Test Prep Study Cycle
Most students know that studying for admissions tests is important, but many don’t have a specific approach. Bespoke has created a four-step process that should simplify the work of preparing for these tests - it’s easy to remember and covers all the important elements of preparation.
Here you see what you need to do in four simple steps.
1. Take Mock Tests. You should do this at a Bespoke office because it re-creates the environment you’ll be in on test day – with other students, with a proctor, and with timed sections.
2. Test Review. You need to go back over your test to see both what worked and what didn’t. Ask yourself, “what did I do wrong here” – did you misread the question? Go too quickly? Did you make a math mistake? Was it something that you hadn’t studied before? As you answer these questions you’ll start to figure out what you need to work on.
3. Content Focus. Go back to the chapter in your Bespoke lesson book to remind yourself of the appropriate strategy or steps. Then do the homework from that chapter, or find problems from the test’s Official Guide that focus on the same material.
4. Section Practice. Now that you’ve brushed up on the areas that were most challenging, put it in the context of an entire section. Then you're ready for another Mock Test.
The whole cycle should take three to four weeks – as best you can, do a little work every day!