Help with the Reading and Writing Portions of the Praxis I Exam
Students can practice the reading and writing portions of the Praxis I exam in the Writing Center and receive feedback from our trained consultants as they work.
To work on the timed writing portion, students should make a one hour long appointment. Students are assigned one of the writing prompts each time they come in for practice. The first 30 minutes will be used to complete the timed writing. The second 30 minutes will be spent with a tutor scoring and reviewing the writing.
We encourage students to practice often in preparation for the exam. Improving writing skills takes time.
We also offer assitance with the multiple choice writing portion through NorthStar learning. When you come in, a tutor will set up an account for you and guide you through a quick diagnostic test. When you've completed the test, your tutor will help you develop test preparation strategies based on the results.
Students interested in preparing for the reading section of the exam work with writing consultants to develop active reading skills. We have many Praxis I sample questions for reading. During the first visit to the Writing Center, a consultant will ask the student to answer some of those questions. Based on the student's answers, the consultant will provide targeted active reading strategies for that student.