Study and Test Prep

Study Tips & Test Prep


Below are links to sites to assist students with their study and test taking skills.  

Humboldt State University Learning Center Success in the Sciences packet:  This packet reviews effective study tips for studying for science classes, test taking tips, and a check sheet to analyze errors on tests and how to remediate them.  

Flashcards for IPhones and Smart Phones:  This website,, is free.  Students can create flashcards for their IPhones (works best) and Smart phones (doesn't work as well) to quiz themselves on vocabulary, spelling, and more. is another great website for flashcards and other study tools.  Students can choose from pre-made flashcards (such as for SAT vocabulary) or make their own.  "Games" are also available such as to see how fast a student can match up a definition to a word by drawing a line between them.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Reasoning Test Prep:  College Board ( has a free practice test (does not include the essay) that students can download, take, and submit for feedback available at .  Another website with free practice prep is (

Accuplacer Practice:  Students planning to take the English and/or Math Placement Test(s) at College of the Redwoods are strongly encouraged to practice before testing.  The College uses Accuplacer to determine placement. Students can use the Accuplacer Practice Booklet (link here), College Board's new Accuplacer practice site here, as well as going to the Academic Support Center (Here) on the College of the Redwoods website ( for additional placement test practice.

CSU EPT and ELM Placement Testing Practice:  There are several sites for English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) placement testing practice:

Educational Testing Service:   

EPT and  ELM

CSU Math Success:

Click Here

CSU English Success:

Click Here

Learning Styles Assessments:  Students can find out more about how they learn with the following assessments:

       * Learning Styles Assessment:  This looks are four scales for how students learn.  A description of each scales is here.

    *  Learning Preferences Inventory:  This inventory assesses students are Learning, Thinking, Doing, and Innovating Learners.

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