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ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Practice Test 1
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Technology is rapidly expanding the scope of capabilities for both professional and personal use; such is the case with smart phones. Professionals now have devices available to them capable of digital media, internet access, phone communication, multi-person scheduling and office tools for documents and presentations. Businesspeople that are often mobile may maximize the use of these critical features on smart phones. Individuals who simply enjoy the luxury of multi-function devices often use these devices for frivolous pursuits such as downloading catchy ring tones, instant messaging about the latest gossip and looking up the world record for most cans crushed on one’s head during the Superbowl. This fusion of capabilities and increased availability of such devices could be a sign of a growing blend in society between work and personal life, or individuals could simply be taking a luxurious approach to their connectivity in personal lives.

The term “frivolous” implies that the author







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The ACCUPLACER exam is a test used by many school to evaluate an incoming student's readiness for college.  The ACCUPLACER helps a school place the student in the appropriate course level.  The ACCUPLACER test is developed and administered by the College Board, the maker of the ACT exam.  The exam is computer-adaptive, meaning that the difficulty of the test questions will vary based on how a student answers previous questions.  The ACCUPLACER test consists of assessments in the following areas: arithmetic, elementary algebra, college-level math, reading comprehension, sentence skills, essay writing and English as a Second Language (ESL).  The school that is giving the test will specify which sections of the test the student should take.

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Erik Jacobsen at www.erikthered.com/tutor

From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations". Internet. Available from www.nysedregents.org; accessed 8/29/2011.

CK-12 Foundation - www.ck12.org

BEHS Sat Prep - https://behssatprep.wikispaces.com/

PWN the SAT - http://blog.pwnthesat.com/

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