This is a practical guide to cracking the Thinking Skills Assessment, an admissions test required for a number of courses at Oxford and Cambridge universities. The text gives students the opportunity to pit their logical wits against challenging critical thinking questions and complex exercises.
Oxford and Cambridge now require students to complete an exam called the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) before they invite them for interview. This exam forms a large part of their assessment of candidates prior to meeting them; good TSA scores can sometimes lead to interviews despite poor results in public exams and a poor TSA score has been known to lead to rejection of a candidate before interview despite flawless public exam scores. This textbook is designed to help students improve their performance in the TSA through a number of methods: 1. Exam Strategy This exam is unlike any exam most candidates will have ever faced. The textbook arms students with simple but extremely effective strategies designed to save candidates time and also to use the nature of the exam to guide them towards more correct answers. 2. Approach The textbook also shows candidates simple approaches to the unique style of question presented in the TSA. It helps candidates get comfortable and confident with the questions the TSA requires candidates to complete. 3. Practice With 130 practice questions which are all designed in a similar way to the questions on the TSA exam, along with numerous worked examples, candidates will go into the exam having more experience of the questions. There is also a comprehensive explained answer section so candidates can check their answers and also see different methods to evaluate the questions and get to the correct answer more often, faster.
THE REVIEW YOU NEED FOR THE PRAXIS SCORE YOU WANT. Complete with 6 practice tests, Cracking the Praxis brings you focused content review, practice questions and drills, and free online content to help you master the Praxis Core, key Subject Assessments, and the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests. Practice Your Way to Excellence. • 6 Praxis Core practice tests to help you prepare for every section of the exam—2 each for Reading, Writing, and Math • Targeted content review for the most critical exams, including the Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, top Subject Assessments, and the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests • Step-by-step approaches to the types of questions you'll see on test day Work Smarter, Not Harder. • In-depth answer explanations to identify and learn from your mistakes • Fundamental strategies for solving common Praxis test problems • Realistic practice questions and essential information to deepen your Praxis mastery Take Control of Your Prep. • Up-to-date information on the what, when where, and how of the Praxis tests • Bonus study materials online, including a chapter on Elementary Education, expanded math solutions, and PLT practice quizzes • Planning and organization tips to prepare you for test day
Help your students become 21st century thinkers! Developed for grades K-2, this resource provides teachers with strategies to build every student's mastery of high-level thinking skills, promote active learning, and encourage students to analyze, evaluate, and create. Model lessons are provided as they integrate strategy methods including questioning, decision-making, creative thinking, problem solving, and idea generating. This professional strategies notebook includes a Teacher Resource CD. This resource is correlated to the Common Core and other state standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
Help your students become 21st century thinkers! Developed for grades K-2, this resource provides teachers with strategies to build every student's mastery of high-level thinking skills, promote active learning, and encourage students to analyze, evaluate, and create. Model lessons are provided as they integrate strategy methods including questioning, decision-making, creative thinking, problem solving, and idea generating. This professional strategies notebook includes a Teacher Resource CD. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 272 pages
Author: Fritz Stewart
Publisher: The Princeton Review
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Study Aids
Providing a thorough grounding in the Praxis exams for prospective teachers, an up-to-date handbook furnishes two full-length practice examines for each of the Pre-Professional Skills Tests in reading, writing, and math, as well as three full-length examines for the Principles of Learning and Teaching for each of the grade levels tested, drill questions, three complete practice case studies, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Medical colleges
Here is the most respected test prep book for the Medical College Admission Test you can buy, featuring an active learning approach for a better understanding of the exam's content-and a better chance for success. Unique to this guide are coverage of all recent changes in the MCAT, plus a step-by-step plan for sharpening cognitive skills, developing problem solving skills, and critical thinking. This thorough guide replaces expensive test preparation courses while giving students exactly what they need to get ready for the MCAT.
'The recent publication of a new edition of the American Diagnostic and Statistical manual (DSM-5) highlighted the two contrary viewpoints that exist within the field of mental health. There are those who value such classification systems, seeing each revision of the DSM as a fine-tuning exercise, and there are those who are strongly opposed, seeing such exercises as fundamentally flawed. 'Madness Cracked' provides a fascinating introduction to the history of psychiatry and clinical psychology, looking at how these areas have attempted to classify the various problems and disorders that their practitioners have faced in everyday use. Within the book, Power argues that - like in other areas of science - progress can only be made if the classification systems that are used have a sound theoretical basis. In addition, he outlines a model derived from work on cognition and emotion showing how, with appropriate modifications, it could provide a theoretical basis for classification and diagnosis. Using extraordinary examples from the history of psychiatry and clinical psychology, along with fascinating case material, he shows how our current knowledge in psychology can be developed to provide the theoretical basis that the field needs. For anyone in the field of mental health, Madness Cracked is a thought-provoking and controversial new book.'
