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How To Study For A College Placement Test

Updated on June 16, 2012

Tips On How To Study For A College Placement Test

Going back to college as an adult can be a hard decision; after all you are going to have to make the time to learn how to study for a college placement test. With so many adults returning to school it seems that many of them are having to learn how to do math and English questions.

How do I know this? Well I am getting ready to go back to school and I have spent all week trying to learn Algebra. I had trouble when I was in high school and now that I am in my thirties I have to learn how to do this all over again; which has been difficult.

I have spent hours online looking for ways to get math help so that I can pass my college placement test. I figured what better way to help others learn how to study for a college placement test; so if you are getting ready to go back to school; I suggest that you take the time to find out what type of college placement training you can get online from different sites online.

Don't forget Youtube For Math Help

One of the best places to begin your search online for assistance to learn how to do your math problems is Youtube. There are literally tons of great videos that you can watch to help you get more familiar with learning how to do your math problems.

Check out this video that helped me learn the basic Algebra problems. As a matter of fact I am still using these videos to help me study for the test this weekend.

How To Add Fractions

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Should I Study For My College Placement Test?

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While taking the college placement test will not necessarily affect your college eduction. However these tests are meant to help the college understand where you stand and what level of classes you should take.

If you choose not to study you could end up taking classes that you could have avoided taking had you studied. Most adults that return to school have been out of school for several years; this is the reason that I highly recommend that you spend at least a week or a month studying for for the test so you can avoid taking any type of basic refresher courses.

Study Materials For College Placement Tests

I mentioned that you could easily browse Youtube to get some quick refresher tips on doing math problems.

However if you have your heart set on not having to take any type of refresher courses and want to get enrolled in your program of choice right away; I suggest that you browse some of the books below that can help you get the training you need.

College Placement Study Books

Algebra Preparation Books

English Placement Study Books

Is There A Deadline For The Placement Test?

Many of the community colleges may have different rules and standards for their students who are considering taking the placement test. However the community college that I am getting ready to enroll in this fall will allow any of their students to take the placement test any day Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. As long as you take the test before registration starts for the semester that you want to enroll in; you should be good.

However you will want to check with the school that you are considering enrolling in. They will be able to provide you with all the details that you need for preparing for the college placement test.

Study Tips That Work

I suggest that you set aside at least 1-2 hours each and every night to do some practice tests. I have found that having someone check your answers when you get done makes it easier. Keep studying and doing your practice exams every night for until you feel ready to take the test.

Once you spend a couple days doing some practice tests; you will know where your weaknesses are. I suggest that you then begin spending some time focusing on your weak areas.

Life has basically helped me make the decision to go back to school. I have been doing internet marketing for about two years and am not where I would like to be financially.

Everything I have learned has been through reading and buying WSO's on the Warrior Forum. One day when a friend referred a friend to me for a website I realized that I enjoyed designing sites. However it took me a long time to develop the site that she liked.




I was able to make more from designing that one website than I do from affiliate marketing. So I realized that going back to school would help me get the information and training that I need to design websites quickly and begin a website designing business.

While I am a little older than the average student; I feel that it is never too late to get an education. Coming this fall I will be a 39 year old freshman; and I have to admit that I am a little nervous about this path in my life. However I know deep down inside that the education will pay off.

In the meantime I make my living from niche sites and have recently started using Squidoo!

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How To Know When You Are Ready To Take The Test?

Only you can answer that question. Once you feel confident and can pass several of the practice tests without missing any then you are ready to take the exam. Remember these tests are not meant to discriminate and anyone can go back to school; these tests are just a way to help the college determine where you need to start in school.

Congratulations on your decision to go back to school; we both know that it is one of the best decisions that you can make. Later on I will make a lense that will help you find out how to find the money to go back to school.

Thanks for visiting my lense how to study for a college placement test; I hope that you realize how easy it is to get a high passing score. Good luck on going back to school; I think that it can be one of the best decisions that you will ever make!

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