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Praxis Core Preparation

Are you a prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Exam? Have you already attempted the Praxis Core and not been successful? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this course is for you. You will develop all the skills you need for the test as you review and prepare for everything it includes.

You will explore the different types of questions that appear on the reading and writing tests. You will master the many areas of math that you will be tested on. You will learn how to prepare for the two essays. You will go through the process of writing each essay in the amount of time allotted. You will learn useful test-taking strategies and get plenty of practice questions that are similar to the ones found on the test. This course will give you clear explanations, numerous examples, graphics, animation, and videos to prepare you for the Praxis Core in a fun and interesting way.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Massachusetts Bay Community College Why this school? It's been chosen based on your location or if you've visited this school's website.

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Praxis Core Preparation Details + Objective

Course Code: px1

You Will Learn
  • Familiarize yourself with the Praxis Core exam
  • Explore the different types of reading questions and learn useful strategies as well as take a practice test
  • Learn tips for using the calculator
  • Gain a solid understanding of basic math
  • Learn about fractions and ratios
  • Learn about percentages and how to convert them into fractions and decimals
  • Have a crash course in geometry and algebra with some useful tips and strategies
  • Learn the basics of grammar to build a good foundation for the writing test
  • Learn to use the time allotted and how to avoid common mistakes
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Discover tips, formulas, and strategies to help you in the Praxis Core exam
  • Brush up on math, grammar, reading and writing basics
  • Learn to use the allotted amount of time when writing essays
  • Be totally prepared and confident to pass the Praxis Core exam
Praxis Core Preparation Outline
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Week 1

In your first lesson, you will learn all about the Praxis Core exam. You will discover how many tests make up the exam, where to go to take the test, and if you can take the tests all at once or separately. Then you will become familiar with the reading test of the Praxis Core exam. You will learn about the different types of reading questions, and discover useful strategies for answering reading questions. You will have the opportunity to practice a full-length reading test.

Week 2

In this lesson you will begin to prepare for the math portion of the test. You will learn tips for using the calculator, and cover exponents, square roots, and decimals. Then you will look at fractions, ratios and proportions.

Week 3

In this lesson you will cover questions involving percentages and learn to convert percentages into fractions and decimals and vice versa. You will also learn about two measurement systems and how to convert them. Then you will learn what you need to know about algebra. You will learn to solve equations and inequalities. You will also discover a test-taking strategy to help you find the right answer without actually solving the problem.

Week 4

This lesson will be a crash course in geometry. You will learn about perimeter, volume, lines, angles, shapes, congruence, similarity, and the Pythagorean theorem. Then you will explore the terms: mean, median, mode, and range, what they mean and how to calculate them. You will learn about the many types of graphs covered on the exam. Then you will discover how to read and construct a Venn diagram and learn a formula to help you answer probability questions.

Week 5

In this final math lesson, you will learn to make xy tables, plot points, and graph lines. You will also discover how to do a geometric transformation. Then you will begin preparing for the writing portion of the test, starting with grammar. You will review the basics:  parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar rules.

Week 6

This lesson will explore idiomatic expressions and commonly confused words. You will become familiar with the two types of questions that you will see on the multiple-choice portion of the writing test. You will get some tips that will help you avoid common mistakes. Finally you will prepare for the essay portion of the writing test. You have two essays to prepare for ---the argumentative essay and the source-based essay. You will see some sample essay prompts, and learn how each essay is scored.  You will then practice the process for writing two successful essays in the allotted amount of time.

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Praxis Core Preparation Instructors
Kt (Katie) Paxton

Kt (Katie) Paxton is a certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology.  She has more than 15 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego.

Praxis Core Preparation Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Praxis Core Preparation Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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