You can use this THEAŽ Practice Test in many ways. For instance, you may choose to take the practice test as your last step in preparing for the THEA Test. Or, you might use the practice test as one of your first steps in assessing your skills in reading, mathematics, and writing.
Whatever your study plan, consider the practice test a valuable opportunity. It is not your only chance to practice your test-taking skills, though. Remember that another version of the testthe Pre-THEA Testis available on some campuses. If you work through The Official THEA® Test Study Guide, and take the THEA Practice Test and Pre-THEA Test, you will be able to gauge your skills, check your study progress, and judge your readiness for the actual THEA Test.
Set aside about four hours so that you can take the practice test without interruption. You may want to print out the practice test and take it in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. A reading room in the college library is an ideal location. You may take all three sections of the practice test at one time, or you may decide to split them up. Four-function (+, –, ×, ÷), nonprogrammable calculators [with square root (√ ) and percent (%) keys] are allowed. No reference materials are permitted.
Remember, there is no penalty for guessing. Your score reflects only the number of questions answered correctly. Therefore, it will be to your advantage to analyze the answer choices, eliminate any that you are sure are wrong, and make an educated guess from the remaining choices. After the test you may choose to follow up on those specific skills about which you made a large number of guesses.
Once you complete the test, check your answers against the answer key and the Skill Evaluation Chart.
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