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Best Methods for WASI-II Test Prep

Best Method for WASI Test Prep

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Because the WASI is an intelligence test, there is no traditional preparation outlined for test takers. Still, there is an array of engaging and creative ways in which participants can prepare for the questions that they will come across. This lack of testing guidelines requires that individuals be creative with the methods as well as study materials in which they engage with. Of course, because this intelligence test is targeted towards a broad age range, the ways in which individuals choose to prepare will differ.

3 Tips to Make WASI-IV Prep Fun

Become an Active Reader!

Reading is an excellent activity when it comes to expanding one’s vocabulary, as well as their comprehension of a text. When reading it is common that one encounters a challenging word or an inaccessible passage. Active reading is a valuable tool for decoding and defining a reading. It allows the reader to annotate a text, underline sections, consult a dictionary for a definition, or ask a question in the margin. As a result, the individual is not left feeling stuck or discouraged by what they are reading. Instead, they are now given the confidence to feel like they can activate their resources if they feel discouraged. These methods are particularly useful for the vocabulary Subtest.

Explore Visual Mind Games such as SET!

As many of us know, board games are not only fun but can increase our mental agility, critical thinking, as well as our logical reasoning skills. SET is a board game that uses cards with four distinct features. These include colors, symbols, shadings, and the number of symbols. In order to make a SET, the player needs to find 3 cards in which each individual feature is either all the same on each card, or different on each card. The player with the most SETS at the end of the game wins. This game not only reinforces a player’s spatial reasoning skills but encourages them to process similarities and differences between each of the cards (in order to create a SET). These forms of critical thinking are important for subtests such as the “Similarities” portion, which involves tasks such as visual puzzles and block design.

Put Your Problem Solving Abilities to the Test!

On the WASI, participants are required to tap into their visual problem solving skills. This is especially true in the “block design” subtest, as they must visually re-create (using blocks) a sample design. Visual puzzles such as the Rubik’s Cube, is an interactive way to engage one’s visuospatial reasoning, creativity, as well as logic. It encourages the participant to develop their own techniques or methods for solving the puzzle. More importantly, it engages the mind and requires that the individual maintain their cognitive endurance until they successfully solve the puzzle.

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