MyLab Foundational Skills for HiSET® and TASC™ Prep

This course empowers test candidates to target their efforts and build requisite skills to successfully pass the TASC* and HiSET** high school equivalency tests – on their first attempt.  Content includes Reading and Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

Intended for the following states: CA, IA, IN, LA, MA, ME, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, TN, WV, and WY.

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  • 1. Time Management
  • 2. Coping with Stress and Anxiety
  • 3. Concentrating When You Read and Study
  • 4. Getting the Most from Your Reading
  • 5. Rehearsal Strategies
  • 6. Effective Note Taking
  • 7. Studying Smarter: Studying in the Disciplines
  • 8. Preparing for and Taking Exams
  • 1. Online Learning
  • 2. Reading, Writing, and Studying Online
  • 3. Computer Concerns
  • 4. Success Online
  • 1. Pre-Reading
  • 2. Active Reading
  • 3. Vocabulary
  • 4. Dictionary Skills
  • 5. Context Clues
  • 6. Main Ideas
  • 7. Supporting Details
  • 8. Graphics and Visual Aids
  • 9. Outlining and Mapping
  • 10. Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • 11. Combined Skills
  • 1. Active Reading
  • 2. Vocabulary
  • 3. Stated Main Idea
  • 4. Implied Main Idea
  • 5. Supporting Details
  • 6. Outlining and Mapping
  • 7. Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • 8. Ten Patterns of Organization (Combined)
  • 9. Patterns of Organization: Time Order
  • 10. Patterns of Organization: Spatial Order
  • 11. Patterns of Organization: Process Order
  • 12. Patterns of Organization: Simple Listing
  • 13. Patterns of Organization: Division and Classification
  • 14. Patterns of Organization: Comparison
  • 15. Patterns of Organization: Contrast
  • 16. Patterns of Organization: Cause and Effect
  • 17. Patterns of Organization: Generalization and Example
  • 18. Patterns of Organization: Definition and Example
  • 19. Purpose and Tone
  • 20. Inference
  • 21. Critical Thinking
  • 22. Reading Textbooks
  • 23. Graphics and Visuals
  • 24. Reading Rate
  • 25. Memorization and Concentration
  • 26. Note Taking and Highlighting
  • 27. Test Taking
  • 28. Combined Skills
  • 1. Active Reading
  • 2. Vocabulary
  • 3. Stated Main Idea
  • 4. Implied Main Idea
  • 5. Supporting Details
  • 6. Outlining and Mapping
  • 7. Summarizing and Paraphrasing
  • 8. Nine Patterns of Organization (Combined)
  • 9. Patterns of Organization: Time Order
  • 10. Patterns of Organization: Spatial Order
  • 11. Patterns of Organization: Process Order
  • 12. Patterns of Organization: Simple Listing
  • 13. Patterns of Organization: Division and Classification
  • 14. Patterns of Organization: Compare and Contrast
  • 15. Patterns of Organization: Cause and Effect
  • 16. Patterns of Organization: Generalization and Example
  • 17. Patterns of Organization: Definition and Example
  • 18. Purpose and Tone
  • 19. Inference
  • 20. Critical Thinking
  • 21. Reading Textbooks
  • 22. Graphics and Visuals
  • 23. Reading Rate
  • 24. Memorization and Concentration
  • 25. Note Taking and Highlighting
  • 26. Test Taking
  • 27. Combined Skills
  • 1. Central Ideas and Supporting Details
  • 2. Plot and Relationships
  • 3. Meaning of Words and Phrases
  • 4. Structure of Texts
  • 5. Author's Purpose or Point of View
  • 6. Argument and Specific Claims
  • 7. Comparing Texts
  • 1. Editing the Paragraph
  • 2. Editing the Essay
  • 3. Parts of Speech, Phrases, and Clauses
  • 4. Sentence Structure
  • 5. Straightforward Subject-Verb Agreement
  • 6. Fragments
  • 7. Run-On Sentences
  • 8. Verbs
  • 9. Subject-Verb Agreement
  • 10. Consistent Verb Tense and Active Voice
  • 11. Pronoun Case
  • 12. Pronoun Reference and Point of View
  • 13. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • 14. Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers
  • 15. Coordination and Subordination
  • 16. Parallelism
  • 17. Standard and Nonstandard English
  • 1. Final Punctuation
  • 2. Commas
  • 3. Other Punctuation
  • 4. Apostrophes
  • 5. Capitalization
  • 6. Spelling
  • 7. Frequently Confused Words
