The Global History Proficiency & Regents Prep Course is not a practice test -- it is a series of learning modules. Several questions are used to teach each concept. The student practices each module until achieving 100% correct in the allotted time. It doesn't take long to go through the modules to get to 100% proficiency, and it's a fun way to review the material because it requires active responding. The program keeps track of your progress and you can print out or e-mail reports from within the program. You can submit any questions about specific items to BDS while working on the exercise using the Question Comment feature. Also, you can review missed questions when finished with an exercise.
The modules are available in duplicate sets--a "study" module and a "practice" module. For the study module, the timer is set for 30 minutes (far more time than you need). For the practice module, the timer is set for (usually) 5 minutes. We recommend that you complete the study module to 100% (i.e. respond correctly to each question) before proceeding to the corresponding practice module. The time criterion assures that fluent responding is achieved—the kind of learning that leads to retention.
As for strategy, we recommend that you begin preparing with the Global History Proficiency & Prep Course 1-2 months before the exam. We recommend that you use the hints unless you are almost certain you know the answer. Also, we suggest that you work on 2-3 module sets at a time. When you get to 100% on one module set, drop it and pick up another one.
Each of the 1668 unique questions includes:
- a hint
- four multiple choice options
- corrective feedback for each wrong option
Additionally, each module is prefaced by a descriptive introduction, often containing pictures and illustrations. Each introduction describes all of the information that is taught in the learning module questions.
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The Global History Proficiency & Prep Course is designed to help learners pass the Global History section of the New York Regents and/or to supplement global history curriculum in or outside of the classroom. LearnNY is NOT affiliated with the New York State Education Department. For official information concerning the New York State Regents Exams, please visit the NYSED web site at: www.nysed.gov
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