CliffsNotes Math Review for Standardized Tests, 2nd Edition

Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182723

Category: Study Aids

Page: 512

View: 5134

Your guide to a higher math score on standardized tests *SAT ACT® ASVAB GMAT® GRE® CBEST® PRAXIS I® GED® And More! Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need–fast! About the Contents: Introduction How to use this book Overview of the exams Part I: Basic Skills Review Arithmetic and Data Analysis Algebra Part II: Strategies and Practice Mathematical Ability Quantitative Comparison Data Sufficiency Each section includes a diagnostic test, explanations of rules, concepts with examples, practice problems with complete explanations, a review test, and a glossary! Test-Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes® For more test-prep help, visit CliffsNotes.com® *SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

CliffsNotes on Orwell's 1984

Author: Nikki Moustaki

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179307

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 84

View: 4496

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on 1984 introduces you to the modern world as imagined by George Orwell, a place where humans have no control over their own lives, where nearly every positive feeling is squelched, and where people live in misery, fear, and repression. Orwell's vision of the future may be grim, but your understanding of his novel can be bright thanks to detailed summaries and commentaries for every chapter. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes AP U.S. Government and Politics 2nd Edition

Author: Paul Soifer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054417965X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 312

View: 1121

Your complete guide to a higher score on the *AP U.S. Government and Politics About the book: Introduction Reviews of the AP exam format and scoring Proven strategies for answering multiple-choice questions Hints for tackling the essay questions FAQs Part I: Subject Area Reviews Covers all subject areas you'll be tested on Constitutional basis of U.S. government Political beliefs and behaviors Political parties, interest groups, and mass media Structure of government Public policy Civil rights and civil liberties Includes sample questions and answers for each subject Part II: AP U.S. Government and Politics Practice Exams 3 full-length practice exams with answers and complete explanations

CliffsTestPrep SAT I/PSAT

Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Hungry Minds Incorporated- Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780764586118

Category: College entrance achievement tests

Page: 432

View: 1347

This updated guide covers the new SAT I format, including online registration, grid-in math questions, and critical reading with paired passages.

CliffsNotes on Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Durthy A. Washington

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. With help from CliffsNotes on Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, you explore the first book-length narrative by an ex-slave that reveals the unique brutalities inflicted on enslaved African women in the South. The chapter summaries and commentaries in this study guide expose you to a harrowing story of degradation and sexual exploitation; the struggle for freedom and self-definition; community and family; and writing as a means of freedom. Other features that help you study include An in-depth look at the life of the author, Harriet A. Jacobs Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays Glossaries of key words and terms A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Conrad's Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

Author: Daniel Moran

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 9637

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come to understand how each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up the Congo River to where an ivory agent, Kurtz, has succumbed to human weakness and evil, and has disintegrated into a grotesque creature. The Secret Sharer is an allegorical examination of a timid man who struggles to stifle the more physical and dangerous part of himself. Eventually, he resolves this duality and becomes more daring — and, therefore, more complete. This concise supplement to Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer helps you understand the overall structure of the novels, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Part-by-part summaries and commentaries Character maps that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays that provide expert insight on the novels' structure Review sections that test your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CBEST(CliffsTestPrep)

Author: Jerry Bobrow,Peter Z. Orton

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780764586088

Category: Achievement tests

Page: 431

View: 8550

The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps. CliffsTestPrep CBEST, 6th Edition, can help you prepare for the California Basic Education Skills Test, a requirement for obtaining teaching credentials in California and Oregon. The test is based on the theory that teachers should be able to use the same skills taught to students -- skills essential to students both in the classroom and outside school. Inside this test prep tool, you'll find Full-length practice tests with answers and complete explanations Analysis of all exam subject areas An assessment mini-test to gauge a candidate's strengths and weaknesses with the various test sections Introduction to the format and scoring of the exam, overall strategies for answering multiple-choice questions, and questions commonly asked about CBEST A list of last-minute test-taking tips. This book will help you understand the types of questions that will test your knowledge in three general subjects: reading, mathematics, and writing. You can get ready to show what you know in areas such as Basic math and algebra, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and simple equations Practical applications of arithmetic operations, such as invoices, unit cost, and totals. Standard units in the U.S. measurement system Reading comprehension with emphasis on interpreting and analyzing passages Essay writing in a descriptive/narrative form that draws from personal experience Original writing in an analytical/expository essay that calls for explaining an issue, problem, or quotation and relating a well-supported personal opinion on the subject With guidance from the CliffsTestPrep series, you'll feel at home in any standardized-test environment!

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Othello

Author: Helen McCulloch,Gary Carey

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585876

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 114

View: 6195

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Betrayal and manipulation lie at the heart of Othello. Keep up with all the crosses and double-crosses of this tragic play with the CliffsNotes version of the play, which will help you form your own opinions about Iago's schemes, Othello's motives, and Desdemona's loyalty. Other features that help you study include Background information about the life and times of William Shakespeare to help you understand his influences A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Glossaries to help you comprehend Shakespeare’s language Critical essays on the character pairs and major themes of the play A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

Author: Susan Van Kirk

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764586057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

View: 8661

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, you explore life in 17th-century Massachusetts as you follow the ordeal of Hester Prynne, who has been found guilty of adultery and sentenced to wear a scarlet letter A on her dress as a sign of shame. The Scarlet Letter is considered to be Hawthorne's finest work, depicting a world where the real meets the unreal, the actual meets the imaginary — in a classic story that is difficult to forget. This study guide carefully walks you through every step of Hester's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and gain insight into how he came to write The Scarlet Letter. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the novel's setting and structure, symbolism, and classification as a gothic romance A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Hamlet

