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This book will help you pass!
on September 13, 2018
Read this book through, take notes over the sections, do the practice problems, read over your notes, and take the practice quizzes at the end and you will pass. I studied this thing for about two and a half weeks for a few hours a day and the test was a breeze. I took half the time given and got scores higher than what was required.
For the people saying that none of the content in this book was on your test, I assume that you are taking a different exam. This book is for the Praxis 5001 Content exam and it's very similar to what was on the test. In fact, I would say the practice tests at the back of the book were harder than the actual exam.
The only section that I would be wary of is the Math section. I found the way they laid out information to be convoluted and complicated. If your university has a Math center, reach out to them. I did the practice problems and practice tests that my Math center provides and they helped prepare me better than this book did. However, the practice Math exam at the back of the book was pretty spot on.
This book is not going to have the information for every single test question you are asked. But it should give you enough background and conceptual knowledge to at least reason your way through many answers. And many questions will be about information that is directly stated in the book.
My Scores Required / Mine:
Language Arts: 157/171
Social Studies: 155/188 (I've read in forums that many people think this section is the most difficult. I always liked history in school and so I'm not sure if some of my prior knowledge helped with this one or not.)