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Microsoft Word 2013-2016: A Simple, Practical Approach

Common Core Concepts and Basic Academic Skills

This study-review guide is designed to help individuals learn, relearn, apply, and enjoy common core concepts and basic academic skills in reading, language arts, writing, and math skills in your everyday life. There are a variety of reasons for enjoying common core and basic skills: parents and grandparents review basic skills to assist children; children enhance their basic skills through remediation and acceleration; students in grades 4 through college participate in tutoring to improve basic skills; adults review basic skills for employment and self-empowerment; senior adults review basic skills to hone their brain muscles; students of all ages review basic skills for local, state, and national tests; and everyone reviews basic skills to succeed in everyday basic living skills at home, school, church, work, and within the community.

The review of basic reading, writing, and math skills is necessary to establish a foundation to build on for intermediate and advanced reading, writing, and math. The primary purpose of this study-review guide is to help everyone successfully use basic reading, writing, and math skills in everyday living and to pass any basic common core skills test.

The author of this study guide felt that there was a need to provide an extra boost to everyone who needs a little more preparation in order to use basic reading, writing, and math skills successfully. Consequently, this manual is intended to address this need.

Key Elements of this Study-Review Guide

Key elements of this study-review guide are designed to help you learn, relearn, apply, and enjoy basic common core academic skills in reading, writing, and math skills in your everyday life. Key elements of this text consist of the following:

Alignment with a wide-array of objectives. The basic common core academic skills addressed in this text are closely aligned with state and national learning objectives, which are applicable to learners of all ages.

High-level reading skills. The assessment of reading comprehension skills places emphasis on applying inferential, analytical, and critical reasoning skills to the reading of any level of text.

Language arts assessed in context. The assessment of language arts uses text passages and requires understanding of edited English as used in the United States, including making revisions to improve semantic and syntactic quality of text.

The assessment of mathematics addresses arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and the ability to solve problems using a combination of mathematical skills in multiple-step processes.

Analytical writing assignments. The assessment of writing requires an individual to write a composition in response to an academic assignment that asks the learner to analyze and discuss a contemporary social, political, legal, or economic issue.

This study-review guide may be used to pass many types of tests: ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, ISAT, PSAE, employment tests, local, and state school district tests. Since examinees do not take tests in the same manner, there is no 100% guarantee that all examinees will automatically pass a particular test on the first try. However, all efforts in the preparation of this manual are designed to prepare each learner adequately and sufficiently in hopes of passing any standardized test on the first try.

ISBN: 978-0- 9837851-5-6

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Test of Academic Proficiency

Academic Proficiency

Test of Academic Proficiency (400)

This study-review preparatory guide is designed to assist you, the examinee, to prepare for the Illinois Certification Testing System's Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). The TAP is "designed to assess a candidate's knowledge of fundamental skills in reading conprehension, language arts, writing, [and mathematics]" Study Guide: Test of Academic Proficiency (400), 2012. This test is required of all individuals who wish to become certified as teachers in the state of Illinois.

The primary purpose of this study-review guide is to help the examinee successfully pass the course for which they may be enrolled; that is, if this study guide is being used as a textbook in a related course. Also, it is designed to help examinees to become familiar with the standards, type, sturcture, format, and contents of the test. It is not a replacement for the official study guide that is prepared by the Illinois Certification Testing System for the Test of Academic Proficiency.

Past test results reveal that there is much concern about the preparation of individuals who take all state tests, particularly, the Test of Academic Proficiency, formerly known as the Basic Skills test. The author of this guide felt that there was a need to provide that extra boost to examinees who need a little more preparation in order to pass the Test of Academic Proficiency on the first try. Consequently, this manual is intended to assist in responding to this need.

As of the writing of this guide, the Test of Academic Proficiency comprises a total of 170 multiple-choice test questions and (1) constructed-response writing assignment. The multiple-choice items assess college-level skills in the three test areas of Reading Comprehension, Language Arts (Grammar and Writing), and Mathematics.

The author has tried to word and/or phrase some of the passages and questions to resemble some of the statements in the official study guide. The author has also used some of the same charts, diagrams, tables, and illustrations (with some modification) that are quite similar to those that appear in the official study guide. The purpose for this is to link the statements and illustrations as closely as possible to the standardized test questions, as shown in the study guide samples.

This consists of more than 340 pages and has been peer-reviewed and field-tested in the classroom by experts in the fields of mathematics, language arts, and reading. See the acknowledgement page for verification.

In order to enhance examinees' confidence, prior to the exam, a comprehensive mock exam has been prepared and will be administered to the examinee after the manual has been studied and thoroughly reviewed.

Anyone wishing to take the mock exam should contact the manager of Accurate Publishing Company through its official Web Site, Kathryn Jackson, at kjackson@accuratepublishing.com. The company's telephone number is: 1-800-513-8606. Workshops can also be conducted by arrangement with the author of this text.

