Blog Giveaway – 7/1-7/15/13 – College Prep English Practice
College Prep English Practice
from Abacus Educational Services
SAT, ACT TOEFL College Prep English Practice focuses on English vocabulary, usage, comprehension, and composition preparation for college and college placement exams. It is for the serious college-bound student with little time, limited patience and a low boredom threshold. See The Old Schoolhouse review: http://thehomeschoolmagazine.com/Homeschool_Reviews/5333.php
Vocabulary learnt in meaningful and entertaining story context (with online audio at http://abacus-es.com/cpep/chapterrecordings.html), grammar demonstrated with highly memorable examples and writing style devices illustrated and practiced throughout the book teach essential language skills, mastery over which will benefit college students throughout their academic careers as well as lead to high scores on college entrance exams.
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.
Emphasis is upon acquiring the habit of and skills for identifying and employing those language devices that will most clearly and accurately convey the message and desired impression of the writer/speaker to the intended reader or audience, whatever audience that might be, but with emphasis on the academic world. The student learns how to determine what the “correct grammar” for a particular purpose is, quickly and easily, by sampling common usage within academia or elsewhere and emulating the appropriate level of formality.
K. Titchenell is a homeschooling parent with many years of experience editing scholarly journal articles and teaching secondary school and college.
Product Value: $19.95
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