cset english subtest IV?????

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  1. redance

    redance New Member

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    CSET English 4 sub test

    Hi, I had to take sub test four over again. I passed. I believe I went back and studied theatre-how to teach and direct a play-the elements involved etc. I reviewed the elements in a theatre production. This helped me nail one question. The others were about speech writing and when the different kinds of speeches were appropriate. Hope this helps. Roselle
     
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  2. TeacherGroupie

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    Again, a reminder to the community: please don't post actual specific test questions on A to Z. See the WARNING at the top of this Web page. I'd hate for anyone's test score to be invalidated.
     
  3. RainGal85

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    Passed!

    I just wanted to update that I got my unofficial results today and I did pass the test! :D

    For those of you who are struggling, I would suggest getting help from any of your friends who are Communication Studies or Theater majors. In my undergrad work, I majored in English but I minored in Communication Studies (speech/media) and was a few credits shy of completing a minor in theater. I had saved all of my notes from those classes, so I just went back and reviewed them to prepare for this test, and it worked!

    So if you don't happen to have the same background I did, you might want to ask around with your friends and see if they have class notes you could borrow to use for studying.
     
  4. TeacherGroupie

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    Congratulations, RainGal85!
     
  5. Sumgirl

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    Hoping to Pass IV in the New Year!

    I took all four parts of the English CSET in November. I passed I-III but scored a 207 on subtest IV. I have purchased three books from Amazon that I hope will help with terminology--Journalism: A Very Short Introduction, Break a Leg!: The Kid's Guide to Acting and Stagecraft, and Speak Out! Debate and Public Speaking in the Middle Grades. Anyone else use these books to help them with subtest IV? I am really hoping I pass on Jan. 8th because I need this supplemental authorization on my credential to keep a job next year (I have a mult. subject credential but more and more elementary teachers are losing their jobs each year in my district).
     
  6. TeacherGroupie

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    Sounds promising, Sumgirl!
     
  7. tiroui70

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    regardin cset English (4th section)

    It seems like many people have been having difficulties with the last, 4th section, am I right?
    I don't know if I wasn't prepared enough, I have to practice writing and also: did you use study books? any guides? that's the only part I need to pass. thanks
     
  8. tiroui70

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    did you pass eventually? ANY advice on studying for the last section, fourth? thanks, I do use REA also, it seems like it's not too far from the cset examples,etc..
     
  9. tiroui70

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    congratulations, i took it last November, but I had just come back from a great trip from Brazil and this time , it was really frustrating to take a test. I am really hoping to pass my last standardized test i have to take to get my second credential. I still haven' had a chance to study with a communication major or with someone more knowledgeable in the area...
     
  10. willowtree

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    "I don't know how you prepared for CSET or what you did to prepare for the retake of Subtest IV. But at this point IIWY I would re-evaluate my subject matter knowledge in relation to the Subtest Description and the referenced California Content Standards and review as necessary (the obvious emphasis would be on creative writing), make sure I understood the grading rubric used for the subtest, and make sure I responded in the future according to the rubric."



    Hi where can i find the subtest description? And are specific standards connected to the description? thank you.
     
  11. willowtree

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    Long time ago....

    Hey Bart,
    Some time has past but if your still on this thing do you think you could pass me over some of those notes. The prep class im taking is useless!!! Ok thanks
     
  12. tiroui70

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    are you referring to cset English, 4th section? I didn't pass this again, only section I have to pass.
     
  13. tiroui70

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    I don't think I spent too much time preparing for this section. But I did prepare. I just don't know what I should and how I must study for the next test. I didn't know this is so complicated.
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    willowtree, the subtest descriptions are on the CSET Web site at http://www.cset.nesinc.com: look through the Test Guides page for the link to the materials for English.
     
  15. tiroui70

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    you didn't pass the test either?
     
  16. tiroui70

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    I have seen this already, but thanks,
     
  17. glam160

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    Study Guides

    Would anyone like to sell me Karen McDermotts study guides?
     
  18. TeacherGroupie

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    glam160, have you taken this subtest before?
     
  19. Bozley

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    Thank you so much for your comments. I am currently in the same situation as kalsjh and your tips really helped me!:)
     
  20. niki

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    To Whom it May Concern,
    I am struggling with English CSET IV. I have taken it 14 times and am having difficulty passing it. I have gone through 3 different tutor's as well. Can someone help me? PLEASE
     

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