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Praxis Core 2023-2024 For Dummies

Published 09-21-2022

Praxis Core 2023-2024 For Dummies provides you with the confidence you need to perform well on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam. With information on every section of the exam, plus full-length practice tests in the book and online, Dummies has got you covered. This study guide is essential if you’re serious about starting a career in education or pursuing teaching as career number two (or three, or four…we don’t judge). With Praxis Core 2022-2023 For Dummies, prospective teachers get access to six complete practice tests: two in the book and an additional four online. You’ll also get deep content review on every test section, so nothing takes you by surprise on test day. College students, career changers, and job-seekers, step right up. You have the tools you need to prepare for the Praxis and the lowdown on how to score high on exam day—right here! Learn what’s on each section of the Praxis and review all the content in detail Practice, practice, practice with six full-length practice tests Demonstrate your readiness to enter the teaching profession right out of school or as a career change Launch a rewarding, meaningful, and in-demand career as an educatorThe fun and friendly Dummies style will keep you peppy and smiling as you prepare to master the reading, writing, and mathematics basics that every teacher needs to know.

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Color Theory For Dummies

Published 09-07-2022

Choose the right colors and color combinations for your projects Color theory is the art and science of using color. Color Theory For Dummies explains, in simple terms, how colors relate to one another and how they can be combined to work together in an aesthetically pleasing way. An understanding of color theory can help you create art, decorate your home, design a beautiful wedding, and impress your friends at parties. With this book, you’ll learn how humans perceive color, how colors harmonize or clash with each other, and how you can apply these principles in your life and work to add a little, well, color to things. Discover the history and science behind how we see colors Understand how colors mix, match, and contrast so you can create better color combinations Learn how certain colors have the ability to affect how we feel and think Apply color theory to design, art, décor, photography, and beyondColor Theory For Dummies simplifies and illuminates the world of color theory, outlining and defining color in a digestible and applicable way.

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Algebra II All-in-One For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

Every intermediate algebra lesson, example, and practice problem you need in a single, easy-to-use reference Algebra II can be a tough nut to crack when you first meet it. But with the right tools…well, she's still tough but she gets a heckuva lot easier to manage. In Algebra II All-in-One For Dummies you'll find your very own step-by-step roadmap to solving even the most challenging Algebra II problems, from conics and systems of equations to exponential and logarithmic functions. In the book, you'll discover the ins and outs of function transformation and evaluation, work out your brain with complex and imaginary numbers, and apply formulas from statistics and probability theory. You'll also find: Accessible and practical lessons and practice for second year high-school or university algebra students End-of-chapter quizzes that help you learn – and remember! – key algebraic concepts, such as quadratic equations, graphing techniques, and matrices One-year access to additional chapter quizzes online, where you can track your progress and get real-time feedback! Your own personal mathematical toolbox for some of the most useful and foundational math you'll learn in school, this Algebra II All-in-One For Dummies combines hands-on techniques, methods, and strategies from a variety of sources into one, can't-miss reference. You'll get the insights, formulas, and practice you need, all in a single book (with additional quizzes online!) that's ideal for students and lifelong learners alike!

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College Writing For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

Transform your next college essay into an A+ masterpiece Taking a 100-level English composition course? Just doing your best to get ready for the rigors of college-level writing? Then it’s probably time you picked up College Writing For Dummies, the single greatest roadmap to writing high-quality essays, reports, and more! This book is the ideal companion for any introductory college writing course and tracks the curriculum of a typical English Composition, College Writing, English 101, or Writing & Rhetoric course. You’ll learn composition techniques, style, language, and grammar tips, and discover how to plan, write, and revise your material. You’ll also get: Ten can’t-miss resources for improving your college writing Strategies for revising and repairing inadequate essays on your own Techniques to help non-native English speakers master the challenging world of English essay writingFull of real-world examples, lessons in essay structure, grammar, and everything in between, this book is a must-read for every incoming college freshman looking for a head start in one of the most important skills you’ll need over the next few years. Grab a copy of College Writing For Dummies today.

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Brazilian Portuguese For Dummies

Published 08-02-2022

Language learning is easy with Dummies Brazilian Portuguese For Dummies can help you achieve your goals of learning another language. Traveling to Brazil? Taking a class in school? Want to meet people and pick up a new hobby? Just curious about the sixth most spoken language in the world? We’ve got you covered, with easy-to-follow lessons on the basics, plus phrases and topics you need to know, like greetings, travel phrases, business phrases, numbers and measurements, and social media. Add speaking Portuguese to the long list of cool things you can do—with the help of Brazilian Portuguese For Dummies. Start from the beginning and learn the very basics of Brazilian Portuguese Practice authentic phrases for travel, business, and communicating online Perfect your pronunciation with bonus audio tracks, and discover fun facts about Brazilian culture Get recommendations for movies, travel tips, and moreWhether you’re studying Portuguese for business, school, or pleasure, Dummies is the best guide for getting started with this beautiful language.

