Study Guides

Placement Tests

The Testing Center has gathered some useful resources for a student taking the math and English placement tests. It is important to prepare for the tests. Reviewing material you already know can help you place into a higher math or English class, saving you time and money. Over your college career, that could mean a savings of several quarters of study and several thousand dollars! The links at left are a brief selection of possible study guides intended to provide help. Take some time to look at different sources and find what works for you.

Tutoring at North

The Student Learning Center at North Seattle College provides extensive tutoring services in writing, math, accounting, biology, chemistry, world languages, physics, computer science and more on the first floor of the Health Sciences and Student Resources (HSSR). For more info please visit:

Related Info

Math Placement Accuplacer “Next Generation Practice Test”
“The ACCUPLACER™ web-based study app above features practice tests. This practice test will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER™ test questions.
Accuplacer sample questions for students

Wonderlic English Placement Practice Test
Wonderlic English Practice Test
Wonderlic English Practice Test B


There is not an official study guide for the ESL test. You can prepare for the test by reading, writing, speaking, and listening to English as often as you can, before you come to test. If you have just arrived from another country, you may want to take some time hearing and using English on a daily basis before coming to test.

Study resources

North's Page One Writing and Language Center
Practice reading in English, using idioms, grammar exercises, English crossword puzzles and more.


GED preparation books are available in most bookstores and libraries. Books by the Steck-Vaughn Company are widely used. North also provides GED preparation classes. Contact the ABE/ESL advisor for information. Online preparation help is also available at various websites: and

Other Resources

  • Public libraries --check the English section or ask for English review materials at the reference desk.
  • Book stores or libraries - you may want to look at writing "Style Manuals" such as Modern American Usage by Follett, The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.
  • Old textbooks, if you have them, can be another resource.