Written By Guest Blogger Cameron W.
I’ve been studying for the REG section since August 13th, and boy has it been a challenge. At least three or four times a week, I go straight to Starbucks after work and study until it’s dark outside. Now I am in my final review and completing as many 40-question multiple-choice quizzes in Test Prep that I can up until my test on Thursday. I have been getting frustrated because a lot of the material looks very familiar, but I keep second guessing myself. My friend who is student teaching gave me the following tips that I thought may help others:
1. Slow down. If you read these types of questions too fast, you could miss an important detail that changes the whole meaning of the sentence.
2. Break each problem down into segments. Don’t read a three or four sentence problem as a whole, break it down into as many parts as you can so that you know what is being presented.
3. Answer the question before looking at the answer choices. After you have read the problem, try to come up with an answer without looking at the answer choices. Then, find the answer choice that most closely matches the answer you came up with. Doing this will show you that either you truly KNOW the material or that you still have more studying to do.
4. Have a positive attitude. This is self explanatory.
I hope I helped somebody out there. I haven’t been getting high scores on my quizzes in Study Mode, but today is a new day. Hopefully, my scores will start rising rapidly and my studying will pay off by the time I take the REG section. Thanks and God bless.