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PRAXIS Prep. Greg Gierhart. When Should I take the PRAXIS?. Look at the content of the PRAXIS—are you ready?. ETS. Select the state The tests you will need to take will depend on your major and cognate/content. 2 hour test PLT-2 hour test. Reduce Test Anxiety.

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praxis prep


Greg Gierhart

when should i take the praxis
When Should I take the PRAXIS?
  • Look at the content of the PRAXIS—are you ready?
  • Select the state
  • The tests you will need to take will depend on your major and cognate/content.
  • 2 hour test
  • PLT-2 hour test
reduce test anxiety
Reduce Test Anxiety
  • Are you familiar with which tests you need to take?
  • Have you followed all test registration procedures?
  • Do you know what topics are covered in each test you are planning to take?
  • Have you reviewed textbooks and course notes related to topics covered?
  • Are you familiar with tips and test-taking strategies?
Remember that the PRAXIS II is your licensure test. Just like law students study for the bar exam and finance students study for the CPA exam, education students need to study for the PRAXIS II in order to pass and do their very best.
  • Please complete this study plan. The content is listed in you “Tests at a Glance” booklet. List the content that is covered How well do I know this content? What resources do I have for studying the content? What resources do I need? Where could I find this resource? Date and time I plan to study (individually, pairs, groups) Date completed
before the exam
Before the Exam
  • Sign up for the correct EXAM!

TN-Reading across the curriculum

Only two exams can be taken for a session

  • READ the Admission Ticket
  • Get a review booklet from CMC (or order one) NOW!!!
  • STUDY!!!
day of the exam
Day of the Exam
  • Get plenty of sleep!!
  • Be awake: “Educational research indicates the mind is not fully activated until three hours after waking.”
  • Eat a healthy breakfast prior to the exam
  • Wear layered clothing
  • Bring your photo ID with you (drivers license, passport etc.) Don’t bring food, hats, paper, or drink
  • Be prepared to wait in line while checking in and plan accordingly
  • Don’t get to the testing site too early, but definitely not late! Allow for about 20-30 minutes.
test taking techniques
Test Taking Techniques
  • When studying any test preparation materials be sure that you are familiar with each choice under a multiple choice test question. Chances are, the question will change but the responses (i.e., A, B, C, D, etc.) will remain the same.
  • Study sample test questions out loud with someone else who is taking the same test. You may find that you learn additional strategies for taking the test and you will also become familiar with the formal language of the test.
  • Keep up on current events.
  • The History Channel offers many programs on anthropology, archeology, world history, American history and geography.
rules of the testing center
Rules of the Testing Center
  • Read the announcements taped to the front door about testing rooms (FH 302 is HQ)-arrive by 7:30 am
  • Hats prohibited
  • Mechanical pencils prohibited (pens are allowed)
  • Food, gum, drink prohibited
  • You are there for the ENTIRE testing session
  • Once you check in – cannot leave the room
  • Calculators with QWERTY keyboard PROHIBITED
  • Be nice to the proctor and testing supervisor
  • Read the directions of the test booklet
  • Cursive the Verification statement
during the exam
During the Exam
  • Focus on your areas of strength and try to get as many answers correct in those areas. Spend the remaining time on the weak area(s) and again try to get as many correct.
  • In most questions, two of the responses can be eliminated using logic and any background the student knows. Eliminate unlikely answers and use logic to choose the answer.
  • Use the margins in the exam booklet to work problems or jot down what is already known.
  • Some students with test anxiety are finding relaxation techniques helpful when taking the test.
  • If you experience distractions you have the right to ask the Proctor to fix the problem:
  • Proctors should write the start time on the board - if they do not, write the time on the test book yourself.
after the exam
After the Exam
  • PARTY!
  • Scores available 45 days after which—deleted
  • Print your score
  • To get another score ($$$$)
test taking techniques1
Test Taking Techniques
  • Beware of paying websites for access to a prep course (very expensive)--
some free websites
Some Free Websites

ETS—Test At A Glance (TAAG)

Praxis Diagnostic Preparation Program (DPP)

more websites
More Websites

English Content


more help
More Help

Greg Gierhart