There are dozens of standardized tests and hundreds of preparation courses offered for those specific tests. These test specific prep courses serve their limited purpose, but their purpose and function are limited to providing the test taker with proper content focus. Their purpose and function is NOT intended to teach the student how to properly prepare for the test, mentally and physically, or how to actually take the multiple choice test itself.
Content focus is important, so taking one of these courses is critical to understanding what you should be focusing on in studying for the exam. In fact, Attacking the Standarized Exam educates the reader on precisely how to select the best preparation course for the student’s particular test. However, understanding content alone is insufficient in a student’s quest to maximize performance on the test itself.
By analogy, showing a student what material he/she should study without also teaching that student how to actually prepare for and take the multiple choice test itself, is like showing someone a swimming destination and route and then throwing them into the water without swimming lessons.
Attacking the Standardized Exam takes the focus provided by the test-specific preparatory course and gives it meaning, teaching the student how to effectively apply it.
Armed with mental toughness and a systematized study methodology, pretest stress vaporizes. Equipped with a crystal clear understanding of how to properly dissect multiple choice questions and identify the correct answer in the fastest and most accurate way, results in the best possible score. That is why Attacking the Standardized Exam is so critically important to the process.