Two ways to prepare for each section of the ACCUPLACER test are to go through study guides and complete sample questions. For example, the Aims Community College Testing Center has study guides for sentence skills, reading, arithmetic, elementary algebra and college-level math.
One approach study guides take is to display questions and then analyze the possible answers, explaining why one is best. Guides also present strategies to help test-takers work through specific types of problems, as well as general hints for good test performance. When doing sample questions, individuals learn what kind of questions are asked, how the test is organized and what the directions are for each section.