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Learn about Risky Study Tactics for Your DMV Test

 

Joni Stark guides you through some risky study tactics that could cause you to fail your written DMV test.

1. Underestimate the Time Needed

It is not uncommon for new drivers to underestimate how much time they need to study the driver handbook. Quick reading and a vague understanding of the material may have been enough to help you pass tests in junior high or high school. Learning the rules of the road is a different matter, and usually more complicated than learning things like American History.

2. Wait until the Last Minute

A lot of teenagers are also in the habit of just studying two or three hours before an important test. If you do this before the real DMV test, you are very likely to fail the exam.

3. Late Night Cramming Before the Test

Putting everything off to the last minute and do late-night cramming before the exam, is also something might have worked in high school, but it will not work for your DMV test. There is simply too much to absorb, and you brain needs time to sort it out.

Prepare well before the examination and get a good night’s sleep before the day of the exam. If you are rested, you will do better on the test.

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4. Memorizing instead of Learning

So, you started well in advance. You read the handbook, or at least most of it. And you took a lot of practice tests. Step by step, you improved your score on the practice tests…

It is not uncommon that practice tests and high scores lure into thinking that you already know everything. But practice tests may, unfortunately, trigger a memorizing reflex instead help you to true learning. Seeing the same answer over and over, creates an “image” instead of true knowledge.

5. Trying to Do It Alone

Simply reading, taking practice tests, and thinking about the material in your head may work for some, but most people learn better when interacting with others. Accept help from friends, parents, and others.

How to Ace the Exam!

By avoiding these mistakes, you can learn to ace the permit test.


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New York DMV Written Test on YouTube

NEW – DMV Test Videos for State of New York

DMV Videos for State of New York on YouTube

Watch the 9th online DMV test video for New York State. It complements previous videos and has another 20 question to help you pass your DMV written test.

Start by reading the New York State DMV Driver’s Manual and learn about road rules, road signs, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, as well as other safe driving techniques. Then, use a YouTube video to check your progress.

In the video, you will see the correct answer about 20 seconds after the question is asked.

You can also use the video to challenge friends and family. Who can answer the questions first?

The Official NYS DMV Test

The official NYS DMV test has 20 multiple choice questions. To pass, you can only miss 6 questions, and only 2 of the 4 questions about road signs.

If you are feeling discouraged when reading the DMV driver’s manual, don’t give up. Sometimes it helps to know you aren’t alone – most people are anxious about their DMV test and find it hard to read everything in the Driver’s Manual. But it is worth your effort, and eventually you will get there.

Even if you can only study one page a day, you are doing something to continue your learning. Eventually, the dots will connect. Rules will make sense and road signs will become familiar and obvious.

The Importance of Practice Tests

Take as many practice tests as you can. Use the ones at https://driversprep.com/new-york/. They will help you learn faster. You should aim for a score of 95 – 100 % on the practice test, before considering yourself ready for the real thing.

Useful Reminders for the DMV Written Test

 

Scott McGregor lists 7 important reminders for the DMV written test on licenseroute.com. It is a quick summary of some very useful tips for students who are preparing to take the DMV written knowledge test.

Outsmart the Multiple-choice Test

The article offers some insight to how multiple-choice tests work, which may give you an edge over DMV and the test-makers. Even if knowledge of rules of the road is by far the best recipe for passing the DMV test, there may be situations when you are forced to guess on the exam.

Test makers often construct false choices (“distractors”) by using words like always or never. Unless the question is directly related to traffic laws, this may warn you that the answer is false.

If you are force to wild guessing, you should also look for the longest answer, or the answer with more details. But be aware of unnecessary details, like numbers, penalties and similar, that may change over time. Test makers don’t want to change their questions just because the law changes.

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All tests are written by humans and are constructed in a certain way to make sure you have the proper knowledge. Test-makers are, of course, also aware of the above and may try to outsmart you instead. So, be careful when you take the exam. Who outsmarts who in the question above?

The Best Strategy is to Use Practice Tests

A DMV written practice test at licenseroute.com serves two purposes:

  • You familiarize yourself with the test format.
  • You get instant feedback on your current knowledge level.

With DMV practice tests that are little bit more challenging, you will also learn how to pace yourself and read everything twice. An important experience, when you enter the test room at your local DMV office.

Start by motivate yourself, read your state’s driver handbook, and then take as many practices tests as you need. The more tests you take, the more you will learn.

According to Scott, you should aim for a score of 95 – 100 % on the practice test. Friends and family may also be able to help with honest feedback. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask them.

