Have you taken the Australian citizenship test? If so, did you pass or fail the test? If you failed the test, then you are in the same boat as many people out there. You may be thinking to yourself, “How could I have possibly failed the test?” After all you probably studied very hard for many painstaking hours. You probably read the resource book Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond, over and over again. Surely, after reading the book countless times, you should have memorized all the information contained in the resource book. But, it’s the same story for many people. Just because you read the resource book over and over again until you were blue in the face, does not mean you retained much, if any of the information at all! Hard to believe, but it’s true! It’s a proven fact. In fact, the human mind does not retain information well just by simply reading the same material repeatedly. There are proven methods that help the mind remember information. “And what are those proven methods?” you may ask.
A very effective way to memorize information is to be tested on it with practice tests. Practice tests will test your knowledge and understanding of the study material, which will help you to know how much you have memorized. Make sure the practice tests cover the entire information that you are required to learn and memorize. You can find these kinds of tests online. Just look up “Australian citizenship practice test” in your browser and there should be different companies offering practice tests to help you study. Practice tests are great training to help you prepare for the Australian Citizenship Test. It is also helpful to find online practice tests that are formatted in the exact same way as the official test. The official test is computer-based and has 20 multiple-choice questions to be answered within 45 minutes. Being familiarized with the official test look and format will save you time, and help you feel more confident and relaxed when you go to take the actual test. If you feel relaxed on ‘test day’, you will most likely perform better.
Another benefit to studying with practice tests is that it is an active learning method. You are actively testing your knowledge. This makes learning fun an interesting. It has been proven that the more one enjoys what they are learning, the more one will remember what they have learned. On the other hand, reading a book over and over again is more a form of passive learning. Using this form of passive learning exclusively is often quite boring. It has also been proven that if one uses a boring study method, then one will often learn very little. It is important and most often essential to do a combination of passive learning and active learning to be most effective.
For example, if you are studying for the Citizenship test, it is important to read the resource book, Our Common Bond, from front to back at least once, and then the rest of your study time will be wisely spent doing practice tests that cover the entire content of the resource book, until you achieve 100% pass mark on all the tests. If you follow this method of preparing for your test, then we are confident you will achieve great results on your official test.
So, if you are preparing to make a repeated attempt at passing the Citizenship test or you are making your first attempt at the test, we recommend you try our Complete Online Training Program for the Australian Citizenship Test. Our training program is very effective at helping people prepare for their test.
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