Brushing up for the Reading Basic Skills Placement Test
LINKS TO OTHER BROOKDALE TUTORIALS
READING SKILLS LINKS
STUDY SKILLS LINKS
All degree students entering Brookdale Community College are required to take the Basic Skills Placement Test, called Accuplacer, in order to measure their reading, writing and math skills.The Reading Department has developed an on-line tutorial to help you prepare for the Reading portion of the test. In the Reading Comprehension section of the test, there are two types of questions that are designed to measure your ability to understand what you read. The PRACTICE TEST consists of twenty questions that will test the same reading skills as the Accuplacer using the same types of questions. After choosing an answer, you will be shown the correct answer as well as explanations as to why each answer is either correect or incorrect.
The tutorial also has links to websites that will provide additonal practices to strengthen both your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. Links to study skills sites are also given to provide you with time management, test-taking and various other study strategies. The menu on the left provides links to all of these sites.
TEST TAKING HINT:
Accuplacer is an adaptive test. This means that the questions
are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions.
Because of this, when you take the actual test you must answer every question
when it is first given. You can change your answer to a particular question
before moving on to the next question, but you can not leave a question
out or come back to it later to change your answer. Once you go on to
the next question, you can not return to the question. If you do not
know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices.
Then pick from the remaining choices.