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TASC For Dummies (Wiley) by Dr. Stuart Donnelly

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Dr. Donnelly's critically acclaimed new book TASC For Dummies

TASC For Dummies by Dr. Stuart Donnelly

Ready to take the TASC test? Get a head start on a high score with Dr. Donnelly's critically acclaimed new book TASC For Dummies. If you're looking to gauge your readiness for the high school equivalency exam and want to give it all you've got, TASC For Dummies has everything you need.

The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) is a state-of-the art, affordable, national high school equivalency assessment that evaluates five subject areas: reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. With the help of this hands-on, friendly guide, you'll gain the confidence and skills needed to score your highest and gain your high school diploma equivalency.

So far, New York, Indiana, New Jersey, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Nevada have adopted TASC as their official high school equivalency assessment test. If you're a resident of one of these states and want an easy-to-grasp introduction to the exam, TASC For Dummies has you covered. Written in plain English and packed with tons of practical and easy-to-follow explanations, it gets you up to speed on this alternative to the GED.

TASC For Dummies, written by one of the country's leading TASC test prep experts, is more than just an excellent test prep book; it also:

  • Helps you measure your career and college readiness, as outlined by the Common Core State Standards
  • Focuses entirely on the 5 sections of the TASC and the various question types you'll encounter on test day
  • Includes two full-length TASC practice tests with complete answers and explanations

But don't just take our word for it; read the TASC For Dummies customer reviews below and decide for yourself.

Reviews for TASC For Dummies


5 star review - Bardo Smanthort - December 18, 2016

"I think this book is a great way to get ready for the TASC high school equivalency test. I've always found books in the Dummies series to be comprehensive and organized. This one is no different. It has 20 chapters that are organized by five broader school subjects: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. There are also sections on how to use the book, practice tests with answers and explanations, and how to prepare for the test and do your best. I'm not taking the test, but I really enjoyed this book. I learned or refreshed my knowledge on many topics. My kids ask me for help with their homework sometimes and I just don't remember some of the things they ask me about. This book is a great resource for me to brush up and help them rather than searching the internet fruitlessly for a clear explanation. This is the kind of book that I will continue to pick up now and then because I enjoy having and maintaining knowledge"

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4 star review - LilTuscany - November 4, 2016

"This is perfect for what we needed. It covers so many subjects in a susinct, simplified yet informative way. Its very user friendly and perfect for my homeschooled son. This makes me feel like we are even more prepared."

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5 star review - SBCincinnati - TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE - October 21, 2016

"TASC for Dummies is very comprehensive and well formatted. This book covers the following: 1. How to understand the TASC, best prepare for it and how to maximize your scores. 2. Study guides for reading, writing, math, history, social studies, government, geography, economics, physical science, life science, and earth and space science. The study guides are very specific and detailed. 3. Two practice test with answer keys and explanations for the answers. I think the explanations are one of the best things about this book! This book would be invaluable to any person wanting to take this exam. There are sections on the exam that I was surprised to find, like global warming and the big bang theory. Both are presented as facts, not theories. You will need to know this in order to do well on these sections of the test. I found the text to be very complete and easy to follow. Not only is this a great book for students, but I think it would be a wonderful resource for libraries, parents, and social service programs that help teens and struggling adults."

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5 star review - Lynrie - October 23, 2016

"Tutoring and encouraging adults to get their high school education completed has been a personal endeavor since early days in college. The materials, subject matter and testing have changed over the years. I can remember huge binders for students studying for their GED back in the day. I bought a GED prep book and trialed this one. I like this one more for independent study and review. Some folks tend to get overwhelmed by thick books and the computer learning available. This book is divided into sections that help focus the student and learning process. It also can direct focus for those who need brushing up on previously deficient subject areas. I have two folks that need the different approaches to accomplish their goals. I'll keep updating as we get through it and ready for testing"

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4 star review - Sanoe.net - December 15, 2016

"I have a family member who will be taking a high school equivalency test so I thought to pick this up for him. What I learned is: Before selecting, make sure that your state has the TASC test. The state that I am in does not but I found that out after I got the book. But that's on me so I ding myself on that. That said, even though he can't take the test in our state, the book is still laid out in a useful way for studying the various subjects (reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies) so he still found it to be a worthwhile read. It was organized, easy to follow and makes a good study reference to read and go through"

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4 star review - Misty - November 8, 2016

"This is a big book that covers all of the bases. I got this for my homeschooler & it will come in handy for gauging her strengths and weaknesses."

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4 star review - Jordi D. - March 6, 2017

"I am a TASC coordinator for a local high school. This review book is a good starting point for students with large gaps in their education, as many things are explained well."

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So what are you waiting for? Click the link below to save 30% when you buy TASC For Dummies today.

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Get private TASC lessons with Dr. Donnelly

Private TASC lessons with Dr. Donnelly are available either online via Skype for those students living outside of the New York City area or in-person at our office located at 1460 Broadway, Suite 15017 for those students living here in Manhattan.

Dr. Donnelly is very proud that every single one of his students has passed the GED or TASC exam on his or her very first attempt!

Recent GED students' testimonials


5 star review - Marie M., Manhattan, NY

"Dr. Donnelly's way of teaching is very calm and effective. By teaching math in the simplest ways possible he managed to make it interesting and challenging at the same time. I am happy to report that I recently passed my exam with a score of 90 percent."

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5 star review - Lauren Mariani, Manhattan, NY

"I went up over 100 points in the math section alone! Thank you very much for your help!"

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4 star review - James R., Manhattan, NY

"Dr. Donnelly taught me clearly in a very short time. It was very effective just before my exam, and the results turned out to be great! He was nice and encouraging, and I enjoyed his lessons."

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5 star review - E. H. Clements, Head of Mathematics, French International School, Hong Kong

"Dr. Donnelly has shown himself sensitive to the needs of his students, responding to their questions, offering reassurances, when necessary, and challenging pupils to consider the subject matter in depth. I recommend him to you without hesitation."

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