Alright! You have done the right thing and purchased a PTE Practice Test package online. You will be surprised how many people keep spending hundreds of dollars again and again on PTE appointments, but do not spend a few dollars on the right kind of practice materials.
You are not one of them 😊
So, now let’s see how to get the most out of these packages!
We have seen a lot of students purchase these packages but fail to make the most out of them. Here’s a list of all the things you should do to make sure your PTE Practice Test put you in the best shape for your upcoming PTE exam:
Get a PTE Practice Test package that is right for you
This is something so simple, but many people do not buy the package that fits their needs. They will either buy the cheapest or buy the one that offers the most mock tests. This is the wrong way to go about it.
How much time do you have before the exam? If you have your exam tomorrow or day after, then buying a package with 10 scored mock tests and dozens of other practice tests doesn’t make any sense. Similarly, if you have your exam in 3-4 days or more than that, then do not buy a package with just 1 or 2 mock tests. Make the most of the time you have and buy a package with 5 to 10 mock tests.
Remember! Saving a few dollars here can cost you your entire exam fee, and even more precious time.
Take the test seriously, just like a real exam
By this we mean that you must set aside dedicated time for the test!
If possible, set aside 3-4 hours to complete the whole mock test in one sitting. If that is not possible then set aside at least 45 minutes to 1 hour of uninterrupted time, to complete one section in each sitting.
Make sure to switch off your phone or keep it away, ask the family to not disturb you and approach this like a real exam. You have read the basics, understand the core concepts now, and now it is the time to put them into practice. Do not hurry through your mock test, or do not apply any shortcuts here that you wouldn’t do in the actual exam.
Get good quality headphones and mic
Try to avoid speaking directly into your computer or laptop speaker. That results in poor quality recordings. Use a headphone with a good mic. Test it before the exam. If you are taking the mock tests on ptemocktests.com website, then follow the initial instructions and go through the setup tests to check your equipment.
Make sure you have a good stable internet connection
You test will be delivered, administered, and scored over the Internet. Therefore, it is essential that you have a good quality internet connection. The connection should be high speed and must remain stable during the exam.
Do not take mock tests in a hurry, one after another
We have seen many students take multiple mock tests in a day! While this is fine if you have your exam the next day and want to finish your package before that. But there are couple of drawbacks to this approach.
First, if you are taking practice tests in such a manner then you aren’t really considering the feedback from your expert tutor. It is best to wait to receive the feedback, understand it, and then work on it for some time before taking the next practice test.
Second, there is a high chance your concentration and energy won’t be the same during the second attempt. You might take it lightly or might even end up making mistakes you didn’t make earlier. This will result in a score which is not a right indication of your preparation level.
These are a few very simple but highly effective things, that if you do will lead to a much better outcome out of your PTE Practice Test package!