As a requirement for high school graduation, students throughout Texas must pass a series of tests, known as TAKS, in several subjects. This brand-new manual prepares them for success on the English Language Arts exam. The authors provide an overview of the test, then present instruction and advice in composition writing, as well as reading and comprehending literary works that are a part of the high school curriculum and identifying elements of literary style. Two full-length practice tests come with answers and explanations. Students will also find a helpful glossary of terms related to language and literary analysis.