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on May 6, 2017
I purchased this study guide two months before I took the exam in Social Studies. I studied for a month, took notes, and took the practice exams. I passed the test on the first try. This is a great resource and helped me a lot.
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on February 18, 2018
This is a great review workbook! With helpfull tips! And with great information! I passed my praxis II yesterday, unfortunately the work book practice questions and the work book information are vague compared to quesions asked in the Praxis exam. Praxis II questions are very detailed when the workbook is very broad with the info. Again its a great review tool, but i found it more benefical to do the praxis practice exams.
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on May 30, 2017
Has a good summary of the entire history of the world, but not practical when it comes to what the actual Praxis looks like. Honestly, your best bet is to buy the practice test on ets.org. It's in the same format of the test questions, and you don't have to read hundreds of pages to get the gist, like I had to with this book.
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on August 1, 2016
Excellent study source if you are planning on taking the Praxis 2 (5081) Social Studies exam. Extremely useful, well worth the investment!
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on July 19, 2016
The information in this book is well organized and presented very concisely, there's no "fluff" or unnecessary text. A lot of key terms are bolded throughout, which makes it easy to skim through topics and review things you aren't familiar with. The practice tests are also a pretty accurate sample of what to expect.

A few minor downsides are some typos/errors. For example, I believe they had a graph of supply and demand but labeled the lines wrong (so quantity demanded increased as price increased, which is wrong).

I did very well on the actual exam and used this book and crash course videos (free on youtube). As a little disclaimer though, I had a solid background in all the topics except geography.
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on November 1, 2017
I like the study guide.
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on February 20, 2018
The material has been extremely helpful! It covers all the hot topics in each category.
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on July 7, 2016
This book has some pros - there are sample questions after every section, which is great for review, and there are also full length sample tests.
However, it's written TERRIBLY. You have to wade through sentences such as this:
"Despite the tense climate, social liberalization continued in the US Following [sic] the Bush administration, during which tax cuts and heavy reliance on credit (especially in the housing market - the Subprime Mortgage Crisis) helped push the country into the Great Recession, the first African American president, Barack Obama, was elected in 2008."
More useful for the review questions than for the review material when you take into account the awful, stilted writing.
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on June 13, 2016
There are a lot of errors in this study guide. Most of them are simple grammar mistakes or maps incorrectly labeled, but some of them are confusing and misleading if you do not already know the material. I'm studying the government section right now and it says that "The president serves a term of 4 years and may be re-elected up to two times." No, the president may be elected up to two times, but only RE-elected once. I'm not even halfway through this study guide and there are lots of these types of errors. If you already know the material and this is just a review then this will make a fine purchase for studying, just be aware that there are a lot of mistakes.
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on April 29, 2017
Totally Flawless
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