Everything you need to pass the TASC If you're looking to gauge your readiness for the high school equivalency exam and want to give it all you've got, TASC For Dummies has everything you need. The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) is a state-of-the art, affordable, national high school equivalency assessment that evaluates five subject areas: reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. With the help of this hands-on, friendly guide, you'll gain the confidence and skills needed to score your highest and gain your high school diploma equivalency. * Helps you measure your career and college readiness, as outlined by the Common Core State Standards * Focuses entirely on the 5 sections of the TASC and the various question types you'll encounter on test day * Includes two full-length TASC practice tests with complete answers and explanations So far, New York, Indiana, New Jersey, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Nevada have adopted TASC as their official high school equivalency assessment test. If you're a resident of one of these states and want an easy-to-grasp introduction to the exam, TASC For Dummies has you covered.
Written in plain English and packed with tons of practical and easy-to-follow explanations, it gets you up to speed on this alternative to the GED.
Stuart Donnelly, PhD, was awarded a PhD in mathematics from Oxford University. He has prepared students for the TASC test and GED Test for the past two decades.
Introduction 1 Part 1: Getting Started with the TASC 5 CHAPTER 1: Making Sense of the TASC 7 CHAPTER 2: Getting Prepped 13 Part 2: Language Arts: Reading 17 CHAPTER 3: Reading to Find Central Themes and Main Ideas 19 CHAPTER 4: Analyzing the Structure of Text 27 Part 3: Language Arts: Writing 39 CHAPTER 5: The Basics of Writing 41 CHAPTER 6: Avoiding Grammatical Errors 53 CHAPTER 7: The Mechanics of Writing 65 CHAPTER 8: Choosing Effective Language 71 CHAPTER 9: Writing the TASC Essay 77 Part 4: Mathematics 81 CHAPTER 10: Numbers & Quantity 83 CHAPTER 11: Algebra 95 CHAPTER 12: Measurement Functions 123 CHAPTER 13: Geometry 141 CHAPTER 14: Statistics and Probability 155 Part 5: Social Studies 169 CHAPTER 15: U.S History 171 CHAPTER 16: World History 185 CHAPTER 17: Civics and Government 199 CHAPTER 18: Geography 215 CHAPTER 19: Economics 223 Part 6: Science 233 CHAPTER 20: Physical Science 235 CHAPTER 21: Life Science 249 CHAPTER 22: Earth and Space Science 261 Part 7: Practice Tests 281 CHAPTER 23: Practice Test 1 283 CHAPTER 24: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1 345 CHAPTER 25: Practice Test 2 371 CHAPTER 26: Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2 435 Part 8: The Part of Tens 461 CHAPTER 27: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Score 463 CHAPTER 28: Ten Ways to Work through Test Jitters 467 Index 471