DMV Practice Tests on YouTube – Real Questions

More DMV Practice Tests on YouTube

Driver's Prep YouTube Videos

Driver’s Prep has added more than a handful new videos on YouTube. These videos help you to recap or refresh parts of the DMV practice tests. They are a great way to prepare and get ready for the final exam, when you are short of time or just passing time somewhere.

It is also fun to challenge friends and see if they can come up with the correct answer before you do.

Available YouTube Videos with Real Questions and Answers

Here are some of the latest videos available on YouTube:

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FREE Maryland MVA Practice Test Videos | 2016-2017

Maryland MVA Practice Test Videos

Ready for the Maryland Permit Exam?

Getting ready for your Maryland MVA permit exam? Watch the Maryland MVA practice test videos at YouTube from Driver’s Prep. They are full-length test simulations. They run for 10 minutes, which is half the allotted exam time of 20 minutes. It’s a realistic online experience similar to an actual computer-based testing environment. You will get a feel for test and can rest assured that you have plenty of time to complete your written knowledge test within the 20 minutes.

Many applicants feel nervous about the timed permit exam, but most finish in less than 10 minutes. Check the videos and you can see for yourself. The time constraint on the Maryland permit exam should not be one of your worries.

How to Use Maryland Permit Exam Videos

All the questions in the exam videos are based on the official MD Driver’s Manual published by MVA. Make sure you get a copy before you move on to the practice tests at Driver’s Prep. The manual has all the up-to-date information about road signs and traffic rules; everything you need to know to pass the MVA Permit Exam.

During your studies of the Driver’s Manual, take some practice tests on a regular basis. They help you to learn faster. Watch videos while you are on the go, they serve as quick reminders and will make you feel more confident.

The Maryland Permit Exam is tough. Almost 50% fail the first time. Come well prepared for this exam. Don’t assume that it is just common sense and that you can skip the manual or the online practice tests. Study a little every day and you will have no problems passing the exam! A few weeks of checking the manual and working on sample exams on the website will make a world of difference!

How Many Drivers Could pass their DMV Test Today?

Could you pass the DMV test today?

Actually, most licensed drivers would pass their written DMV test – should they be forced to take it today.

A recent survey by Driversprep.com showed that 3 out of 4 parents to teenagers studying for their learner’s permit passed the pretest. This also means that 1 out of 4 (25%) failed the test. A majority of these parents drove more than 600 miles/month and had been licensed for more than 5 years.

These parents are probably still good and safe drivers. But they might not be of much help to their teen studying for the written knowledge test.

Study for the DMV test together - driversprep.com

That is why Driversprep.com encourage parent and teenagers to study together. Sitting down and doing the DMV practice tests together will trigger important discussions, which will help to make our roads safer for all.

Most Common Driving Mistakes by Teens

As a parent it is important to understand that teen driving fatalities are still high. Motor vehicle crashes kill nearly five times as many teens as cancer or poisoning. Most of these crashes can be avoided. As an example, most teenagers (55%) that died in a crash 2012 were not wearing a seat belt.

A study by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute showed that 75 percent of all teen driver crashes resulted from three common mistakes.

The number one common mistake is driving too fast. It does not only include speeding over the speed limit, but also driving too fast for conditions such as not slowing down in work zones or on neighborhood streets.

A second common mistake is distracted driving. Any activity that could divert your attention away from the primary task of driving, is a distraction. Such distractions endanger driver, passenger and bystander safety. A driver should always avoid looking away from the road for more than 1-2 seconds.

Third mistake is failing to recognize or react to a hazard. Looking on the road right ahead of your vehicle is a typical rookie mistake. A good driver will constantly scan the road and look well ahead of their vehicle. This comes with experience, but can also be taught in an early phase of the teenager’s education.

4 easy steps to ace the DMV test

Four Easy Steps to a Good Start

As an involved parent, it is a good idea to make sure your teen is off to a good start. The DMV test is not a history test, that can be easily forgotten. A good study strategy is crucial.

1. Get the Handbook

Getting the DMV driver’s manual or handbook from the local DMV office (or downloading it online) is an important step. Make sure you get the latest edition, since contents and laws change over time. It is a good idea for both parent and teenager to flip through it and scan the big subject headings and the smaller chapter titles. This will give you a pretty good idea of what the manual will cover.

2. Make a Study Plan and Set Goals

It may sound boring, but being able to divide the driver’s manual and studies into smaller chunks will help the learning process.

