There are a wide variety of tests out there. For high school students applying to college, there’s the SAT and ACT. For college students applying to graduate school, there’s the GRE for general programs, the GMAT for business school, the LSAT for law school, and the MCAT for medical school. And it doesn’t stop there because many professions also require certifications, such as the Microsoft SQL Certification, Six Sigma Certification, or one of the other available options.
Developing test prep materials is challenging. Even if you did well on an exam yourself, it’s difficult to distill your knowledge into a manual, video, or online course.
First, you need to make sure you have all the necessary information to do well on a test—the main concepts that will be covered, the types of questions that will be asked, and the way the exam is structured.
Then you need to explain this information in a way that’s informative, digestible, and engaging enough to not bore the learner. It’s not an easy task.
How Can a Professional Copy Editor Help You?
Test prep materials should be free of grammar mistakes and typos. These types of mistakes distract the reader from the underlying message. Additionally, misspelled words, punctuation mistakes, and other grammar errors make you look unprofessional, which can damage your credibility.
However, there’s a big difference between error-free writing and compelling writing. Writing that’s effective must be clear, concise, consistent, and logical. In test prep it’s also important to provide enough detail, but not too much detail that you overwhelm the reader.
At Super Copy Editors, we offer comprehensive copy editing services that correct mistakes as well as make your writing stronger overall. We’ve worked on a range of test prep materials—from video and online courses to test guides and workbooks.
If you need help with a test prep project, contact us to learn more.