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How to Prepare for the MCAS-English Language Arts

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

This all-new manual gives high school students in Massachusetts detailed preparation for the required examination in English Language Arts. The author presents an overview of the test, followed by detailed instruction on writing a long composition with special attention to selecting a theme and organizing its details, then writing, styling, and editing. Following chapters review reading comprehension and discuss elements in style as they pertain to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. This manual also offers test-taking strategies for multiple-choice and open-response questions plus three sample tests with answers explained.