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CBEST Reading: Practice & Study Guide

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Use our fun course to revisit the topics you'll find on the reading portion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Earn the best possible score by watching our short video lessons. Our multiple-choice quizzes allow you to see how well you understand the material.
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5 chapters in CBEST Reading: Practice & Study Guide

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Check your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
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Ch 1. CBEST Reading: Comprehension {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[10838].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. CBEST Reading: Vocabulary & Language {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[10839].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4674].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Euphemism: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4117].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4117].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4104].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4104].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4105].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4105].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4106].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4106].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4109].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4109].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4110].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4110].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. CBEST Reading: Critical Analysis {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[10840].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Point of View: First, Second & Third Person Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4588].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4588].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4112].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4112].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1594].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1594].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. CBEST Reading Flashcards {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[500561].percentComplete}}% complete

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