How to Prep for the NYS Earth Science Regents Exam

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If you are a high school student in New York, taking the Earth Science Regents Exam will measure how well you grasp the required science curriculum of the state. Learn more on ways to prepare for this test below.

Study Actual Test Topics

You'll quickly discover that the Earth Science Regents Exam covers many sub-topics including: mapping, minerals and rocks, erosion, earth history, astronomy, and more. In order to be successful in the exam, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the entire core earth science curriculum. The NY Regents Exam - Earth Science: Test Prep & Practice can help you review for each of the topics in detail. Broken up into individual sections, this course includes video lessons to help you grasp the material. A process bar throughout the lesson will also allow you to gauge your rate of progress in your sessions. It's even mobile friendly, so you can study wherever and whenever it's most convenient.

Take Practice Tests

One of the best ways to prepare for the NYS Earth Science Regents Exam is by doing practice tests and quizzes while you study. By working through different problems, you will grow familiar with the way the test is structured and build your knowledge of earth science criteria. Here's what you can expect in the course:

  • Quizzes: Each lesson in the NY Regents Earth Science course contains a quiz to ensure you understood the most important elements of the lesson.
  • Subject Exams: The course is broken up into 15 chapters related to the specific subjects on the exam. Check your comprehension of each subject before moving on to the next.
  • Comprehensive Exam: After you finish the course, you can take the final exam, which contains questions from all of the lessons combined. This will prepare you for what you'll encounter on the real thing.

Change Up Your Study Habits

Don't fall into the trap of studying by only one or two means. This could lead to forming repetitive habits and not covering certain material. One useful tactic is to simply take notes while you study, making sure to mark down parts of the curriculum you are having difficulty with. You can then devise activities that will help you focus your study. Making flashcards or creating study games with your friends can not only expand your learning capacity, but help you have fun learning the material.

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