Cset study methods????

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  1. Lgonz79

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    Taking cset Subtest 2 and 3 soon, been so many years since I have had to study, need help in determining best study method for cset? Are making note cards better, studying practice tests better or just reading through everything with notes best? I have the cliff notes study guide just having a hard time getting started, help???
     
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    What's best depends largely on what's best for the individual test taker. There's no such thing as the one right approach for everyone. If Cliffs isn't working for you, that isn't necessarily a shortcoming on your part.

    For the most part, CSET exams aren't about regurgitating definitions one has memorized. Instead, they're about figuring out an answer based on one's knowledge of the terminology and principles of the domain (= subject area).

    What content in each subtest has you most concerned?
     
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    I have read a ton of great information about teacherstestprep I was debating on paying for their 2 week study guides which are a ton of you tube videos. Its either that or the cliff notes book. Any advice either way?
     
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    Not really to concerned with Subtest 3 more more about math in Subtest 2!
     
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    Did you take CBEST? If so, how did you fare with the math?
     
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    Yes I did I took the cbest well over 15 years ago! On the cset Subtest three I passed it over 10 years ago on the 3rd try, I have to retake and try to pass on first try since I am on a time limit, that’s the scary part!
     
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    If you had enough math at one point to get through CBEST, you can get it back; you'll just have to do some work. Try working through the short math videos on Khan Academy, www.khanacademy.org, up through prealgebra or Algebra 1. If Khan isn't to your liking, you might prefer the less flashy and video-y Math is Fun, www.mathsisfun.com. In either case, start with math you know and work up.

    What makes CSET-MS math challenging is less the math skills required per se - most of them show up on CBEST, actually - but the tendency of questions to draw on skills from several different domains of math at once. If you can get in the habit of breaking a question down into its component skills, it's likely to help.
     

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