Study Plan for Passing your Written Drivers Test

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by Joshua on July 26, 2013

For many people of all ages, test taking is an intimidating situation and your Written Drivers test is no exception. The key to passing any test is to have a study plan and utilize your thought out plan to help alleviate some of those test-day jitters that can often lead to a failing score even if you know the material thoroughly. Regardless of whether you are still in school or an adult that graduated many years ago, you can relate to the testing process and find ways to better deal with this intimidating aspect of your driver’s license process.

It is an unfortunate fact that the leading age group involved in traffic accidents, many resulting in serious injury and even death, are new licensed drivers between the ages of 15 and 21 years old. This is even higher than the number of drinking and driving incidents on US roads. The good news is that many state Department of Motor Vehicle branches have implemented programs for teen licensing that will assure you or your teen is completely prepared to be a safe driver on the roads.

These programs often involve additional tests during the process to make completely sure you are ready to get behind the wheel. The DMV wants you to enjoy the freedoms of driving but they want you to do so safely and avoid the repercussions driving unprepared can generate. Having a solid study plan will not only assist you in receiving a passing score on the written tests, but help you on your way to safe driving on the road.

You’re General Study Outline

Begin the process by gathering all of the materials necessary to pass your test. This will include your States Drivers Manual which is usually available online in PDF format. All of your states traffic laws, rules and proper driving procedures can be located in the chapters of this manual as well as listings of all commonly found traffic signs for your state. While essential for your study process, you should also include in this material list the cheat sheets DMVcheatsheets.com available for your state. These cheat sheets filter in the essential information you will need to pass your test and can act as a detail study guideline. Often it is easier to study larger amounts of information and retain the knowledge of it is broken down into easily manageable parts so cheat sheets and your driver’s manual should be your primary sources of study material.

You may use articles and additional websites created by your DMV as a secondary source of information to assist you with the test questions. Many online articles such as Crucial Topics that are covered in the DMV Handbook DMVcheatsheets.com assists you in breaking down the topics even further to assure you acquire all the knowledge needed to answer test questions correctly. Once you have gathered together all the information you will need it is time to generate your study plan:

  • Set aside a designated time frame each day devoted to study which can be an hour or fifteen minutes depending on your preference. During this time, shut off all electronic devices. If using online sources, exit out of social media and chats during the period to avoid interruptions. Staying focused; concentrate solely on the information necessary to generate correct test answers.
  • Break down the information into more manageable parts and completely study one piece before moving onward. Cheat sheets assist you in this aspect of study so be sure to have yours open while studying for information and reference. You will need to read over this information more than once if you wish to pass.
  • Once you have studied every section, take a practice test at DMVcheatsheets.com and gage your progress. It is wise to learn from your mistakes so jot down the material found on incorrect test questions for re-study. With over 100 possible questions, DMVcheatsheets practice tests offer you plenty of chances to test yourself on the most commonly found aspects of the test. You can also find short practice tests offered through your DMV website to further gage your knowledge.
  • Restudy the information on your incorrect test answers. These are your areas of opportunity and should be the first focus after taking practice test. Don’t introduce any new material to your study plan until these concepts have been mastered.
  • Ask for additional assistance from a friend or family member. They can assist you in mastering the material by verbally quizzing you and often provide you with additional tips for testing. Use someone that has already been licensed as they will know first hand the experience of taking the written test.

The day of Testing

Before you head to your local DMV branch to apply for your license or permit and take the written test, take a moment to read over the study material a final time. This will keep the material fresh in your mind for testing and give you some last minute study time that often can make the difference between a passing and failing score. Prepare your mind with a good night sleep and healthy breakfast and avoid a wandering mind while concentrating.

The exam will set up in a specific manner. You will find multiple-choice questions covering the material you’ve studied. In each question you will find two incorrect answers, one that is close to correct and the right test answer. One strategy is to eliminate the wrong answers first, then use the knowledge you have obtained to decide which of the remaining answers is most correct. If you are unsure of a test answer, move on to the next question and return to that number later. After you have answered all of the questions, re-read your test a final time to assure you have not missed a question and that you are confident in all of your answers.

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