Beating the CSET! Study Guide
Beating the CSET! is
certainly one of the more well-known CSET
Study Guides. Here we provide a thorough
review of Beating the CSET! to help you decide if this is the right
study guide for you.
Like a number of CSET
guides, Beating the CSET! is quite lengthy. But unlike most of
its competitors, this book contains no practice tests, so nearly every
one of its 560 pages is dedicated to content review. Many of our
clients felt that the amount of subject matter presented in this tome
was simply too much to absorb, while others appreciated the degree of
detail and found that it was useful when used in conjunction with the
clear, concise subject matter outline provided in our free
CSET Study Guide.
While the sheer amount of
information provided in Beating the CSET!, as well as its helpful
tables and charts, may prove quite useful to some readers, we also
found several areas of concern. First, the book was written by
multiple authors with disparate writing styles, so you may find the
book feels disjointed and a bit confusing as you move from one section
to the next. Second, and most importantly, Beating the CSET! is
very poorly edited. The book contains extensive spelling,
grammar, and content errors.
The lack of practice tests
included in Beating the CSET! can be justified by the additional subject
matter review the authors provide. After all, you can download
practice tests from NES Inc., or take the free
CSET Practice Test provided here
on our website. But the fact that numerous important facts
presented in this book are completely incorrect makes us reluctant to
recommend Beating the CSET! despite its many other strengths.
If you should still choose
to purchase Beating the CSET!, we recommend using it in conjunction
with Private Tutoring or CSET Prep Classes
which can help clarify any inconsistencies in the material.
Overall grade: C
Beating the CSET!
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Beating the CSET! contains a
more thorough subject matter review than most of its competitors, but
is riddled with spelling, grammar, and most importantly,