  • 1. Reading Texts Critically
  • 2. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation
  • 3. Organizing
  • 4. Summarizing
  • 5. Synthesizing
  • 6. Writing Rhetorical Analyses
  • 7. Writing to Inform
  • 8. Argument
  • 9. Varying Sentence Structures
  • 10. Redundancy and Wordiness
  • 11. Transitions
  • 12. Biased and Sexist Language
  • 13. Formal and Informal Style and Tone
  • 14. Formatting and Designing Documents
  • 15. Figurative Language
  • 16. Reasoning Through Language Arts Extended Response
  • 1. Number Sense Concepts, Including Ordering Rational Numbers, Absolute Value, Multiples, Factors, and Exponents
  • 2. Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, and Use Exponents and Roots of Rational, Fraction, and Decimal Numbers
  • 3. Ratios, Percents, and Scale Factors
  • 4. Properties of Matrices
  • 5. Vectors
  • 1. Write, Evaluate, and Compute With Expressions and Polynomials
  • 2. Write, Manipulate, and Solve Linear Equations
  • 3. Write, Manipulate, Solve, and Graph Linear Inequalities
  • 4. Write, Manipulate, and Solve Quadratic Equations
  • 5. Connect and Interpret Graphs and Functions
  • 6. Connect Coordinates, Lines, and Equations
  • 7. Compare, Represent, and Evaluate Functions
  • 8. Formulas
  • 9. Complex Numbers
  • 10. More on Functions and Graphing Functions
  • 11. Transformations of Functions
  • 12. Combinations of Functions
  • 13. Inverse Functions
  • 14. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • 15. Sequences
  • 16. Trigonometry
  • 17. Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
  • 1. Lines and Angles
  • 2. Plane Figures and Space Figures
  • 3. Dimensions, Perimeter, Circumference, and Area of Two-dimensional Figures
  • 4. Dimensions, Surface Area, and Volume of Three-Dimensional Figures
  • 5. Congruent and Similar Figures
  • 6. Translations, Reflections, Rotations, and Dilations
  • 7. Circles and Parabolas
  • 1. Data
  • 2. Data Displays
  • 3. Mean, Median, Mode, and Weighted Average
  • 4. Counting Techniques and Probability
  • 5. Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Stem-and-Leaf Displays
  • 6. Box-and-Whisker Plots and the 5-Number Summary
  • 7. Normal Distributions
  • 1. Human Body and Health
  • 2. Relationship Between Life Functions and Energy Intake
  • 3. Energy Flows in Ecologic Networks (Ecosystems)
  • 4. Organization of Life (Structure and Function of Life)
  • 5. Molecular Basis for Heredity
  • 6. Evolution
  • 1. Conservation, Transformation, and Flow of Energy
  • 2. Work, Motion, and Forces
  • 3. Chemical Properties and Reactions Related to Living Systems
  • 1. Interactions Between Earth's Systems and Living Things
  • 2. Earth and Its System Components and Interactions
  • 3. Structures and Organization of the Cosmos
  • 1. Types of Modern and Historical Governments
  • 2. Principles That Have Contributed to Development of American Constitutional Democracy
  • 3. Structure and Design of United States Government
  • 4. Individual Rights and Civic Responsibilities
  • 5. Political Parties, Campaigns, and Elections in American Politics
  • 6. Contemporary Public Policy
  • 1. Key Historical Documents That Have Shaped American Constitutional Government
  • 2. Revolutionary and Early Republic Periods
  • 3. Civil War and Reconstruction
  • 4. Civil Rights
  • 5. European Settlement and Population of the Americas
  • 6. World Wars I and II
  • 7. The Cold War
  • 8. American Foreign Policy Since 9/11
  • 1. Key Economic Events That Have Shaped American Government and Policies
  • 2. Relationship Between Political and Economic Freedoms
  • 3. Fundamental Economic Concepts
  • 4. Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • 5. Consumer Economics
  • 6. Economic Causes and Impacts of Wars
  • 7. Economic Drivers of Exploration and Colonization
  • 8. Scientific and Industrial Revolutions
  • 1. Development of Classical Civilizations
  • 2. Relationships Between the Environment and Societal Development
  • 3. Borders between Peoples and Nations
  • 4. Human Migration
  • 1. Social Studies Extended Response

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