To prepare for the NYS Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents examination, you need to obtain a graphing calculator, a current review book and practice tests. You also need to familiarize yourself with current test material and conditions. You need to begin preparing several weeks to a few months before your scheduled exam.
- Review test material
As of September 2014, the NYS Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents examination is divided into four sections. It can cover several topics, including but not limited to quadratic equations, functions, graphs, statistics and probability. Your local library has information on the current Core Curriculum as well as helpful review books and archived examinations. Take time to study potential test subjects. Make sure that you understand each concept and can clearly show your work. Look over past exams to become comfortable with the structure and flow of the exam. Review questions with your friends, and don't be afraid to ask a teacher or tutor for help if you are confused about certain types of problems.
- Practice taking the test
Plan to take a few practice tests at least a few weeks before your scheduled examination. Set up a quiet study area in which to replicate test-taking conditions. Know how much time you have on exam day, and complete your practice test within the time limit. Then, go over your answers to see which topics you need to review further. You may also consider subscribing to an online standardized testing service to take official practice tests and receive immediate feedback.
- Prepare to take the exam
Eat well and get a good night's sleep before your scheduled examination. Pack your pencils and graphing calculator, and lay out your clothes the night before. Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the exam, and allow yourself plenty of time to get to your test site.