Use passing scores on practice tests as intermediate goals and set a date for the real DMV test.

Remember, most people (adults as well as teens) need at least six weeks to fully grasp the information in the manual, depending on how many hours a day they study.

When you have set a plan and goals, stick to them. Easier said than done, but it can be difference between success and failure.

3. Practice and Read the Manual

After studying the manual, it is a good idea to take a few practice tests. As a teen, it will give you a rough idea of how much you learned and what you have missed. For every question you miss, discuss it with a parent or adult, and go back to manual. Everything is based on the manual and the answer is in there.

4. Prepare with the Final Pretests

When you feel that you have covered everything in the manual, you should be able to take a practice test and score 90% or more. If you don’t, go back to step three and read the manual again. Don’t be lured into taking the practice test over and over again and try to pass by just memorizing questions and answers. Instructors who write the DMV tests will tweak wordings. You will not always recognize questions on the real test, even if the cover the same item.

A Final Word

A lot of statistics show that many students fail their first attempt at the written part of the DMV exam. This used to be true, but has improved significantly over the years. The reason is mainly the free online practice tests that you can take today. Driversprep.com was one of the first sites to offer these test for free and is still the leading authority when it comes to DMV practice tests. Take advantage of these free practice tests and use them as often as you want.

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Hawaii DMV Practice Tests with New Questions

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Preparing for the Instruction Permit Test

Passing the Hawaii instruction permit test is a challenging task. In fact, almost every second teenager fail the test at their first try.

The key to success is preparing well. It helps to pass the knowledge test with flying colors as well as to become a better and safer driver. This is especially important for teenagers since the risk of being in an accident is much greater when you are 20 years old or younger.

Why the Practice Tests Help

Studies show that using online practice tests doubles your chances of passing the knowledge tests. To get the largest number of driver’s license and permit practice questions, you should visit the Hawaii DMV tests at driversprep.com.

As always, Driver’s Prep covers everything you need for passing the knowledge test so you will feel prepared and confident when taking the exam.

Currently More Than 600 Questions

The latest update to the tests in February 2016 added almost 100 new questions.

Driver’s Prep Updates More DMV Tests

2015-09-28

New Updates to Idaho and Massachusetts

You get almost 1,000 DMV practice questions for each State, which is all you need to pass your written knowledge test without any problems or worry. As always, the permit practice tests at Driver’s Prep are 100% FREE. No hidden gimmicks and no sign-up.

How to Pass Your DMV Test

Start by getting your State’s Driver’s Manual. It is a MUST. Then, make sure you read it! It is also a good idea to discuss safe driving practices and rules of the road with a friend or an adult.

When you got the hang of most rules and laws, take some practice tests. This will show you if you have learned the material or not. Go back to the manual and study things you miss on each test. Then, take some more practice tests. This way you will build up confidence.

Read everything carefully. In a world of phones and computers, we tend not to read as carefully as we did when we got our tests on paper. Just remember this, and you will ace on the real DMV knowledge test.

Links to Your DMV Test

Wyoming 1,000 Driver License Practice Questions

Wyoming Rules of the Road

Revised Wyoming Practice Tests

The Wyoming license practice tests have been revised and updated with new unique license and permit questions and answers. The new tests are based on traffic rules, regulations, laws, and other material from the Wyoming Driver License Handbook: Rules of the Road released by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).

How to Pass the Exam

By reading Rules of the Road and using the practice tests, you have the ultimate tutor! All questions come with a brief explanation or comment. This will speed up your learning and your knowledge exam easy.

Wyoming Passing Score

Wyoming has a passing score of 76%. You must correctly answer 19 out of 25 questions. Compared to other Stares, there are less questions about traffic signs and more questions about safe driving techniques.

Montana MVD Practice Test Update at Driver’s Prep

Montana MVD Practice Tests

New Montana MVD Practice Questions

Many new and updated questions have been added to the free Montana MVD practice tests at Driver’s Prep. You now have access to more than 1,000 questions to help your pass your MVD knowledge test and get your learner’s license.

Better and More Complete

This is the largest update to the tests ever made and basically all you need to ace your exam. The tests are better and more complete than on any other site. They cover traffic rules, regulations, laws, and all other information in the Montana Driver Manual (2015). You will also find questions on what to do in emergencies, how to drive safely and stay alert, and how fatigue, alcohol, and drugs may affect your driving.

Official MVD Questions Included

You will also get several of official Montana MVD knowledge questions.

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