This book will be written to address the Texas certification exam (TExES) for English as a Second Language (ESL) educators. Regardless of degree, grade point average, or experience, a person cannot receive ESL certification without passing a TExES examination, thus there is intense pressure on the student to pass. There are actually three ESL TExES Exams. These are #193 (Generalist EC – 6), #120 (Generalist 4 – 8), and #154 (ESL Supplemental). This book will cover them all, which makes it marketable on a larger scale. The author has years of experience in TExES test development and in providing popular, successful, and inspiring TExES preparation seminars at multiple universities and training sites around the state. The student developmental concepts upon which TExES is constructed will be written in a down-to-earth manner utilizing real life stories for practical application and will allow the reader to connect theory with actual practice.
Chapter 12: Test-Taking Strategies Pay Close Attention
It is assumed that students who are preparing for the English as a Second Language (ESL) supplemental TExES examination have had an appropriate university or alternative preparation program in school leadership. The goal of this book is to enhance that foundation and to help you pass the test. The purpose is not to reteach your degree or certification program. Therefore, assuming you have the prerequisite knowledge base necessary and you use the philosophy and skills presented in this book, you should ace this test. That means you should be able to walk in to take the TExES exam cool, calm, collected, confident, and almost downright cocky. Anxiety is not your friend. As shown in Figure ...