You want your child to practise using assessment books, but the sheer range of titles can be overwhelming. How do you choose the right one?
We asked the experts at Marshall Cavendish Education, a provider of educational solutions, including assessment books. Here are its tips:
WHAT IS YOUR STUDY OBJECTIVE?
Choose books that are aligned to your child’s study objectives. Streamline your search based on three broad categories of books that support academic preparedness:
Skill-based books hone specific skills required to attempt year-end examinations and help with the introduction and familiarisation of concepts in line with the curriculum.
Guidebooks help children revise and prepare for their exams through repeated practice.
Exam papers provide a realistic assessment of how prepared children are through specimen papers and assessment criteria of scores and timing.
Based on the three categories above, check that the books meet the following criteria to ensure they are really beneficial:
1.Based on the latest syllabus by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.
2.Latest test and exam standards are reflected in the questions.
3.Questions are stimulating to develop critical thinking skills.
4.Revision tests are available for self-assessment.
5.Notes and/or answer key come with full solutions for self-study.
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