How to Prepare for the Geometry SOL Test 1 to 2 weeks Prior to Test Day • Try every SOL question available. • Ask your teacher about the problems you got wrong. • Memorize the formulas not given. Write them down several times (5 to 10 times). • Practice estimating answers. The Night Prior to Test Day • Memorize the formulas not given. Write them down at least 3 times. • Watch the review movie. • Online “random” practice using – JeffersonLab.com – SOLpass.org The Morning of Test Day • Memorize the formulas not given. Write them down 1 to 2 times. • Watch the review movie. • Do not do any problems. Minutes Prior to the Test • Relax. • Glance at the formulas to memorize. At the Start of the Test • Fold your scratch paper to make an angle estimator. • Write down the formulas you memorized on the scratch paper. • Make a goal tally. For Each Question • Read carefully. • Draw a picture if one is not given. • Scan your formulas sheets for something relevant. • Use estimation to verify your answer. • Write on the test booklet. • Add to the goal tally if you’re confident you got the question correct. Throughout the Test • Circle and skip the difficult questions. Do them last. • Take a 60 second break now and then. • Be certain you have answered every question. At the End of the Test Rejoice! Hard work pays off.