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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryReview topics you can expect to be tested on when taking the reading portion of the TASC high school equivalency exam. Use short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to measure your understanding of literary analysis and reading comprehension concepts and their applications.
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About The Course
This course includes lessons on many of the topics found on the TASC Reading test. The lessons cover general literature reading and analysis as well as information on specific types of texts that you may find on the test, including informational texts, American literature, American drama and British plays. You can also review the use and meaning of rhetorical devises, argumentative writing and literary devices. Each lesson includes multiple entertaining videos that use fun graphics and examples to present key points, as well as multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter test that can help you determine when you're ready to move on to the next section.
About the TASC Reading
The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) is a high school equivalency exam similar to the GED. The test is divided into five subtests: reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The reading test includes 50 questions that test your ability to read and understand literary passages. The test is administered at testing centers around the U.S. and is available in both pencil and paper and computer-based formats. To take the TASC, you must be at least 16 years old and not be currently enrolled or have graduated from high school.
TASC Reading Registration and Preparation
The registration process and cost for taking the TASC varies slightly by state. In most cases, you have the option of registering and choosing a location online. If you are planning on taking the paper-based exam, you'll want to check that your location offers that format. When using the online registration process, you'll create a profile by submitting your demographic information and creating a user name and password.
You can prepare for the test by using the videos and practice quizzes in this course to study and make sure you understand the material. You can watch the videos as many times as you need, and transcripts are also available that highlight key terms.
TASC Reading Scoring and Score Reports
You will need to earn a score of at least 500 to pass the TASC Reading test. Test scores for the computer-based test are typically available online in about three hours, though it takes about 10 days to get the results from the written version.
You have about 75 minutes to complete the TASC Reading test. The 50 questions are mostly multiple choice, but there is also one constructed-response question. Those taking the test on a computer will also have one technology-enhanced question. For most of the questions, you will read a text excerpt and answer questions based on your comprehension of the passage. The videos in this course include strategies and steps for reading and analyzing written texts. You can also use the related quizzes to practice answering these types of questions.
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