NES Essential Academic Skills Reading Subtest 1 (001): Practice & Study Guide

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    How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

  • NES Essential Academic Skills Reading Subtest 1 (001): Practice & Study Guide Practice Test

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Use the lessons found in this engaging test practice course to prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills Reading subtest. Our video and text lessons and quizzes match the subjects you'll find on the exam so you can maximize your chances of passing.
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7 chapters in NES Essential Academic Skills Reading Subtest 1 (001): Practice & Study Guide

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Ch 1. NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Word Meanings {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[59799].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 - Understanding Words By Their Relationships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22073].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22073].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35747].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[35747].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37315].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37315].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21822].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21822].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Meaning in Reading {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[59800].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - 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 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 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 - Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29258].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29258].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Interpretation {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[59802].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - 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 2 - How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22321].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22321].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Supporting Details: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5968].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5968].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22526].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22526].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Point of View: First, Second & Third Person Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1333].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26981].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26981].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32877].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32877].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Assessing Writer Credibility & Bias Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56339].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56339].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Nonfiction & Informational Text {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[59803].percentComplete}}% complete
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Ch 5. NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[59804].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 - How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2706].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2706].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1488].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1488].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1489].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1489].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Writing Development {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[59807].percentComplete}}% complete

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