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					CAHSEE PREP

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To Pass You Need
      66%
Out of every three questions you
   only need to get two right
Tactics
   Each multiple choice question has 4
    choices.
   Eliminate 2 = a 50% chance of getting it
    right
   [1 out of 3 right] + [ a 50/50 guess at the
    other 2] = [ 2 out of 3] = PASS
Remember
   Take your TIME… Ask for Extra Time!
   Stay Calm … Stay Focused!
   Answer Every Question
   Eliminate at least 2 Wrong Answers
   Go with Your Gut (Read them out loud) If it
    sounds wrong, it probably is!
   Then …
Stay Calm, Stay Focused … Take
Your Time … Take Extra Time!
 You WILL pass!
       
STRATEGY TO PASS:
Eliminate the Wrong Answers &
Make an Educated Guess!
   Answer EVERY Question
   Eliminate wrong answers - You do not lose
    points for guessing
   TRUST YOUR EARS! If it doesn’t sound
    right – it probably isn’t! Eliminate it!
Breakdown
   45 points = Reading passage questions
   15 points = Writing Conventions
   12 points = Writing Strategies
   18 points = Writing a short essay
The Facts
TOTAL POINTS:
 CAHSEE ENGLISH TEST
Entire section = 90 points
 NUMBER NEEDED:
to PASS = 59 points

66% Correct and “You have done it!”
FORMAT
   SENTENCE QUESTIONS
       Grammar - Multiple Choice
       Sentence Structure – Fill in the Blank or Choose
        the Best Version for the underlined part of the
        sentence
   ESSAY REVISIONS
       Rough Drafts – Sentence revision or reading
        comprehension
   ESSAY – WRITING TASK
Rule #1: If it sounds wrong, it probably is wrong.




Rule #2: Identify the Concept being tested…
or WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS IT?
Focus on the Answer Choices
   Sentence Questions #1: Fill in the Blank
    Pronouns, Adjectives, Contractions, Diction
   Sentence Questions #2:
    Underlined/Replace? Verbs, Punctuation,
    Quotations, Parallelism, Modifiers
    Writing Conventions
   1.2Understand sentence construction (e.g., parallel
    structure, subordination, proper placement of
    modifiers) and proper English usage (e.g.,
    consistency of verb tenses).
   1.1Identify and correctly use clauses (e.g., main and
    subordinate), phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive, and
    participial), and mechanics of punctuation (e.g.,
    semicolons, colons, ellipses, hyphens).
   1.3Demonstrate an understanding of proper English
    usage and control of grammar, paragraph and
    sentence structure, diction, and syntax.
Writing Strategies
   1.1Establish a controlling impression or coherent thesis that
    conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject and
    maintain a consistent tone and focus throughout the piece of
    writing.
   1.2Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate
    modifiers, and the active rather than the passive voice.
   1.5Synthesize information from multiple sources and identify
    complexities and discrepancies in the information and the different
    perspectives found in each medium (e.g., almanacs, microfiche,
    news sources, in-depth field studies, speeches, journals, technical
    documents).
   1.9Revise writing to improve the logic and coherence of the
    organization and controlling perspective, the precision of word
    choice, and the tone by taking into consideration the audience,
    purpose, and formality of the context.
Parallelism
   Understand sentence construction (e.g.,
    parallel structure, subordination, proper
    placement, modifiers) and proper English
    usage (e.g., consistency of verb tenses)
   PARALLELISM is a rule of grammar that
    says words in a sentence that have the
    same function must be in the same form
Parallelism matches words up
Parallelism
 Rule #1: Words in a sentence that have
  the same function must be in the same
  form.
 Tip: Lists of VERBS in DIFFERENT
  FORMS (Tenses) which means that they
  should have the same endings.
In other words, pick the matching ending
Are they a match??
Step 1: Check the question.
     *Is it underlined?
     *Are they asking about commas?
     *Are they asking about parallelism?
Step 2: Eliminate answer choices that have
        verbs with different endings.
Tips
1.) Skim the question and look for the words AND or
  OR… check on each side of those words to see
  whether the items that are matching are identical
  triplets.
2.) If they are not look for the answer that makes
  them identical.
3.) If there are several items in a list put them in a
  column and see if they are alike or parallel
4.) Read it to yourself are there words that make the
  same sound? i.e. Racing, skiing, boating, cooking
Let’s Try It!
A.   greeting a customer, escort them to a
     table and offer a beverage
B.   to greet customers, escorting them to
     tables and offering them a beverage.
C.   to greet customers, escorting them to a
     table, and to offer a beverage.
D.   greeting customers, escorting them to a
     table and offering beverages.
And the correct answer is…




              D
So now you can say…
Writing Conventions: 10WC1.2
   Rule of 3: look for _____, _____ and ____.
   VERBS: look at the ends of the words
    (they should be in the same form, i.e.,
    ___ing or ___ed (Where they trick you is
    giving you an irregular verb ending)
   TIP: See what’s different in the answers
    (and figure out what kind of question it is:
    parallel)