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String Theory For Dummies

Published 07-26-2022

Unravel the secrets of the universe and untangle cutting-edge physics Yes, you actually can understand quantum physics! String Theory For Dummies is a beginner’s guide, and we make it fun to find out about the all the recent trends and theories in physics, including the basics of string theory, with friendly explanations. Build a foundation of physics knowledge, understand the various string theories and the math behind them, and hear what the opponents to string theory have to say. It’s an exciting time to be alive in advanced physics, and this updated edition covers what’s new in the string world—the Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Boson, gravitational waves, and lots of other big headlines. Unleash your inner armchair physicist with String Theory For Dummies. Brush up on the basics of physics and the approachable math needed to understand string theory Meet the scientists who discovered string theory and continue to make waves (and particles) in the physics world Understand what it’s all about with real-world examples and explanations Learn why string theory is called "The Theory of Everything"—and what it means for technology and the future Aspiring scientists or life-long learners will both be able to gain valuable information from this book. This accessible intro into string theory is for the theorists inside anyone.

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Biology Workbook For Dummies

Published 07-13-2022

Get a feel for biology with hands-on activities Biology Workbook For Dummies is a practical resource that provides you with activities to help you better understand concepts in biology. Covering all the topics required in high school and college biology classes, this workbook gives you the confidence you need to ace the test and get the grade you need. Physiology, ecology, evolution, genetics, and cell biology are all covered, and you can work your way through each one or pick and choose the topics where you could use a little extra help. This updated edition is full of new workbook problems, updated study questions and exercises, and fresh real-world examples that bring even the tough concepts to life. Get extra practice in biology with activities, questions, and exercises Study evolution, genetics, cell biology, and other topics in required biology classes Pass your tests and improve your score in high school or college biology class Demystify confusing concepts and get clear explanations of every ideaGreat as a companion to Biology For Dummies or all on its own, Biology Workbook For Dummies is your practice supplement of choice.

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Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Published 06-28-2022

Learn to dot your I’s and cross your T’s with this hands-on grammar practice The rules of grammar can seem abstract and confusing. But putting them into practice will help you understand and retain grammatical conventions. In Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies, you’ll get the step-by-step and hands-on experience you need to improve your conjugations, gerund use, punctuation, and more. Each practice question includes detailed explanations and solutions available both in the book and online. The book also includes: Intuitive questions on everything from Oxford commas to verb tense Free, one-year access to all 1,001 practice questions online, and the ability to create customized quizzes and study sessions Detailed explanations for every question to help build your understandingIdeal for self-paced learning and as a companion for students in grammar and English classes in high school and college, Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice) is a must-have resource to improve your written and spoken English communication. Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies (9781119883746) was previously published as 1,001 Grammar Practice Questions For Dummies (9781118745014). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

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U.S. Citizenship For Dummies

Published 06-28-2022

Become a U.S. immigration wiz with this hands-on and practical guide to U.S. citizenship In U.S. Citizenship For Dummies, expert citizenship and ESL instructor Jennifer Gagliardi walks you through the ins and outs of the complicated process of obtaining citizenship in the United States. From preparing for test day to understanding the interview process and learning about recent changes to immigration laws, this book demystifies the legal process of transforming a foreign national into a citizen of the U.S. In this book, you’ll get: Up-to-date info on the various application and immigration forms you’ll need to complete to become a citizen Needed preparation for the all-important interview Complete coverage of the different visas and green cards available to foreign nationals and how you can qualify for them Whether you’re an immigrant-to-be who’s interested in becoming an American citizen, or you’re already a citizen but you want to bone up on U.S. history, government, and civics knowledge, U.S. Citizenship For Dummies is the perfect guide to the procedural and substantive knowledge you need to understand the American immigration system.

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Russian For Dummies

Published 06-28-2022

Privyet! Explore the Russian language with this fantastic beginner's guide With over 260 million speakers around the world, Russian remains one of the most popular and marketable languages you can learn. And for those who have no idea where to begin, Russian For Dummies is the perfect first step! In this easy-to-understand resource for Russian language beginners, you'll discover basic grammar and common expressions you might use while shopping, dining out, traveling, or conducting business. You'll also find simplified and generalized conjugation rules and a streamlined approach to grammar based on how you actually understand the language, rather than technical rules and details. This book offers: Supplemental online resources so you can hear how native Russian speakers use the words you're trying to learn Guidance on identifying Cyrillic letters from the alphabet used by Russian speakers and writers Tons of useful exercise and practice opportunities you can take advantage of to sharpen your skills Perfect for any newcomer to the Russian language trying to pick up their first few phrases, Russian For Dummies is a fantastic first foray into conversational Russian that will have you ordering meals, going shopping, and navigating other day-to-day situations with ease. Удачи! (That means good luck!)

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