Studying for a major exam is always a difficult task, but studying for the Praxis II can be particularly difficult because it covers such a wide assortment of information from a variety of subjects. As a result, studying the material for the Praxis II can seem daunting. However, there are ways you can make your Praxis II study routine more effective.
First, try to find a list of the topics that are covered on the exam you will be taking. This will help you identify the topics you need to focus on while you are studying so you aren’t wasting your time on material that isn’t covered on the exam.
Second, once you have a list of the topics you need to study, try separating the material for each topic into a series of subtopics to break the material down into smaller sections. That way you can ensure you are devoting a reasonable amount of time to each section as you study, and working with smaller chunks of information will help you remember what you’ve learned.
Third, try to review the material related to each subtopic one at a time until you have reviewed all of the information for that topic. Once you have reviewed all of the information for a topic, go back and review it again. The repetition will help you remember more and more of the material as you revisit it over and over during your Praxis II study routine.
Finally, try to answer the sample questions on this website, the section reviews in any study guides or textbooks you are using, the questions on flashcards or practice exams you have, or any other practice questions you can find that may help you determine if you know the material well enough.