How Should You Prepare for a Testing Experience?
Good rest affects all things in life, especially the ability to think clearly and concentrate. Try to make sure you get a good night's rest before you take your test. Did you just arrive here from a 15 hour flight? Did you just get here from working the graveyard shift? If so, then you should probably take the test another time.
Are you sniffling, sneezing, coughing, and/or feverish? If so, then please come back another time - for your sake as well as that of others around you. If you start to feel sick during the test, it's best to leave and come back another time.
DON'T BE HUNGRY
Your brain will refuse to cooperate properly if you're hungry. You'll want to make sure you've had a relatively fulfilling meal soon before testing. It really will make a difference.
We know that taking a test can be a stressful experience. However, these tests have been designed to help you succeed in college. The placements you earn will help you learn which courses are most appropriate for your current level of knowledge and skills. Once you identify your academic strengths and needs, you can get the help you need to improve underdeveloped skills before they can interfere with your learning.
Don't "study" for an assessment test. Studying means you are trying to practice recent information in hopes of remembering it for a test. On the other hand, review means you are going back over things you already know but aren't always used evary day. To ensure that test scores accurately represent your skill levels, you may wish to review basic concepts for the test(s) you are going to take.
Sample questions are not designed to give you an idea of how difficult a test will be. They are created to give you an idea of what the testing experience will be like. We have sample questions for Chemistry, English, Math and Reading.
For the general assessment test, you can visit the College Board's Web site with information about their Accuplacer
tests. Please keep in mind, however, that this is general information that also includes information about their ESL test and Writeplaceer essay (neither of which are used by the Riverside Community College District.)
For extra helop with the general assessment test, you can use The College Board's free Accuplacer Study App