Includes Practice Test Questions
How to Pass the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core), using our easy step-by-step Praxis study guide, without weeks and months of endless studying...
In addition to our Praxis Test study guide, we have also developed Praxis II Test study guides.
Dear Future Teacher,
One gorgeous day last spring, a young lady got the dreaded news: the official score from her Praxis exam. It was nowhere near as high as she had hoped it would be. Actually, it was far worse than that; despite her years of study and her great college grades, she had failed the Praxis.
This was a crushing blow. All her hopes and dreams of making a difference in children's lives as a teacher were swirling down the drain. All because of a low score on the Praxis test...
Thinking about her friends made it even worse. They had all gotten their scores, and every one of them had passed. She despised standardized tests, so she had put off taking it as long as possible. Now she hated these tests even worse.
"Why should I even have to take the Praxis to get a teaching license?" she exclaimed, as she threw her failure notice in the trash can.
She had no idea how she was going to tell her friends what happened. Then she began to despair at just how terrible her situation was, as it began to sink in that she would never have a teaching career if she couldn't pass the Praxis.
How to Solve the Problem
For far too many people, the situation above isn't a story about someone else. It's the reality that they're living through right now. They did well in college, thought they had it made, thought they were on the fast track to a lifelong career in teaching... until their low Praxis score brought all their hopes and dreams to a screeching halt.
You see, there's a widespread myth that the Praxis is all about measuring academic abilities. It's not; that's why so many people do poorly on the Praxis even though they made excellent grades in college.
If the exam was only about how much a person had learned in college, then everyone who did well in college would easily pass the test. Instead of being all about knowledge and skills, the Praxis is actually just as much about measuring how good someone is at passing standardized tests. This certainly doesn't seem fair, but fair or not, it's how things are. Some people who would have made great teachers may never get the chance because they flunked the Praxis.
But it doesn't have to happen to you if you rely on our Praxis Exam Secrets Study Guide. That's the reason we created Praxis Exam Secrets: so that no qualified teacher has their dreams crushed due to a low Praxis score.
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If you want to master the art of test taking, so that you can stop agonizing about getting an Praxis score that's just barely good enough to pass, and be confident of getting the high score you're capable of, then this may well be the most important letter you will ever read.
Praxis Exam Secrets is a comprehensive guide to acing the Praxis exam, written by our test experts on the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core). They've done in depth research into the concepts and subjects you'll encounter on the exam. Our painstaking research has uncovered the precise subject matter and skills that are essential if you're going to pass this rigorous exam. We've used the results of this intensive research to create a study guide that's guaranteed to help you pass the Praxis.
No matter which Praxis test you'll be taking, Praxis Exam Secrets is the resource you need to get the high score you deserve. It has all the information and guidance you need to pass the exam and get your teaching career started right away.
Naturally, you may have some skepticism, so let us give you three great reasons you can rest assured we can keep these promises.
Three Reasons You Can Rely On Praxis Exam Secrets
#1) Our name is Mometrix Test Preparation, and we have an entire team of researchers who do nothing but study and "reverse engineer" standardized tests like the Praxis. We maintain very strict hiring standards for this team of researchers, and very few applicants for the rare open position come close to qualifying, as we set a very high bar for quality when it comes to our study guides and other materials. You can rely on their combined decades of experience in cracking the code for difficult standardized tests such as the Praxis to get that all important passing score.
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We're convinced that we've done just that; we've found the secrets to beating these exams. We were surprised at what we found; some of the keys to getting a high score were unbelievably simple to implement once test takers found out about them.
We've put all the results of our research together in a compact, yet thorough, study guide that will allow anyone, no matter their present skill level, to see dramatically improved results with very little effort.
#3) Part of our motivation in creating Praxis Exam Secrets was our frustration at the lack of quality test prep tools for the Praxis. Future teachers looking for help with the Praxis really had no good options. Most of what was available made the same fundamental error: it tried to teach the subject matter, instead of focusing on teaching the test. This doesn't work, because most of the people who will take the Praxis already have a pretty good grasp of what they need to know about teaching; it's the nature of the test that trips them up.
Test takers who do well on the Praxis do so because they understand the link between their knowledge of their subject, and how to use that knowledge in the context of the Praxis format.