ISBN: 978-0-9837851-4-9

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Basic Skills Study-Review Preparatory Guide

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Basic Skills Study-Review Preparatory Guide

This Basic Skills Study-Review Preparatory Guide has been written as a supplementary aid to assist examinees to prepare for the Illinois Certification Testing System’s Basic Skills test.  The Basic Skills test is “designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge of fundamental skills in reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math” (Study Guide for Basic Skills--300, 2010).  This test is required for all individuals who wish to become certified as teachers in the state of Illinois.
 
This study-review preparatory guide is not a replacement for the official study guide that is prepared by the Illinois Certification Testing System for the Basic Skills test. It is not a replacement for other study preparatory manuals that are written by other authors.  However, in order to help individuals understand the type, structure, format, and contents of the test, the authors referred to the official study guide for assistance in preparing this manual.  The authors also named the sources of the information that were used throughout the text.

Past test results reveal that there is much concern about the preparation of individuals who take all state tests, particularly, the Basic Skills test. The authors of this guide felt that there was a need to provide that extra support to examinees who need a little more preparation in order to pass the Basic Skills test on the first try.  Consequently, this manual is intended to address this need. The text contains more than 300 pages.  Addendums will also be added as needed.

This text contains a glossary, background information for each standard in each subarea, optional questions, supplementary questions, review questions, guidelines and a checklist for writing, writing prompts, and extra practice math assignments.  This text has been peer-reviewed and field-tested by experts in the fields of mathematics, language arts, and reading.  See the acknowledgment page for verification.

In order to enhance examinees’ confidence, prior to the exam, a comprehensive mock exam has been prepared and will be administered to an examinee after the manual has been studied and thoroughly reviewed.  Anyone wishing to take the mock exam should contact the manager of Accurate Publishing Company through its official Web Site, Kathryn Jackson, at: kjackson@accuratepublishing.comThe company’s telephone number is
1-800-513-8606.  Workshops can also be conducted by arrangement with the authors of this text.

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Stock Number: 12102010


 WordPerfect ® X5: A Simple Easy Approach

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WordPerfect: X5--A Simple Easy Approach, fifteenth edition, consists of more than 600 pages. It is designed to be used as a complete-course text for both beginning and advanced purposes. The text can be used within one or two semesters.

WordPerfect: X5--A Simple Easy Approach is a field-tested classroom text where both students' and teachers' suggestions were considered when this text was initially written. This self-paced text is designed to assist users in learning the basic operational functions with the least amount of difficulty. All operational functions are supplemented with a minimum of eight different assignments and/or exercises in each lesson. Each of the lessons is designed to reinforce memorization.

Supplementary, Accelerated, and Extra-Practice Assignments
Approximately 30 supplementary reinforcement assignments are now included in this text for students who need more practice, as well as for those accelerated learners. Students, who have accelerated to the point of completing the required assignments before the end of the session, may be assigned these supplementary assignments. These assignments should be graded as the other assignments.

The supplementary assignments are stored on the Student Data DISC. For example, each supplementary file is stored on the DISC with a name beginning with Supples, such as Supples2c. Students are required to modify the assignments based on the instructions that appear in the Appendix section of this text. As an optional reward, depending on the instructor, completing these extra assignments may exempt students from some concepts exams, production exams, or the midterm exam. This depends strictly on the instructor of the class.

Do not allow repetitive assignments to spoil your happiness. Let this text show you how to use the WordPerfect Project Templates and Macros to simplify redundant and/or laborious tasks.

The teacher’s edition is equipped with a CD that contains concepts exams, production exam, generic syllabi, and a suggested grading scale. A hard copy of each lesson, including the supplementary lessons, is also packaged with the teacher’s edition. Schools that adopt the text may receive these items as complimentary copies.

Price: $79.00 + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 978-0-9837851-1-8

 


WordPerfect ® X3 A Simple, Easy Approach

WordPerfect X3: A Simple, Easy Approach

WordPerfect ® X3 A Simple, Easy Approach

WordPerfect: A Simple, Easy Approach, thirteenth edition, featuring WordPerfect X3, consists of more than 600 pages. It is designed to be used as a complete-course text for both beginning and advanced purposes. It is designed to be used within two semesters.

WordPerfect: A Simple, Easy Approach is a field-tested classroom text where both students' and teachers' suggestions were considered when this text was initially written. This self-paced text is designed to assist users in learning the basic operational functions with the least amount of difficulty. All operational functions are supplemented with a minimum of eight different assignments and/or exercises in each lesson. Each of the lessons is designed to reinforce memorization.

