Preparation can be done in many ways. One can get aid from Adult Education Programs or Community Organizations. The teachers at the adult education programs can guide the students in taking the test. Also the television series conducted by KUSM public television and telecasting in Montana throughout February and May. Further details about the test can be obtained from the toll free number 1-800-823-GRAD. Thousands of study materials can be accessed at Libraries, bookstores and the internet also carry study materials. Click here for classes in Florida. These classes are taken free of charge. Books have to be bought in some areas.
Mock tests are very good for practice. Individuals can enroll themselves anytime in a year. The preparation classes are very useful for the students to work on specific skills they need. Official practice test is also available. Study material can be obtained from local bookstores, regional colleges or SIAST campus. The students can get help from a friend or appoint tutors to train them. It is better to enroll oneself in a study course because a study plan will be formulated for this purpose.
Below are section wise tips for preparation of the test.
Writing Part I
- Read through the given text to keep a track of every detail given.
- Think about the sentences in a logical way. Relate sentences and sequences to come out with right answers.
Writing Part II
- Note down relevant points in the rough paper provided. By outlining the points it will be easier to get to the complete answer.
- Make sure that the essay is in direct speech. The essay should be your view and not a second persons view.
- Give proper examples to prove your point of view.
- Make sure you don't deviate from the topic given
- On completing the essay give some time for revision.
- Thoroughly go through the questions to understand the essence of the questions asked.
- Make sure the title, diagrams keys etc are read properly.
- From the graphs try to bring out relationships. Some graphs bring out the relationships and some graphs like Bar graphs talk about amounts and numbers
- Always keep in mind the basic idea of the text given. Check for the first and last line to know the basic idea of the text. Sometimes the examples also can have the basic idea imbibed in it.
- Never miss out the titles, legends, labels and captions in a graph or a table.
- In cause-and-effect questions keep in mind that a cause can have more than one effect. And also many causes can lead to a single effect.
- Remember to read between the lines to understand that the question is all about.
- Once a passage is read, give importance to the boldly typed words. These words usually have important hints.
- Don't just read on sentence and start writing. It is better to go through the whole passage given to understand thoroughly.
- If the meaning of a specific word is unknown then try reading the whole sentence to get an idea of the word.
- Don't forget the notes under each passage if given. These notes are of great importance in understanding the passage given.
- Never answer question just like that. Cross check your answers from the passage given.
- In part I a calculator will be provided. Make sure you get used to the calculator before you start using the calculator.
- Keep yourself equipped with the question pattern to avoid delay is going through the question paper.
- Make sure to fill in only one circle for the plane grid questions.
- Make use of the formulas given in the front of the Mathematics Test booklet.
- In multiple choice questions, some questions can have answers like Not enough information is given. Check for them properly.
- When you arrive as unfavorable answers always check for the right answers before going ahead with such answers.
- Make use of daily routine chores to solve many problems given
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