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Test Preparation Resources
"Confidence and courage come through preparation and practice."
One question we are always asked is, "Do you think I should prepare for the test?" Our answer is always the same, "Yes!" Preparing for an examination will help you:
- Gain insight into the knowledge and skills you will be tested on
- Relieve test anxiety because you will have a better understanding of what to expect on the day of the test
- Assess the areas where you may need more practice before actually attempting the test
There are numerous resources available to help you prepare for a test. And while you may feel that you don't want to take the time to prepare, remember to ask yourself, "Do I really have time not to?" Preparation and practice can help lead you to a successful testing experience.
Testing Company Resources
Most of the testing company Web sites provide information on the skills and knowledge measured on a specific test. Some of the sites also provide sample questions and tests. Visit the "Test Information" section of our site to select the examination you need to take. There you will find a link to the examination's official site.
Test Preparation Web sites
Additionally, there are many test preparation sites on the internet that provide information on the skills measured on a test, sample questions, instructional information, etc. Please be cautious when using these sites. Some test preparation sites provide free information while others charge a fee for their information and services. Furthermore, these sites do not always reflect current examination content, policies, or procedures.
Bookstores and Libraries
In addition to the resources listed above, there are many published books on preparation for specific examinations. Many of these books include instructional information as well as sample questions and sample tests. Visit your bookstore, library or online book merchant to see what preparatory books are available for the examination you need to take.
If you need help with test anxiety or test-taking skills, Kelly Center Academic Success Programs provides free assistance to FHSU students, faculty and staff. Contact the Kelly Center to schedule an appointment to visit with the Coordinator of Academic Success Programs and learn ways to manage test anxiety and improve your test-taking skills.
Additionally, if the test you need to take is related to your field of study, you may consider visiting with faculty in the department in which you are enrolled. Faculty often have information on examinations related to their area of expertise.