Supplementary, Accelerated, and Extra-Practice Assignments

Approximately 30 supplementary reinforcement assignments are now included in this text for students who need more practice, as well as for those accelerated learners. Students, who have accelerated to the point of completing the required assignments before the end of the session, may be assigned these supplementary assignments. These assignments should be graded as the other assignments.

The actual assignments are stored on the Student Data DISC. For example, each supplementary file is stored on the DISC with a name beginning with Supples, such as Supples2c. Students are required to modify the assignments based on the instructions that appear in the Appendix section of this text. As an optional reward, depending on the instructor, completing these extra assignments may exempt students from some concepts exams, production exams, or the midterm exam. This depends strictly on the instructor of the class.

Do not allow repetitive assignments to spoil your happiness. Let this text show you how to use the WordPerfect Project Templates and Macros to simplify redundant and/or laborious tasks.

The teacher’s edition is equipped with a CD that contains concepts exams, production exams, generic syllabi, and a suggested grading scale. A hard copy of each lesson, including the supplementary lessons, is also packaged with the teacher’s edition. Schools that adopt the text may receive these items as complimentary copies.

Price: $79.00 + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 978-0-9761098-9-1


WordPerfect® X3 Training and Reference Manual

WordPerfect® X3 Training and Reference Manual

WordPerfect® X3 Training and Reference Manual

WordPerfect® X3: Training and Reference Manual features the WordPerfect® X3 word processing program, which is a component of Corel® WordPerfect® Office X3. This text is written in an abbreviated version and is designed for the busy, on-the-run home or office user. It contains assignments for beginning and advanced purposes.

WordPerfect® Office X3 is an enhanced, compatible version with Microsoft® Office. The program will open the vast majority of files created in Microsoft® Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Users of WordPerfect® Office X3 are now able to share information with colleagues and clients who use the Microsoft® programs with all ease. WordPerfect® X3 contains a new Workspace Manager. The Work-space Manager makes it possible for users to choose various interface modes, such as the WordPerfect® mode, WordPerfect® Legal interface mode, WordPerfect® Classic 5.1 interface mode, and the Microsoft® Office-style interface mode. In order to change the workspace mode during a WordPerfect® session, click Tools, select Workspace Manager.

WordPerfect® X3: Training and Reference Manual is a field-tested text that consists of numerous, skill-building assignments in each lesson. The text is carefully written with step-by-step directions and lots of illustrations that guide the user from beginning to end.

The book contains nearly 300 pages of skill-building exercises.

Price: $59.00 + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 978-0-9761098-8-4


WordPerfect® A Simple, Easy Approach, 12th Edition

WordPerfect® A Simple, Easy Approach, 12th Edition

WordPerfect® A Simple, Easy Approach, 12th Edition

This latest classroom version of the WordPerfect® 12 Office Suite is compatible with Microsoft® Office. You can now send e-mail attachments written in WordPerfect® 12 to Microsoft® Office users with ease. WordPerfect® 12 offers the user the choice of working in the application and saving the application as a WordPerfect® file or Microsoft® Word document. For those who use WordPerfect® for its legal applications, individuals can work in the Legal mode. This can be done by going to the Tools dropdown menu and selecting Workspace Manager. A window opens that allows the user to select the mode of preference in which to work.

This classroom text is designed to be covered over a two-semester period and contains 552 pages. Each lesson contains a minimum of eight different assignments. Some lessons include more assignments.


Price: $79.99 (Softbound) + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 0-9761098-1-6


Price: $89.99 (Hardbound) + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 0-9761098-0-8


WordPerfect® 12: A Quick Application and Reference Manual

WordPerfect® 12: A Quick Application and Reference Manual

This text, a component of Corel Corporations's WordPerfect® Office 12, is a field-tested text that consists of numerous, skill-building assignments in each lesson. Each lesson is carefully written with step-by-step directions and lots of illustrations that guide the user from beginning to end.

WordPerfect® Office 12 is an enhanced, compatible version with Microsoft® Office. The program will open the vast majority of files created in Microsoft® Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Users of WordPerfect® Office 12 are now able to share information with colleagues and clients who use the Microsoft® programs with all ease. WordPerfect® 12 contains a new Workspace Manager. The Workspace Manager makes it possible for users to choose various interface modes, such as WordPerfect® mode, WordPerfect® Legal interface mode, WordPerfect® Classic 5.1 interface mode, and the Microsoft® Office-style interface mode. In order to change the workspace mode during a WordPerfect® session, click Tools, select Workspace manager.

Price: $69.99 (Softbound) + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 0-9707928-3-2


 

Desktop Publishing: Using WordPerfect® 12

Desktop Publishing Using WordPerfect 12

Desktop Publishing: Using WordPerfect® 12

ISBN: 0-9761098-2-4

This newly-released text is designed to provide novice and advanced users the opportunity to create various desktop publishing applications using a conventional word processing program, such as WordPerfect®. This text contains step-by-step directions that will make it easy for users to develop flyers, newsletters, booklets, certificates, business cards, and many other designs.

