchased this book to help me prepare the this Praxis exam.

Considering I wasn't an English major and that I haven't had an English class in more than 20 years, I really needed a comprehensive study guide. While this book gave some ideas on how to prepare for the exam, and provides a full sample test, I do have a few issues.

The MAIN issue: The guide lists about 50 authors that it recommends one emphasize while studying, as the exams will focus on these authors.
Well, I took three different sample exams plus the actual exam. From that list of 50 authors, only Shakespeare appeared on all the tests.

In fact, with the exception of Shakespeare, the "recommended" authors rarely, if ever appeared on the exams. Not one of the sample exams, nor the real exam had more than ONE author other than Shakespeare from the list.
The vast majority of the quoted authors on the official Praxis exam were obscure authors, many of whom I had no knowledge.

Luckily, I passed the exam. While the "Study Guide" helped little, I DO RECOMMEND taking the sample tests as this will help you determine your strengths and weaknesses allowing you to plan your studying accordingly.
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