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Discussion in 'Multiple Subject Tests' started by 1BruinAlum, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Lardygeezer

    Lardygeezer Comrade

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    Good advice

    And may I add that it is even more important when you use your 'work based' email address. For a number of reasons but two of the most important.

    1) Your employer has full rights to view and use the content of email at work.
    2) Imagine a teacher who posted their school email address that was subsequently flooded with porn-mail.

    I kid you not I was once asked in my previous life to investigate and retrieve information from a computer used by a teacher who had been suspended. Suffice to say every email was read (including chatrooms etc). I'd go as far as saying not to use school computers for any personal reason - overkill- you decide. I cannot give you any greater advice than to NOT use your work email for anything other than work. Using it to express opinions, ideaology, politics or religion (many other too) could come back and bite you. Get a FREE email address for posting to public forums or anything else. DONT use the school email for anything other than school related stuff. DONT express opinions about your work or colleagues using school email. It doesnt matter how harmless or private you think these things are...they are not!
     
  2. eteach

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    Thanks. I'm learning to navigate the site. What are PM's??

    eteach
     
  3. Lardygeezer

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    Personal Messages - See top right of this page a light blue box with welcome *yourname*.

    Click on the underlined Private Messages and this will take you to a private mailbox you can use here on AtoZ. It works similar to regular email but is only for this website.
     
  4. Teach 4 U

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    I do not know. Is this something I wrote to you? Maybe "Post Morning"?
     
  5. Redpepper

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    Hi,

    I am interested in the study group. I live far away in Richmond. I would like to participate and contact member via email. Please I need members interested in the Subtest III Multiple Test for P.E, Arts and Music, HDE etc.

    Redpepper
     
  6. Teach 4 U

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    If you would like to meet 1 X so U could make copies of what I have, or just get the info. resources online, it is up to U! Good Luck!
    Denise
     
  7. Teacherpam

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    I would love to, but is anyone from Berkeley, CA?
    Teacherpam
     
  8. Teacherpam

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    I live in Berkeley and need help with all 3 tests as I keep missing them by one and seven points.
    Do you want to get together or online? I am new to this forum.

    Teacherpam
     
  9. TeacherGroupie

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    That close? Oo, that's hard. What does it say on side 2 of your score reports? (You can answer me by private message if you prefer - click on the blue Private Messages link just below your name in the upper right of the screen.) I probably won't reply till afternoon, however.
     
  10. Teacherpam

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    Cset

    I needed more purpose, knowledge and support on the responses.

    In multiple choice I needed to answer more correctly in Sci and Visual and Performaning Arts. I need to take all 3 sections in January
     
  11. TeacherGroupie

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    PURPOSE has to do with what a question is REALLY about. A question about moths that became darker when buildings were sootier isn't about moths or buildings or soot, really: it's about natural selection and adaptation (if the buildings are darker, light-colored moths that land on them will be lunch, but darker moths are likelier to survive long enough to mate and produce the next generation, which is likelier to be darker, and so on). Your answer needs to show that you got the point. You show that by naming the Big Principle, at the very least.

    KNOWLEDGE is having the facts in hand. Download the Subject Matter Requirements from the CSET Web site, underline every term that has you scratching your head, and look up those terms on Ask Jeeves or Answers.com. And/or go find a really good kids' book in science - it does need to cover physical science, earth science, life science, and the scientific method, and it does need to mention a solid majority of the terms in the Subject Matter Requirements - and go play with science, thinking about the terms that are on the SMR as you go. KNOWLEDGE is partly about showing you know the technical terminology for the various parts of the issue with which the question deals. In the case of the moths, you need to talk about lighter vs. darker color as a heritable trait and you need to explain as I did above about the role that natural selection would play in the survival of darker moths as opposed to lighter.

    SUPPORT varies depending on the question, but it nearly always means that you need to show how your answer makes sense in light of the question, the concepts, and related things you're supposed to know. Here's where you can bring up a more familiar example that also works like whatever it was the question was about. Here's also where you show your work and explain your thinking.

    If you're already working in a school, ask your colleagues for books that shed light on science and visual & performing arts in interesting and engaging ways. There are some fine books for older children that can help - Usborne's SCIENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA, the INTRODUCTION TO ART, and the INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC are first-rate choices.

    Keep your answers short and focused. If you're taking all three subtests in one go, don't spend more than about 10 minutes on an answer. The good news is that the scorers are expecting that.

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. Teacherpam

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    Thank You So Much For Your Help.

    Teacherpam
     
  13. amberlin

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    CSET STUDY GROUP!

    I would love to meet for a study group. This is my last chance to pass this test! I am in Pepperdine working on my credential and I can't move forward without passing it.



    QUOTE=1BruinAlum]Would anyone like to join a study group for the Nov. test date? Will meet on various evenings/weekends and will dedicate each study session to one subtest. So, if you're only taking 1 subtest, you can come to those sessions relevant to your study needs.

    Why spend $350 on a test-prep class when we can make one ourselves! Afterall, we are TEACHERS, aren't we? (well, soon anyway...) :D

    I'm in West Los Angeles, but am very open to rotating locations in LA/Orange/Ventura counties. :cool:[/QUOTE]
     
  14. eteach

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    Thanks for your response to my thread. However, I responded in the wrong forum initially and should have written in the CSET forum.

    eteach
     
  15. TeacherGroupie

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    There isn't a "CSET forum", but I think you mean that you should've posted in the Single Subject Tests forum.
     
  16. eteach

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    Thanks!
     
  17. TeacherGroupie

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    Of course, you're more than welcome to stick around here and field English-related questions from the multiple subjects crowd. And you might even find that that also is a good way to study.
     
  18. dotdotdot

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    Looking for Multiple Subject Study Buddies in Glendale Area

    I'm taking all the subtests for the first time on Nov. 4 CSET (eep!) and I haven't had much time to study. I need to brush up in Math, History and Science. Any people near the Glendale area willing to get together at a library/bookstore/coffee shop to study after 6pm? Please email me: savage.joni@gmail.com.
     
  19. modgirl

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    i live in west la...how exactly would we study together for this? there's a lot of content.....!!!!
     
  20. TeacherGroupie

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    (a) Look at the content, and if there's something you Just Don't Get, post a question about it here.

    (b) Rummage through the threads for questions that have been posted, and take a shot at answering them either here or in the privacy of your own, um, study space.

    How's that, for starters?
     
  21. MissWull

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    3rdgrade-

    I'm in Corona too! :wow: How exciting, haha. Well I recently moved away for a while, but I'm coming back at the end of the month. Are you only taking subtest 1 this Saturday? I've taken II, and III...and missed subtest III by 3 points! I was so mad! So I'm only retaking that one this time...and subI will have to wait until January!

    Also, it sounds like you've already taken III. What was the most beneficial study material on that? Because that is one area in which I haven't taken any classes.
     

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