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Table of ContentsCHSPE TEST RESOURCES. 4READING COMPREHENSION. 5STRATEGY 1: FLYING OVER THE PASSAGE . 5STRATEGY 2: CREATING A TENTATIVE SUMMARY . 6STRATEGY 3: OPENINGS AND ENDINGS . 7STRATEGY 4: USING KITCHEN LOGIC . 7STRATEGY 5: GETTING INTO THE AUTHOR’S MIND . 8STRATEGY 6: EMOTIONAL WORDS . 8STRATEGY 7: FINDING THE KEY WORDS . 9STRATEGY 8: MAKING PROPER INFERENCES . 11STRATEGY 9: APPLYING IDEAS FOR GENERALIZATIONS . 12STRATEGY 10: USING CONTEXT CLUES . 12STRATEGY 11: BREAKING DOWN PASSAGE ORGANIZATION . 13STRATEGY 12: FIRST WORD ANALYSIS . 15STRATEGY 13: UNDERSTANDING THE INTIMIDATION. 15STRATEGY 14: FINDING YOUR OPTIMAL PACE . 16STRATEGY 15: DON’T BE A PERFECTIONIST. 18STRATEGY 16: FACTUALLY CORRECT, BUT ACTUALLY WRONG . 19STRATEGY 17: DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS . 19STRATEGY 18: EXTRANEOUS INFORMATION . 20LANGUAGE . 21STRATEGY 1: APOSTROPHES . 21Possessive Nouns . 21Possessive Personal Pronouns vs. Contractions . 21STRATEGY 2: COMMA ERRORS . 22STRATEGY 3: PROBLEMS WITH REFERENCES . 24STRATEGY 4: PROBLEMS WITH AGREEMENT . 26STRATEGY 5: LACK OF PARALLELISM . 29STRATEGY 6: MISCELLANEOUS PROBLEMS . 30MATHEMATICS. 35NUMBER TYPES . 35Copyright StudyGuideZone.com. All rights reserved.2

Integers, Odd and Even Numbers, Prime Numbers, Digits. 35ADDITION AND MULTIPLICATION OF ODD AND EVEN NUMBERS . 35PERCENT . 36Percent less than 100 . 36Percent Greater than 100 . 36Percent less than 1 . 36Percent Increase/Decrease. 37AVERAGE . 37WEIGHTED AVERAGE . 38Average Speed . 39PROPERTIES OF SIGNED NUMBERS . 39FACTORING. 40PROBABILITY . 40GEOMETRIC FIGURES . 41GEOMETRIC SKILLS AND CONCEPTS . 43Properties of Parallel Lines . 43Angle Relationships . 44Side Relationships. 45AREA AND PERIMETER . 47Rectangles. 47Circles . 47Triangles . 48VOLUME . 48COORDINATE GEOMETRY . 49WRITING TASK. 51STRATEGY 1: PLANNING STAGE . 51STRATEGY 2: STICKING TO THE PLAN. 51STRATEGY 3: REVIEWING THE PLAN . 52STRATEGY 4: BRAINSTORMING SMART . 52STRATEGY 5: MAKING THE CUTS . 54STRATEGY 6: ENDING AT THE START . 55STRATEGY 7: STAYING CONSISTENT . 56STRATEGY 8: MAINTAINING THE FLOW. 57STRATEGY 9: BACKING UP YOUR POINTS . 57STRATEGY 10: USING PROPER GRAMMAR . 58Copyright StudyGuideZone.com. All rights reserved.3

STRATEGY 11: WATCHING YOUR VOCABULARY . 59STRATEGY 12: AVOIDING TUNNEL VISION . 60STRATEGY 13: JUST DO IT . 61STRATEGY 14: CONCLUSION IS REVIEW . 62STRATEGY 15: COMMUNICATING REASON, NOT PASSION. 62STRATEGY 16: ANSWERING THE WHY?. 63CHSPE Test ResourcesFree CHSPE Practice Testshttp://www.testprepreview.com/chspe practice.htmFinancial Aid Factshttp://www.finaidfacts.orgScholarship Helphttp://www.scholarshiphelp.orgStudy Tips and Informationhttp://www.studyguidezone.com/resource tips.htmCopyright StudyGuideZone.com. All rights reserved.4

Example:A passage states: “He was notorious for making decisions on the spurof the moment ”Question: Which of the following words, if substituted for the word“notorious” would introduce the LEAST change in the meaning of thesentence?A. evilB. disturbedC. famousD. despisedIf you knew that the most common definition for “notorious” meantbeing known in an unfavorable sense, then you might be tempted tochoose choice A, “evil.”But once you review back over the passage, choice C, “famous” fits inbetter into the context of the sentence of passage. Read the sentenceagain and substitute your chosen answer choice for the word itreplaces. This gives you:““He was famous for making decisions on the spur of the moment ,”which makes sense and is correct.Strategy 11: Breaking Down Passage OrganizationIn trying to understand the author’s perspective, you will sometimesbe asked about how the passage is organized. Many times, theCopyright StudyGuideZone.com. All rights reserved.13