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Created by Peter Osborne, Resident AssistantUniversity of Maine at Farmington

I would like to submit this bulletin board I created for education preparing to take the Praxis I exam. This exam is required in many states for any student wishing to enter a teacher education program and is a source of great stress for many education students at colleges all over the country!

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Your Guide to ACING the Test!

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Don’t answer too quickly!

  • Make sure to read through all of the answer choices before picking an answer!

  • Often one choice will seem correct…until you examine the others more closely!

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PACE Yourself!

  • Bring a watch to the test to make sure that you work at a reasonable pace!

  • Remember that the test is timed—make sure that you know how long each is and how long it leaves for each question!

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Be in good mental and physical condition for the test!

  • Be well-rested for the test, so that you can stay calm and focused!

  • Eat a healthy breakfast to avoid hunger pangs that lead to distraction!

  • Don’t stay up the night before to cram—it’s not worth it!

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If you don’t know—always guess!

  • Only your correct answers are used to determine your score!

  • If you don’t know an answer, use your powers of deduction to eliminate less likely answers and then guess—it can’t hurt!

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  • Reacquaint yourself with (and memorize) basic math formulas and their variables—neither will be listed on the test!

  • FOCUS ON: Geometric shapes and basic equations and formulas.

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PRAXIS I Reading

  • Practice technical reading by checking out science journals and magazines and focus on comprehending the big ideas (and some important details!)

  • READ each passage (not just skim), and pick out the main ideas and relationships within each passage.

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PRAXIS I Writing

  • The writing section requires a strong understanding of sentence structure: the placement of direct and indirect objects, for example, and the basic parts of speech.

  • Being able to identify all the aspects of a sentence is the only way to ensure that you are able to rule out all incorrect answers!

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For more info…

Educational Testing Service (administers the PRAXIS Exams)

UMF Center for Human Development

Also check out CHD’s extensive resource library for paper versions of PRAXIS test-prep guides and resources!

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This bulletin board was created for an Education-themed floor for the month of November, when many freshmen sign up to take the PRAXIS I!