Author: Carla Lynn Stockton

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764586033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but your grades will be sweet when you rely on CliffsNotes on Hamlet as you digest Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. In this play, Hamlet explores the meaning of life, death, eternity, relationships, hypocrisy, truth, the existence of God, and almost anything else that concerns mankind. Character studies shed new light on Prince Hamlet, his father King Hamlet, the malevolent Claudius, the troubled Ophelia — and the rest of the cast. You'll also explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, and unlock the play's themes and literary devices. Count on CliffsNotes on Hamlet for detailed summaries and commentaries on every scene to help you appreciate the complexity of the play. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Beowulf

Author: Stanley P. Baldwin,Elaine Strong Skill

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 102

View: 3833

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Beowulf takes you into the epic story of warriors and strange beasts. Beowulf is considered to be the longest and greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poem. Some see it as an early celebration of Christianity. Others think it extols – or perhaps condemns – heroic values. Step into this epic poem and get ready for sword fights, feasts, and treasures. With this study guide, you’ll be able to follow all of the action as you consider the artistic impact of the work. You'll also gain insight into the characteristics of the unknown poet and the manuscript itself. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Lawrence and Lee's Inherit the Wind

Author: Suzanne Pavlos

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

View: 3325

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Inherit the Wind is an illuminating guide to the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play about the evolution-versus-creationism debate. Chapter summaries and expert analysis provide insight into the central conflict between fundamentalist Matthew Harrison Brady and gifted orator Henry Drummond. The townspeople in this play also dramatize what freedom of thought -- as well as "the right to be wrong" -- truly mean. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the play's themes, conflicts, and more A review section that tests your knowledge Background information on the playwrights and their partnership Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy

Author: Charles Higgins,Regina Higgins

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 2013

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today. This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses — tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the playwright, Sophocles An introduction to Greek theatre A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus Trilogy A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Crane's The Red Badge of Courage

Author: Patrick J. Salerno

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585791

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Stephen Crane wrote the first draft of The Red Badge of Courage in only ten days. This CliffsNotes supplement carries you along as the story of a young boy named Henry Fleming faces his first battle — not only in war but with his own fear, pride, and cowardice — unfolds. It still remains as one of the best novels about the American Civil War. This study guide carefully walks you through every step of Henry’s ordeal by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author and gain insight into how he came to write The Red Badge of Courage. Other features that help you study include A character map to highlight the relationships between characters Glossaries after each chapter to define new and unfamiliar terms Critical essays covering topics like figurative language and the structure of the novel A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center with books and Web sites for more study Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

ACT

Author: Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764586132

Category: ACT Assessment

Page: 435

View: 7861

This thorough guide to one of the most important exams many students will ever take is now updated with new practice exams and a review of math, science, and other ACT subjects in a handy appendix.

Die Fiedelgrille und der Maulwurf

Author: Janosch

Publisher: Janosch film &medien AG

ISBN: 3981592573

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 45

View: 8004

Die Fiedelgrille macht Musik anstatt sich um eine Bleibe für den Winter zu kümmern. Wo gibt's denn so was? Schließlich findet sie Obdach beim Maulwurf und beide erleben die wohl schönste Zeit ihres Lebens.

Die blaue Blume

Roman

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458762469

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9130

»Was ich gesucht, habe ich gefunden, / Was ich fand, das fand auch mich. « Friedrich von Hardenberg, besser bekannt als Novalis, ist 22, als er Sophie von Kühn erstmals trifft – eine Viertelstunde, die über sein Leben entschieden hat, wie er später seinem Bruder gestehen wird. Hals über Kopf hat er sich verliebt und verlobt sich schon bald mit »Söphgen«. Für den romantischen Dichter ist die viel Jüngere seine blaue Blume, die Verkörperung seiner Poesie und all seiner Sehnsucht. Doch das Glück steht unter keinem guten Stern: Sophie erkrankt an Tuberkulose ... Penelope Fitzgerald erzählt die dramatische Liebesgeschichte des Paares, dessen Schicksal bis heute berührt, und sie zeigt Novalis in einem neuen Licht.

Die unerklärliche Logik meines Lebens

Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Publisher: Thienemann Verlag in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verl

ISBN: 3522621506

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7047

Sam war verdammt klug. Und sie wusste einfach Bescheid. Über alle möglichen Dinge. Sie fühlte die Dinge auch. O Mann, konnte Sam Dinge fühlen. Manchmal dachte ich, sie würde alles gleich für uns beide erledigen – das ganze Denken, das ganze Fühlen, das ganze Leben. Sam wusste, wer Sam war. Ich dagegen? Ich glaube, ich war mir nicht immer so sicher. Sich gegenseitig auffangen – das haben Sal und seine beste Freundin Samantha bisher immer geschafft. Doch gelingt das auch im größten Chaos, wenn alles droht, auseinanderzubrechen? Das letzte Schuljahr stellt die Freundschaft der beiden auf eine harte Probe. Sam gerät an einen wirklich miesen Typen, während Sal verzweifelt versucht, nicht zu einem zu werden. Er hat das Gefühl, all das nicht zu sein, was Sam an ihm mag – und doch scheint ihre Freundschaft bedingungslos.