The Best Teachers' Test Preparation for Ftce General Knowledge
Be prepared. Get certified. REA's new guide helps you master the FTCE, General Knowledge!
New from REA is a detailed test preparation guide that helps candidates succeed on the FTCE General Knowledge Exam. Each of the four subtests is reviewed in detail: Essay, English with Skills, Mathematics, and Reading. Also inside are three full-length practice tests with detailed explanations to all answers, a study schedule to fit lifestyle, and test-taking drills and strategies to help you pass with confidence on test day.
DETAILS - Written by leading specialists in teacher education. - Comprehensive multi-subject reviews - 3 full-length practice tests - Features every type of question, every subject area, and every skill that can be expected on the actual exam - Each exam question is fully explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail. - Adaptable study schedule that fits your lifestyle.
By Stephen A. Berry - September 10, 2006
Very thorough and well-written, but many of the questions are above and beyond the complexity of those encountered on the General Knowledge test. I used it in conjunction with the GK test preparation book published by Cliff's Notes. The CN's volume tracks very closely with the GK test sections--and tells you precisely which section of the GK test it is addressing. I took the CN book as my main study guide and used this, the REA book, to provide me with additional practice questions of somewhat greater complexity within the context of the CN's guide. Had I done the reverse and used the REA volume as my main study guide for the GK, I'd still be studying what is ulitmately a large body of extraneous material--and feeling depressed at my ignorance. (Yes, I passed. :) )
This book provides good review...
By Mrs.Kozlow - June 16, 2006
I needed to retake the Professional Ed test 14 years after college graduation. This book was a great refresher for me. At least a dozen questions from the test were very similar (though not necessarily identical) to the practice test items from the book, and that could make the difference between passing and failing for many people.
If you have absolutely no background in education, you are going to have to put a lot more time (like several months) and effort (like locating and reading many of the resources listed) into studying for this test, but this book will definitely help you to focus your efforts by showing you your strengths and weaknesses. Read the book, take the first Practice Test, and anzlyze your results (based on your missed items) to focus your study efforts. Make sure you read the explanations to help you understand any missed items.
If you have an education background, though, and need to take or retake the Prof Ed test, this book is a great... read more
Confidence builder for test takers
By Reed - June 5, 2006
For someone that does not have an education degree and needs to take the exam, reading the book will give you some confidence before taking the exam, and this counts for a lot to any exam taker. The book covers a wide range of education topics and written in a reader-friendly style with only one or two typos. However since the topics are so wide, the book cannot cover them all. Only two items from this book came out in the FTCE exam I took. Just use your common sense for what the book does not cover, but does come out in the exam. You'll be surprised how much this works, sure did for me.