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This test was taken on Computer.
Study: I went to the San Antonio Central Library and studied the "Cracking the Texes" preparation book. I also used the online resources on the Texas Teachers and ETS.
Test: It was much easier than I anticipated the test would be. The most important factor to passing is to make sure to take your break and bring something to snack on. Also, read, read, read the questions thoroughly. Adopt a positive attitude and you will perform better.
Study: Cliff's Notes - got it at Barnes and Noble for $30. It spelled everything out perfectly and had two practice tests. Do the practice test! I would have given myself more time. I started studying the week before, so it was a lot of reading. You need to read the whole study guide.
Test: It was about as hard/easy as I expected. You have to practice the tests, so that you know how to take the test. Be able to apply the info to a specific scenario.
Study: I used the "Big Yellow Book" study guide. It helped tremendously. The test was comprehensive so the use of a study guide is essential.
Test: The test was hard and very comprehensive. I would tell future test takers to study, study, study every content area, especially the Reading/Writing section. I studied hard and got a 285 on the exam.
Study: I used the practice material that was online and an old Texes study book bought from Half Price Books. It is a good idea to study the material daily so that it will be on you mind constantly.
Test: Always look at the questions as viewed in perfect world and try not to over think the answers.
This test was taken on Paper.
Study: I used the free study guide available for download online. What worked best was taking the practice test. I would purchase the book and study it carefully-- my score would have been higher if I had done this.
Test: The test was definitely more difficult than what I expected. Study as much as you can with as many resources as possible. Relax, focus and do not be intimidated!
Study: I used the Big Yellow Book and read testimonials of others who took the test.
Test: I expected it to be difficult, however it was much more difficult than I had anticipated. While taking the test, look at it through the eyes of teacher/student relationship.
Study: I used the Cliff's Notes to study. I would study differently by using more books. I would tell someone to take enough time to review theory and practice the tests at the end of the book to practice the format of the test, which was my key factor in passing.
Test: It was not super easy for me. I prepared myself for the test in a week, so I tried to study smart not hard.
Study: I used the study guide by Cliff's Notes - Generalist EC-4. I studied it front and back for two months and took both practice tests in back. I did pass the test but I would not recommend this to anyone. I felt that I studied different material.
Test: The test was harder than I expected. I would tell anyone about to take this test to study at least two different guides (not the one I used) and be prepared by studying at least a month in advance.
Study: I used Cliff's Notes Test Prep Guide and found that to be extremely helpful. It came with two practice tests and explained why answers were correct of incorrect. I also used online flashcards but I can't say how helpful those were.
Test: The test was challenging but I scored in the 90th percentile. It took me five hours to take it. However, about an hour of that time was spent checking my work, evaluating hard problems, and making sure no answers were left blank. I would recommend taking the full 15 minute break to regain your focus.
Study: I used the free prep manual off the website and I purchased a book at Barnes and Noble, REA - Research and Education Association - The Best Teacher's Test Preparation for the TExES 101 Generalist EC-4 by Luis A. Rosado. Ed.D. I really liked the book because it was easy to read, not too big and had a practice test in it. Also, it only dealt with content not PPR material like some other books. I should have taken two weeks to study but only had one week. I was nervous during the test, but I passed.
Test: The test wasn't as hard as I thought. I read in another source "how" to take the test and clues that can point to the right answer.
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