That's what makes Praxis Exam Secrets so powerful. We show you how to take the material you already know, and successfully apply it to the actual Praxis test format.
You'll save money, time, and headaches. You'll know how to avoid the weak test prep strategies and common mistakes that others are making, and discover what you need to know to achieve success on the Praxis. Here are just a few of the ways Praxis Exam Secrets can help you...
Our Powerful Praxis Test Taking Strategies
- How to overcome one of your biggest obstacles - Praxis time limits. You'll learn how to dodge hidden "time traps", putting you far ahead of the average, uninformed test taker
- Super-fast techniques of breezing through the many easy questions, so you can spend more of your valuable time on the harder ones, without ever being in a hurry.
- Get fast answers for any questions you might have - just send us an email and one of our team will get back to you ASAP
- How to spot the questions on the Praxis which practically give away the right (or wrong) answer; even if you happen to be unfamiliar with the subject matter you'll still get these questions right
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- Our research team members aren't a bunch of "nerds"; they're experts on both the formats of standardized tests, as well as being experts on test taking, so you'll gain the information and skills you need to do your best when it really counts - on test day
- Our detailed and bite sized analysis (in plain English) that shows you how to take apart difficult and complex problems so you can conquer those really difficult questions, allowing you to turn a stumbling block into a stepping stone to Praxis success
- Why you don't need to guess about guessing when you're stumped. Learn when you should guess, how to do it, and how to maximize your odds and avoid the faulty strategies that lead so many others astray
- There are little known "tipoffs" that reveal the right answer for many questions; learn how to spot these telltale "giveaways" and ramp up your Praxis score
- How to lay the groundwork right away for a powerful and efficient Praxis prep plan that you can get started on immediately
- How to interpret Praxis questions so you'll know exactly what answer they're looking for, instead of wasting time wracking your brain trying to figure it out
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- Our "calibration strategy", which you'll only find here, makes sure you don't go too slow OR too fast, so you maximize your efficiency
- Our original and exclusive 5 step phased approach will show you how to get the most out of practice tests and other study aids
- Learn how to conquer procrastination, which is one of the biggest killers when it comes to passing the Praxis
- Learn why you don't want to spend too much time prepping for the Praxis, and how to know when you're thoroughly prepared
- Our checklist of the Top 20 things you need to address in the last 24 hours before you take the Praxis, so you can make sure you haven't overlooked anything at the last minute
- Find out why many answer choices that "sound" right are wrong, and how to tell the difference between the "right sounding" wrong answer, and the correct answer
- The "benchmark" tip for choosing between two or more answers that are very similar
- How seemingly "random" information in a question is often the key that lets you answer it correctly
- How to "tease out" clues to the right answer when you run across the rare question that leaves you completely stumped
- Our very own method to create your own "lifeline" when you're tempted to panic over a question that appears to be over your head
- Learn an easy and fast brainstorming trick that lets you quickly dissect a question and find helpful clues you previously overlooked
- Learn how to quickly spot "weasel words" and "fudge phrases" that can tip you off to the right answer
- Learn what "new information" in answer choices almost always means; this tip alone can give your Praxis score a big boost
- Contextual clues in questions and answers that can help you choose the correct response
- How to avoid wasting huge amounts of time trying to figure out technical terms you may not understand, and instead work around them
- There are two times when you NEVER want to thoroughly check your answers; find out what they are
- An unbelievably simple tip that will let you perform a fast "double check" that saves you from making mistakes, but doesn't take much time
- When an answer contains a direct quote from the question, is it the right or wrong answer? Find out with our guide
- What "extreme" statements are, how to spot them, and what they almost always mean when it comes to choosing the correct answer
- How to separate the possible answer choices of tough questions into "families," so you can quickly rule out one or more choices and boost your odds of answering correctly
And much more...
Now, those are some big promises. Can we really deliver on them?
Yes we can.
Let us explain.
First, let us make it crystal clear what Praxis Exam Secrets isn't. It is NOT a warmed over collection of common knowledge study tips and things you're already aware of.
On the contrary, Praxis Exam Secrets is a volume of techniques and knowledge that we've compiled specifically to help you pass the Praxis with as little study time as possible. It's written in plain English and is very user friendly.
