If you are planning on taking the DSST in the foreseeable future, you may be worrying about studying to pass the exam the first time around. Though it is a difficult exam, you already have the skills needed to study and pass the exam. Surprisingly, here are ten things you learned in kindergarten that will help you on the DSST.
Your letters:Pretty obvious, but if we are talking about what you learned in kindergarten that will help you on the DSST, then reading, and reading well, is as important as you knowing the subject material.
How to count: If you’re taking the mathematics or business exams, you are going to need to make sure that you know not just how to count but simple mathematics that can be done in your head.
- Instilled in the minds of many kindergartners and elementary schools is the all-American value of work ethic. Studying for the DSST is hard work: push through and pass!
Patience: Another learned virtue, be patient about learning the material. Don’t rush it the first time and learn the material all the way through.
Tenacity:In short, don’t give up. All of us at one point or another has failed an exam, and you may just end up not passing. Don’t give up!
Learn from your mistakes: When studying and taking practice exams, learn from the mistakes you made and don’t make them again. If you take the exam and don’t pass, again learn from your mistakes for the next round.
Focus: When you study, put away all distractions, sit in a quiet room, and do your absolute best to focus on the material.
Stay positive:Even if you fail an exam, remember that these are like college courses in general. You are supposed to learn and mentally grow into something better than you are right now.
Keep growing:Kindergarten is a period of intense growth for children, much like the freshman year of college is for young adults. Remember that part of this growth are the classes, and learning the material for the DSST should be added to your growth.
Close reading:Pretty similar to number 1, but in this case, make sure that you know how to read closely. Reading closely also applies to reading in-between the lines, knowing things that are assumed or unstated as well.
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