It is not difficult for students to create their own Miller Analogies Test study guide. Plus, designing your own guide comes with the added benefit of getting to have a schedule that caters to your exact availability.
Time for study
Take a look at your weekly life and identify how much free time you have for study. Save yourself the headache and be realistic.
2-3 hours is ideal for daily study time, but if you only have an 1 hour per day during the week, then work with that. In addition, your schedule does not have to be symmetrical through out the week. If you can only study 1 hour per day Mon-Fri but you have 4-6 hours open on the weekend, take advantage of that. Again, this is your schedule.
Once you know what your hours are going to be, you have to record it somehow: a chart, a written check list, or a full-on calendar. Google offers a variety of templates; you will easily be able to find one that you can use to outline what days of the week you are studying, how many hours each day, and how many weeks of total study.
On that last note, I recommend studying for at least a month. Two months is a better period for anyone really aiming for their best performance.
How to study
You are probably wondering what to do within your actual study hours. I recommend reading the following blogs:
After reading these, and following the advice in “study tips,” you have a couple of options for your schedule. Once you have your priority list, you can label which specific content area you will be studying each day (or each week), and you can imagine what the progression will be: week 1: Vocabulary, week 2: Science, Week 3: History, etc.
Alternatively, you don’t have to write this out in day by day fashion.
You might have a standard set of study tasks that you use for every study period: do new questions, review answers, study terms (flashcards or whatever you prefer). You do these same tasks every study period, and you adjust the content area you are studying based on how you feel you are progressing.
By the way, “terms,” for those unfamiliar, refers to the individual words that make up an MAT analogy. They are the objects of your study. Your goal is to learn more vocabulary terms, art terms, math terms, etc. The study guide helps you do that systematically. Any study guide that accomplishes this will be far and away more effective than having no study guide at all.