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This test was taken on Paper.
Study: I studied the online study guide and bought a book for Generalist EC-4 (I forgot the author, but it's a yellow book).
Test: The EC-4 was a little harder because there was a lot on sentence structure (syntax, semantics, phonology, etc.).
This test was taken on Computer.
Study: I highly recommend the EC-4 Generalist Cliff Notes, it comes with two practice exams, and it also brakes down why the answer is right. Like other said there is two you can quickly eliminate and two that are both similar. The book really helped explain why. I also used the Ultimate Guide (Yellow Book) it was a great resource too.
Test: I highly recommend the EC-4 Generalist Cliff Notes, it comes with two practice exams, and it also brakes down why the answer is right. Like other said there is two you can quickly eliminate and two that are both similar. The book really helped explain why. I also used the Ultimate Guide (Yellow Book) it was a great resource too.
Remember this is for a perfect IDEAL classroom. Just take your time and use your breaks. It’s really not that bad. Don’t focus on how to work out the problems or history details, there are less than ten questions like that. Focus more on the learning strategies and different types of learners.
Study: I took the 2 day class offered at Lonestar CC in Kingwood. I also purchased a study guide and studied the online example. I believe the class was very helpful along with the PPR class. I am not sure I would study any differently, it would not have mattered.
Test: The version of the test I took was quite difficult. At first I thought they had given me the EC4-8 until there was a Kindergarten question. There was a music question, a gymnastic question and a social studies/TX/US question all wrapped into one, that I had no idea how to answer. There were a couple of those. Had I had experience in the classroom I am sure some of the others would have been more easily answered. I am glad I took the PPR class before this. I did pass it the first time amazingly enough but by the skin of my teeth!
Study: Make sure you have enough time to study. Do practice tests.
Test: It was a bit harder since I didn't study for a long time. I studied for 3 weeks - 2 hours a day.
Study: I bought a study book from Barnes and Noble, and I used the online study guides provided. The book was more helpful. If I were to study differently, I would focus on the situational type questions.
Test: I thought it was a bit harder than I expected. I would tell someone to focus on situational based questions and just to use common sense. Although it was a little harder than I expected, I still passed.
Study: Nathan and Ramsey EC-4 book and cards from SMU bookstore. The book by Ramsey worked the best. Study and think about the "Perfect Classroom".
Test: Harder. Have patience and take your time. After the test try to remember any question/answers to help another person.
Study: I bought the test prep manual from REA. It worked really well for me. I basically read it cover to cover and filled my brain with as much knowledge as I could (a.k.a cram). I should have paid more attention to the Reading/Language Arts section because that's where I missed the most questions.
Test: It wasn't too difficult, and I didn't expect it to be. I would suggest giving yourself plenty of time to read over the information, and go with your instinct while taking the test.
Study: I used the Texas Reviews to study for the content test. I studied the state provided material, and purchased the Study Workbook from Texas Reviews.
Test: Study! Study! Study! The test was not easy, but the study guides helped.
Study: I used EC-4 Generalist for Dummies, assorted sample tests, and made flash cards of important material. The sample tests helped the most. They helped me narrow the information into more useful segments.
Test: The test was easier than I thought. Hint: don't try to memorize entire study guide. Understand basic principles and memorize key words and concepts.
Study: I used a book I bought from Barnes and Noble. I don't remember the name of it, but it helped a lot. Take at least 2 weeks to study.
Test: I thought it was harder than the practice test that was in the study guide I got. But if you study and are prepared then you will pass.
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