Single Subject-English

Discussion in 'Single Subject Tests' started by Lyddy, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. jpharmonie54

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    I passed, I and II...now for III and IV tomorrow!


    Now that I have survived the first two subtests, I'm prepping myself to pass the next two parts. I usually feel that I do better on writing rather than multiple choice, but as the saying goes, "If I can't dazzle them with my brilliance, I'll baffle them with my bul......"
     
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    Okay, late, I know, but....

    Dave,

    It's been a month since you posted this, but I didn't forget about my fellow teachers!

    I'm sorry to hear that you didn't pass!! Email me with any questions you might have...I'll help you with what ever I can. You gave me some good questions to review, so I'd like to help you as well. Just keep trying! Don't give up! You can doooooooo it!

    Jamie
     
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    kwill...

    I took subtest II in May and passed it. What really helped me was, well, all the linguistics classes I took in English and Spanish combined. What I could suggest is finding a college-level Linguistics textbook and studying that. I sold mine after taking my Ling class at UCRiverside, so I didn't have it to study with, but I remembered it all (after all the quarters I took for my majors).

    So to sum this all up, find a linguistics textbook for when you take the CSET again. Let me know how else I can help.

    Jamie
     
  4. deaner

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    CSET English- Just took it today

    :thanks: Hi there...
    I took English Subtests I and II today. Each test was composed of 50 questions. How many questions can you miss and still have a passing score?? :rolleyes:

    Did anyone else take the test today? If so, how did you do? Any questions on specific questions?? :eek:

    Thanks! :thanks:
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    As to specific questions, please read the warning at the top of the page before elmer369's post.

    As to how many questions can be missed in Subtests I and II, it's hard to say exactly but relatively easy to get an idea. Passing is 220 on a scale from 100 to 300. This doesn't actually mean 220 out of 300 points, since the scale begins at 100... but even if we assume it does, 220 is less than 75% of 300, from which it follows that you should be able to miss more than 25% of available points and still pass.
     
  6. TESOL_is_fun

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    whew!

    It's great to be finished! I probably raced through the multiple choice parts more quickly than I needed to--I had about twenty minutes to spare at the end. The first essay in Subtest III was the time-killer for me. I wish I could have spent 90 minutes on it! I don't think we can discuss specific questions, but I'm glad that I read up on the history of English this morning. I just typed "history of English language" in google and got some sites with *brief* notes.

    Thanks to everyone for your tips on time management and studying resources!
     
  7. deaner

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    I read your post prior to my exam. I thought I knew all the lit. criticism and linguistics terms. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise. A lot of the questions focused on second language learners. I thought I knew enough about this topic but I should have learned more.

    Be sure to study each possible answer carefully.

    Lots of luck to all of you.
     
  8. grtammsc

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    CSET - English Single subject

    Hi fellow CSET English takers!!

    Well I did what many said I shouldn't do. I took all 4 subsets. I only finished 2.5 subsets. It was a horrible test. I don't think I would use 5% of that material in a real High School class.

    I probably passed Subset 1 & 2. So I need to do 3 & 4.

    Suggestions: I used cliff notes and Clad. I have 4 linguistics books which I
    read. I didn't see any quetions that were direcrly answered by my study materials. I looked up literary definitions, parts of speech & lit. criticism.

    The sample test guides were almost useless. The questions were of a different calliber altogether.

    By the way, I've come across several recent college grads that didn't
    fair well on these tests.

    I never learned what a Japanese Haiku and a Tanka have in common. Does anyone know? What does that have to do with English?

    Kenneth H. Russell
     
  9. elmer369

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    Congrats to everyone who took the CSET!!! I hope you all did well. That test is for sure a bear.
     
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    Okay, please disregard that post. I just read the warning by ETS....
     
  11. elmer369

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    I don't know if you're supposed to post that specific of info regarding the questions in this chat room... but besides that, a lot of those answers can be found in the Cliff Notes for Grammer and the Cliff Notes for the Multiple Subject CSET.
     
  12. deaner

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    some answers...

    Hi there...
    Here are some answers to your questions....
    Hope it helps. :)

    Overextension: The use of a word to denote a larger class of items than is appropriate; for example, referring to the moon as a ball.

    English is a Germanic language.

    I believe the suffix -ate changes a word from a noun to an adjective.

    Dictionary: A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words, with information given for each word, usually including meaning, pronunciation, and etymology.
     
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    I am so sorry. I did not realize the rules re: specific questions.
    Thank you very much for letting me know.
     
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    Are there any CSET English prep courses that are in the Southern California area? I live in Palm Desert. There's a Cal State campus here, but they're not offering anything. Thanks...
     
  16. TeacherGroupie

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    Look for CSU San Marcos Extended Studies.
     
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    Hi! You probably received your results by this time. Hopefully you did well on your test.

    I got my English degree from Russia. Where can I find a list of books they teach students at school and at college? I am afraid in Russia I did not read all the books that are introduced here.( I mean books like, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD...GREAT EXPECTATIONS...EMMA...)

    Thank you.
     
  18. TeacherGroupie

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    Try THE READING TEACHER'S BOOK OF LISTS, 4th ed., by Edward Bernard Fry, Jacqueline E. Kress, and Dona Lee Fountoukidis (Jossey-Bass, 2000, ISBN 0-13-028185-9). Lists at $29.95. Bookstores like Borders or Barnes & Noble carry it in the education section or can order it, and it contains lots of other material that is useful in the classroom.

    If what you need is quick explanations of the characters, themes, and issues in books that tend to be taught in literature courses, look for SPARKNOTES 101: LITERATURE (Spark Publishing, 2002, ISBN 1411400267), which you'll find at Barnes & Noble - imagine a whole shelf of Cliff Notes crammed into one fat and relatively cheap volume.

    Hope these help.
     
  19. sveta

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    I very much appreciate your response. Is is O'K to write you again if I have another question?( I will not be too imposing)
    Thank you,
    Sveta
     
  20. TeacherGroupie

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    Yes, go ahead. If it gets to be too much, I just won't answer.

    Guides for Advanced Placement (AP) examinations often have lists of books and authors that students ought to know; you might want to visit a Borders or Barnes & Noble in your area and leaf through some of the AP guides in English Literature. Another option is to look online for course syllabi for "survey of English literature" and "survey of American literature." A book whose title I hate but that can be quite helpful is THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN LITERATURE.

    It might also make sense to get hold of a couple of anthologies, one for English literature and one for American literature. Norton's anthologies are well known, but by no means the only good ones. Anthologies tend to be rather expensive, but there's no reason not to buy used - the anthology doesn't HAVE to be the most current version to help you.
     

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