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A real-world guide to mastering Catholic high school entrance exams
Are you planning to attend a Catholic high school? Do you need a fast and effective way to prepare for the HSPT, TACHS, and COOP exams? With six full sample tests, up-to-date questions, and a comprehensive review of the basics in each category you'll encounter, Catholic High School Entrance Exams For Dummies is your ticket to test-taking success.
Gear up for the big day — find out how schools use your score, register for the exam you're supposed to take, and review a list of what you'll need
Be victorious over vocabulary, grammar, and usage — discover the types of verbal questions you'll face on your exam
Master analogies and reading comprehension — figure out the relationships in analogies and put together a planned approach to reading and understanding passages
Ace arithmetic and win at word problems — get an overview of basic math concepts and learn how to approach and solve different types of word problems
Overcome obstacles with algebra and geometry — demystify these often-intimidating subjects with easy-to-understand explanations for working with variables, lines and angles, and more
Test your skills — take six practice tests complete with answer keys and thorough explanations of the answers
Open the book and find:
An introduction to the exams
Ways to handle pre-exam jitters
What to bring on exam day (and what to leave at home)
Tactics for learning new words
A breakdown of analogy questions
The parts of speech
Tips on reasoning your way through logic questions
Coverage of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry
Pointers for deciphering quantitative relationships
Common pitfalls to avoid
Boost your scores on the HSPT, TACHS, and COOP
Sharpen your test-taking skills with six full-length exams
Review key verbal and math concepts
Maximize your opportunity to attend the Catholic high school of your choice
A real-world guide to passing the entrance exam for Catholic high school
Catholic High School Entrance Exams For Dummies provides students and their parents with an efficient and effective way to prepare for the HSPT, TACHS, and COOP-the three entrance exams used by Catholic high schools. Included are
- Six full-length practice tests
- Test-taking tips from the experts
- Thorough reviews of each test's format
With full sample tests, up-to-date questions, and a comprehensive review of the basics in each category, Catholic High School Entrance Exams For Dummies is a family's ticket to education success.
About the Author
Lisa Zimmer Hatch
, MA, has been preparing teens and adults for college and careers for more than twenty years.
Scott A. Hatch, JD, has prepared thousands of individuals for standardized tests and legal careers.
Lisa and Scott are coauthors of SAT II Math For Dummies, SAT II Biology For Dummies, and other For Dummies titles.
Table of Contents
Part I: Providing Perspective on Catholic High School Entrance Exams.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know You: Meet the HSPT, TACHS, and COOP.
Chapter 2: Executing a Plan for Success.
Part II: Vanquishing the Verbal Questions.
Chapter 3: Unlocking the Mysteries of Vocabulary, Synonyms, and Antonyms.
Chapter 4: Analyzing Analogy Questions.
Chapter 5: Two out of Three “Rs”: Reading and Writing Questions.
Chapter 6: Acing Spelling and Mechanics Questions.
Chapter 7: Getting a Grip on Grammar and Usage.
Chapter 8: Solving the Puzzle of Verbal Reasoning Questions.
Chapter 9: Giving Your Verbal Skills a Workout with Practice Questions.
Part III: Mastering Math and Conquering Quantitative Questions.
Chapter 10: Acing Arithmetic Problems.
Chapter 11: Venturing into the Unknown with Variables.
Chapter 12: Getting the Right Angle on Geometry Problems.
Chapter 13: Making Sense out of Math Word Problems.
Chapter 14: Sifting through Sequence Problems.
Chapter 15: Comprehending Comparisons and Other Quantitative Relationships.
Chapter 16: Everything but the Kitchen Sink: A Hodgepodge of Math Practice Questions.
Part IV: Practice Makes Perfect.
Chapter 17: HSPT Practice Test 1.
Chapter 18: Answers to HSPT Practice Test 1.
Chapter 19: HSPT Practice Test 2.
Chapter 20: Answers to HSPT Practice Test 2.
Chapter 21: TACHS Practice Test 1.
Chapter 22: Answers to TACHS Practice Test 1.
Chapter 23: TACHS Practice Test 2.
Chapter 24: Answers to TACHS Practice Test 2.
Chapter 25: COOP Practice Test 1.
Chapter 26: Answers to COOP Practice Test 1.
Chapter 27: COOP Practice Test 2.
Chapter 28: Answers to COOP Practice Test 2.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 29: Ten Test-Taking Traps to Avoid.
Chapter 30: Attention, Parents! Ten Ways You Can Help Your Child Succeed on the Exam.