Submitted by Amanda
I started studying 2 months before the exam. The material used was 240 tutoring which honestly was way too easy so you shouldn't need more than a month subscription just print all the material and do all the quizzes and benchmark. I used the TExES Secrets Mometrix study guide I purchased from Amazon and it is LOADED with all the info you need, with a 135 question test in the back! Read through the entire study guide once and then skimmed through the book another 2 times. I also purchased the TExES Mometrix practice question from Amazon which brought 2 additional 135 question tests! Now this book has VERY hard questions, but i found it helpful. I also used the crash course videos on YouTube! Out of everything I used, I have to say the Exam Edge tests were the most helpful. The test format the way the questions are worded resembled the actual test. I bought 3 tests instead of the bundle, but that is because it would take me close to 2 hours to complete each test.
Overall I dont believe it was super hard. I scored a 256/300 and out of the 100 questions only 80 were graded. I thought i would have scored higher, but I'm guessing most of the ones I got right weren't counted. Out of 80 graded, I missed 17 questions. No matter how much I studied, some of the questions were worded in a difficult manner. Know the elements some rocks are made from (had a question about what diamond and graphite have in common), know how to convert grams into moles and vice versa for reactions. Know how to do punnet squares, how hydroelectric power works, about isobars and how to read weather maps. Be sure to know how to do math without a calculator! I had to do conversions by hand like converting cm to in and vice versa.