Author: Princeton Review (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton Review
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Study Aids
Our inventive strategies and unique approach to standardized tests have revolutionized the test-prep industry. The techniques we teach in our courses are in this book. And If It’s on the LAST or ATS-W, It’s in This Book We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about math, reading, writing, and teaching–only the techniques you’ll need to score higher on the NYSTCE. There’s a big difference. In Cracking the NYSTCE, we’ll teach you how to think like the test writers and -Hone your essay-writing skills -Prepare for the challenges of the NYSTCE -Raise your score with complete preparation for both the LAST and the ATSW This book includes 2 full-length practice exams, one for the LAST and one for the ATSW. All of our practice questions are just like the ones you’ll see on the actual NYSTCE, and we fully explain every solution.
Author: Daniel Gouadec
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 2007-06-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Translation as a profession provides an in-depth analysis of the translating profession and the translation industry. The book starts with a presentation of the diversity of translations and an overview of the translation-localisation process. The second section describes the translation profession and the translators’ markets. The third section considers the process of ‘becoming’ a translator, from the moment people find out whether they have the required qualities to the moment when they set up shop or find a job, with special emphasis on how to find and hold on to clients, avoiding basic mistakes. The fourth section concentrates on the vital professional issues of costs, rates, deadlines, time to market, productivity, ethics, standards, qualification, certification, and professional recognition. The fifth section is devoted to the developments that have provoked ongoing changes in the profession and industry, such as ICT, and the impact of industrialisation, internationalisation, and globalisation. The final section is devoted to the major issues involved in translator training. A glossary is provided, together with a list of Websites for further browsing.
Author: Roberta B. Wiener
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Innovative in approach, this book explores both the theory and practice of contemporary strategies in literacy teaching and assessment — with a focus on the use of literacy portfolios within the context of integrated/language arts/literature-based teaching environments. It explains step-by-step the process of using a unique Literacy Assessment Portfolio to enhance responsibilities and ownership of literacy as well as provide teachers with necessary information to make instruction most effective. Using an abundance of real-life examples, it explains how the LAP assesses and guides both reading and writing and applies the portfolio concepts to students/readers of different ages (literacy developmental levels) in mainstream as well as special needs settings.
Author: Jason Jordan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Business & Economics
Boost sales results by zeroing in on the metrics that matter most “Sales may be an art, but sales management is a science. Cracking the Sales Management Code reveals that science and gives practical steps to identify the metrics you must measure to manage toward success.” —Arthur Dorfman, National Vice President, SAP “Cracking the Sales Management Code is a must-read for anyone who wants to bring his or her sales management team into the 21st century.” —Mike Nathe, Senior Vice President, Essilor Laboratories of America “The authors correctly assert that the proliferation of management reporting has created a false sense of control for sales executives. Real control is derived from clear direction to the field—and this book tells how do to that in an easy-to-understand, actionable manner.” —Michael R. Jenkins, Signature Client Vice President, AT&T Global Enterprise Solutions “There are things that can be managed in a sales force, and there are things that cannot. Too often sales management doesn’t see the difference. This book is invaluable because it reveals the manageable activities that actually drive sales results.” —John Davis, Vice President, St. Jude Medical “Cracking the Sales Management Code is one of the most important resources available on effective sales management. . . . It should be required reading for every sales leader.” —Bob Kelly, Chairman, The Sales Management Association “A must-read for managers who want to have a greater impact on sales force performance.” —James Lattin, Robert A. Magowan Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University “This book offers a solution to close the gap between sales processes and business results. It shows a new way to think critically about the strategies and tactics necessary to move a sales team from good to great!” —Anita Abjornson, Sales Management Effectiveness, Abbott Laboratories About the Book: There are literally thousands of books on selling, coaching, and leadership, but what about the particulars of managing a sales force? Where are the frameworks, metrics, and best practices to help you succeed? Based on extensive research into how world-class companies measure and manage their sales forces, Cracking the Sales Management Code is the first operating manual for sales management. In it you will discover: The five critical processes that drive sales performance How to choose the right processes for your own team The three levels of sales metrics you must collect Which metrics you can “manage” and which ones you can’t How to prioritize conflicting sales objectives How to align seller activities with business results How to use CRM to improve the impact of coaching As Neil Rackham writes in the foreword: “There’s an acute shortage of good books on the specifics of sales management. Cracking the Sales Management Code is about the practical specifics of sales management in the new era, and it fills a void.” Cracking the Sales Management Code fills that void by providing foundational knowledge about how the sales force works. It reveals the gears and levers that actually control sales results. It adds clarity to things that you intuitively know and provides insight into things that you don’t. It will change the way you manage your sellers from day to day, as well as the results you get from year to year.