The most comprehensive and up-to-date strategies, practice, and review for the CSET California K teachers are required to have single subject teaching credentials if they want to specialize in departmentalized classes for example, art, math, science, and literature. Teachers must pass the CSET to supplement their general teaching certification. Kaplan CSET offers aspiring teachers a complete guide to preparing for the test. I thought the book was amazing, and the CD-Rom with test banks that was included was astoundingly convenient. Well, I failed subtest one and three because the Cliffs Notes book is very different from what is actually on the test except for math, science, and most of the history--leaving all of subtest 3 and the english portion of subtest one poorly covered.
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date strategies, practice, and review for the CSET California K teachers are required to have single subject teaching credentials if they want to specialize in departmentalized classes for example, art, math, science, and literature.
Teachers must pass the CSET to supplement their general teaching certification. Kaplan CSET offers aspiring teachers a complete guide to preparing for the test. I thought the book was amazing, and the CD-Rom with test banks that was included was astoundingly convenient. Well, I failed subtest one and three because the Cliffs Notes book is very different from what is actually on the test except for math, science, and most of the history--leaving all of subtest 3 and the english portion of subtest one poorly covered.
I scheduled my retake exam dates and bought this book. After 5 minutes of scanning through it I was so mad at myself for not purchasing this one instead or at least in addition to the Cliffs Notes one. I was certain I would have passed if I had this book. I studied for about 25 non-consecutive hours over a 3 week period, and felt confident while and after taking the subtests again.
I passed--this book made it so easy! Do NOT make the same foolish mistake I did and only purchase one book. I recommend NOT taking all three tests in one sitting since you will most likely become exhausted and underperform.
Also, when taken separately, many adult schools in your area will then offer the test instead of forcing you to drive to a Pearson test center which in my case was over an hour away. When I took the two subtests separately, I was able to drive right down the street!
One annoying con of this book is under the grammar portion, they suggest "researching" some things, like pronouns, run-on sentences, adverbs, etc. How hard is it to devote a page to this? And trust me, know them ALL because they are on the exam!!! Good luck! Helped me pass all subtests first time!
I agree with the other reviewer who said "they suggest "researching" some things, like pronouns, run-on sentences, adverbs, etc. Although I have not taken subtest two yet, as I have been studying I realized that there is not enough earth science covered.
Much of the chapter is focused primarily on biology and they seem to skim over earth science. Overall I think this book is a must-have! This book was helpful for all multiple choice and written math portion. CliffsNotes CSET: Multiple Subjects While there is some good material in this book, the writing style is dry and it is not arranged in a study-friendly manner.
There is often times too much minutiae about irrelevant topics and not enough explanation about the core ideas. There is a severe lack of simple diagrams to help the reader understand some of the more complicated subject matter. The one thing that it does have, that the CliffNotes does not, is a glossary of terms; however, some of the definitions lack any relevant information that the reader would actually need for the CSET test. The single practice test that is provided should have more questions.
Also, not all of the answers to the questions in the practice test can actually be found in the reading portion of the subject matter! The reader will have use additional resources to answer some of the questions in the practice test. The CliffsNotes book is arranged in a way that is easier to read, easier to study with, has more practice tests, more diagrams and easier to locate previously read topics.
This book is good if you have already purchased the CliffNotes, have extra money to burn or have just want another perspective on the topics already found in the CliffNotes book.
I admit that there are a few sub-topics that this book explains in more detail, but not many. Great study book By Megan W.
This book was a lot harder to read and study from however I suggest getting both books because the other one was very helpful with the multiple choice questions and this one is great for the essay questions.
So far the Kaplan is the only one that has shown up in the last 3 weeks. STill waiting for the CliffNotes. Redundant and thorough. Just the way I learn! It has plenty of practice tests, plenty of examples, and it even covers some test taking strategies if you require a refresher. Definitely recommend this to anyone getting ready to take the CSET exam. If that is what your looking for it would be a great review. But I cannot return it back. I took the tests at the end of the chapters, but never tried the full-length practice test from the back.
This book is clear, highlights key terms at the end of each section, and is surprisingly easy to study from. Only good for practice tests By Amazon Customer on Mar 13, I just took and passed all 3 subsets in one go and I am a horrible test taker. Although none of these study guide books are like the test, they provide you with the information you need to know and from there you need to have deeper thinking skills to answer the questions. It might ask instead, what they ate.
I found this book delved into science a lot more than i needed. Subset 3 information was okay, but I prefer cliff notes and youtube videos. The math portion was also fine. I think this book is good for extra practice tests.
Most of the question and answers in the actual test are not direct and straight forward. But, I majored in fashion, so most of the info was new to me..
Good book but I was expecting a brand new book By Amazon Customer on Jul 28, Good book but I was expecting a brand new book like the title specifically said. Better off buying a used book for the price I paid. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. It was published by Kaplan Publishing and has a total of pages in the book. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here. Similar Books.
CSET Test Prep
Attendance at all class sessions is required. Information on how to access Blackboard and Zoom, as well as system requirements. Get the edge in preparing for the computer-based CSET! Strategies and techniques for answering the multiple-choice and constructed-response questions will be discussed and selected areas will be reviewed. This workshop is designed to help students apply their knowledge to meet exam requirements in each of the exam subtests, but is not a substitute for formal academic course work. Your success on the CSET: Multiple Subjects exam depends upon your measured knowledge and skill in the subject matter taught in California classrooms.
Kaplan CSET: California Subject Examination for Teachers