Submitted by Shirelle
I used a Pass the TExES book for ELAR and Social Studies, and I also used 240 tutoring. I feel that the Pass the TExES books were every useful. The books gave be the knowledge to apply to the questions on the test. The 240 tutoring helped me by practicing answering the type of questions that would be used on the test. I also used the study manuals on the ETS website for the test. I studied everyday for three and half weeks.
The test was what I expected, it was not super hard or super easy. The ELAR part, for me, was easier than the Social Studies. With the ELAR section, you could reason out by talking through why three of the choices were incorrect. With the Social Studies, it is either you know or you don't. I would recommend the Pass the TExES book for the Social Studies. It took a week for my scores to come back, and I made a 251.