We teach you the five essential skills you'll need for success on the Praxis exam, and we include a thorough review of the specific Praxis test you'll be taking.
Warning: Six Criteria You Must Always Look For
There's a lot of useless, unhelpful and just plain wrong information out there about studying for the Praxis and other standardized tests. Here are six factors you must always look for in an Praxis study guide:
One: The people who wrote it must be professionals who have exhaustively studied the concepts and topics found on the Praxis if you're going to be successful.
Two: Even though it was authored by professionals, it must be written in plain, easily understandable language that all test takers can relate to.
Three: It should be fluff free; direct and to the point, so you don't waste time or get distracted.
Four: It should focus primarily on the Praxis exam itself, and only secondarily on the subject matter. As we pointed out earlier, if knowing the material was all that mattered, we wouldn't see so many people with high grades from excellent education programs failing the Praxis. Simply knowing the material doesn't mean a person will be able to succeed on the Praxis exam, as these are two different skills. A good study guide should bridge the gap between them.
Five: It must be easy and enjoyable to use, so the reader is actually motivated to study for the Praxis
Six: It must come with a money back guarantee. Anyone who doesn't pass the Praxis should get their money back. Period.
You'll receive more than 10 times your money's worth!
When you add up the costs of failing the Praxis - retesting fees, a minimum of a few months' salary missed out on, etc., and then compare the total to the small price of Praxis Exam Secrets, you'll see you're easily getting more than 10 times your money's worth in value.
Here's what you're about to receive:
Praxis Exam Secrets includes:
The 5 Secret Keys to Praxis Success:
- Time is Your Greatest Enemy
- Guessing is Not Guesswork
- Practice Smarter, Not Harder
- Prepare, Don't Procrastinate
- Test Yourself
Explanation of the different Praxis Series exams
The comprehensive Reading review including:
- Determining the Relationships
- Making Strategic Eliminations
- How to Recognize Switchback Words
- Understanding Word Types
- Finding the Right Opportunities
- When Truth Doesn't Equal Correctness
- Avoiding the Trap of Familiarity
- Making Logic Work for You
- Skimming Techniques to Save Time
- The Critical Guide to Critical Reading
The comprehensive Writing review including:
- Keys to Quick Improvements
- Recognizing Not So Obvious Errors
- The Logical Path to Churning out an Essay
- Simplicity is Bliss
- How to Recognize Parallelism
- Secrets to Using Good Punctuation
- Clearing Up Word Confusion
- How to Approach a Topic
- Strength Through Diversity
- Tips on Weeding Your Garden
The comprehensive Mathematics review including:
- The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read
- The Commonsense Approach to Solving for Variables
- How to Breeze Through Word Problems
- Keeping Probability Simple
- Using the Right Formulas
- Graphing for Success
- Breezing Through Ratios
- Understanding Line Plotting
- The Logical Approach to the Difficult Problems
along with many more secrets and tips we're including to make sure you pass the Praxis test...
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We're absolutely convinced that our guide will help you pass the Praxis, so as a further encouragement, we're adding the following to your purchase:
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These Praxis practice exam questions allow you to put your knowledge to a real test, before you take the actual exam. Review and repetition are key to success; using these practice questions will reinforce your strengths while helping you identify and brush up on weak areas.
Don't worry; we don't just give you the correct answer and leave it at that. We also provide in depth explanations as to why each correct answer is right, and some insights into the most common mistakes people make that lead to the wrong answers. These detailed answer keys are vital to your success when it comes to passing the Praxis
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We know that one of the hardest parts of studying is sorting through all of the information. There is so much stuff that you need to know in preparation for your test. However, while you want to go through everything to make sure that you don't miss out on something you've never heard of before, it's equally important that you stay up to date on the basic core knowledge that you will be tested on.
Our Praxis Quick Reference Guide is condensed study material. We've taken the basics of the test and boiled it down to the most important concise facts and need-to-know information. Our goal was to create a set of cheatsheets that you can print out that would allow you to do a quick review in a short amount of time. Unfortunately our cheatsheets don't give away the actual answers to the test, but they do the next best thing. They give you that basic review of the most critical things that you need to know to be successful.
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