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Here's one of the most common questions I've received in 20 years of working in this industry.
"Allan, what's the most effective way to prepare for these exams?"
Take practice tests.
Think of it like preparing for a marathon (something I never plan to do btw). If you knew NOTHING about getting ready to run 26.2 miles, at the very least you should know that you better get running.
And if running is all you ever did to prepare, take solace in the fact that you will be much better positioned to take on those grueling miles because you exercised.
However, it's also important to remember that just taking practice tests isn't the only thing you should do in the same respect that merely running in preparation for a marathon shouldn't be your only tactic.
Apparently, there are many factors that can influence your success or failure on distance running day. You must consider your shoes, your socks, your shirt, your nutrition...heck, I even heard rumors that you might need band aids to protect from chafing. Why do people run marathons again?
By that same logic, remember that practice testing is the single most effective way to prepare IF you have no other recourse or resource. However, your score can only be its BEST if you do and learn other things, such as the proper approach to different test types, the recycled flavors test writers use and the various traps these exams have laid out for you.
Because for us at Pulido Prep, we don't just want to see you finish the marathon.
We want to see you conquer it.