WordPerfect's desktop publishing features include various fonts, attributes and appearances, different point sizes, and various graphics capabilities. WordPerfect® contains various templates that are already predefined. Columns and margins, headers, footers, and tab settings are predefined. Users will only have to key in their own text to finalize the document.

WordPerfect® 12 contains a Workspace Manager. The Workspace manager makes it possible for users to work in various interface modes, such as Microsoft® Word. Desktop publishing applications can now be sent as e- mail attachments to Microsoft® Word users with ease without having to exit out of the WordPerfect® program.

Price: $59.99 (Available in softbound cover only) + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 0-9761098-2-4


 

WordPerfect® 11: A Simple, Easy Approach

WordPerfect 11: A Simple, Easy Approach

WordPerfect® 11: A Simple, Easy Approach

WordPerfect® 11 is a component of Corel Corporation's WordPerfect® Office 11. The book's featured chapters are very similar to WordPerfect® 10. However, the 30-lesson, 552-page text has some changes in graphics, and the directions for each exercise are more defined. The book is still designed to be covered over a two-semester course, with lessons 1-15 for a beginning class and lessons 16-30 for an advanced class. The book still offers exercises to reinforce each newly-introduced feature along with the WordPerfect® 11 upgrades.

Price: $69.99 (Softbound) + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 0-9707928-8-3

Price: $79.99 (Hardbound)+ 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 0-9707928-9-1


 

Assessment of Professional Teaching APT Test, 5th Edition

WordPerfect® Assessment of Professional Teaching APT Test, 5th Edition

Assessment of Professional Teaching APT Test, 5th Edition

ISBN: 0-9761098-6-7

This text was developed to assist examinees in preparing for the Illinois Certification Testing System's Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test. This study-review guide will help an individual to become familiar with the type, structure, format and contents of the APT test.

The text is divided into six (6) subareas, which correlate to the subject-matter covered on the official APT test. This text is in no form a replica of the official APT test. However, the author's eighteen months of research in composing more than 300 pages, based on the objectives, have proven beneficial to examinees in successfully preparing for and passing this state-mandated test.

Practice Test Questions

Some examinees need that extra boost in order to take and pass some exams. Therefore, practice test questions titled: "Review of Objective 000-" appear at the end of each subarea or at the end of specific objectives. These questions correspond to some of the objectives in the official study guide. They serve only as a guide and should not be considered the actual questions appearing word-for-word on the official test. However, approximately 30 questions are actually based on the exact 30 sample questions that appear in the official study guide that is published by the Illinois Certification Testing System. These are included in order to link the examinees to the actual type, structure, and format of the questions on the official exam. Examinees will also be asked to respond to two constructed-response statements: (1) Planning and Delivering Instruction–based on successful teaching strategies, and (2) Managing the Learning Environment– based on effective classroom management skills. Sample constructed-response questions and examples are included in this study-review guide.

Two New Accompanying Updated Addendums

Addendum 1 Addendum 2

Two new addendums have now been written to accompany the official 5th edition text. Addendum 1 provides questions or statements that are specifically designed to help candidates successfully address the constructed-response statements.

Addendum 2 provides additional multiple-choice test questions that are closely constructed to represent those that appear on the official test. All three texts can now be obtained for just one price, which appears below.

Price: $75.00 + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 0-9761098-6-7 


Business, Marketing, and Computer Education

Business, Marketing and Computer Education

Business, Marketing, and Computer Education

ISBN: 09761098-5-9

This text was developed to assist examinees to effectively prepare for the Illinois Certification Testing System's Business, Marketing, and Computer Education content-area exam for Field 171. This study-review guide is designed to help individuals become familiar with the type, structure, format, and contents of the test.

This text is divided into six (6) subareas, which correlate to the subject-matter covered on the official content-area test. The content area is first listed, the objectives appear next, and specific examples relevant to the objectives appear last. This text builds on the examples by providing a glossary of definitions, background information, and supplementary assignments that focus on what each example involves. Some of the examples are broken up into various parts for a more detailed explanation.

This study-review guide is in no form a replica of the official test. However, the author's nine months of research in composing nearly 300 pages of materials, based on the objectives, have proven beneficial to examinees in successfully preparing for and passing this state-mandated test.

Practice Test Questions

Practice test questions, titled "Review Exercise," appear at the end of each subarea or at the end of specific objectives. These questions correspond to some of the objectives. They serve only as a guide and should not be considered as the actual questions appearing word-for-word on the official test. When practice test questions are listed in the manual as they appear in the official study guide, an asterisk appears adjacent the question to identify the source of that question.

Price: $69.99 + 10% for Shipping & Handling
ISBN: 09761098-5-9


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