Use a study book: There are many different
options, here are some recommendations:
Study book from the public library
Kaplan Study Book
Cliff Notes study book
Specifically for the social science CSET.
Focus studies on economics, California history, and world
Be sure to review California, African, and Asian History
A 7th grade world history book has most of the
information to know about non-western history
If you attend CSUS: there are study guides
with practice problems from teaching majors
Websites for CSET preparation programs and practice
tests (we are listing the sites below for your
exploration only. UC Davis has not evaluated these services and
does not have any information about the success rate for these
programs. We do not endorse any of the sites
listed below and offer them only for your information):
If you don’t know the answer to a multiple choice question,
make your best guess (don’t leave it out).
Don’t spend too much time on one question. Come back to it
later if necessary.
On “constructed response” questions, read the entire
question, and respond to all parts of the question. Even if you
don’t think you can answer it correctly, do as much as you can.
You will get credit for partially correct answers. You may know
more than you think you do.
Plan ahead on how many tests to take at the same time. the
amount of time you have to take the test varies according to how
many subtests you are taking. You can take one, two, three, or
even four subtests during one test date, as long as you sign up
for each subtest in advance, but should you? Review the content
that will be on each exam, consider your preparation for each
subtest, consider your test taking abilities, and finally
consider any deadlines by which you need to completely pass all
subtests. Then decide your best course of action.
For English we strongly recommend that you
do not take all four subtests at one test administration.