If studying for a major exam seems like a difficult task, studying for the Praxis II may seem nearly impossible. This is because the Praxis II covers a wide range of information from a variety of subjects about which you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge to pass the exam. And demonstrating this knowledge is often easier said than done, given the more than 125 different exams in the Praxis II series, each with its own set of topics. To have any hope of passing the Praxis II, you will need to know what to study for each specific exam you are taking. Here are some of the ways you can determine what you need to go over once you begin your Praxis II prep.
Track down a list of the exams you are required to take for the state in which you are attempting to obtain a teaching license. Each state has a different set of requirements you must meet to obtain your license, and you don’t want to end up taking the wrong test. In most cases, you will be able to find the requirements for each state on the department of education website for the state in which you are applying and/or on the ETS website.
Try to obtain an official outline for each of the exams that you are required to take before you begin your Praxis II prep. Because each test covers a different set of topics, these outlines will identify those topics on which you need to focus.
Use the sample questions on this website to get an idea of some of the questions you may see on the exam. This will familiarize you with the types of questions you will be expected to answer and allow you to focus your studying on the material that is actually covered on the exam.
Also, gather up all of your books, notes, old exams, worksheets, and anything else that may help you with your Praxis II prep. You’ll have everything in one place and all of your study materials ready before you begin to study.