# All About the NET - Page 13

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1. Quote from JDNJQ
For me personally, I read over the article very quickly just skimmed it I suppose, then I read the questions .. (They gave the paragraph #) and then went back and just focused on what they were asking for in the question, This gave me more time to ponder on the question and answer.

Also had no med. questions more historical old world stuff that I had no idea about! but I did well on it.
2. I'm working through the TestPreview guide. I am struggling with one question because I can't figure out what to do with an equation when the unkown is on both sides of the equation. Any help would be appreciated!

5(x-6) = 4x+4

The answer is 34, but I don't know the correct order of operations. I can't take the time to work it all out backwards in my head on game day!
3. I'm thinking about purchasing the practice exam from eriworld, for those who have taken it, are the reading comp section similar to the real test in terms of how hard it is?

I was very disappointed in their book but I thought i might give this a try.
4. If I remember correctly for 5(x-6)=4x+4 you would first multiply. So
5(x-6)=4x+4 would be 5x-30=4x+4. The next step is to bring all the "x"s on one side and the numbers on the other side of equal sign. So
5x-30=4x+4 would be 5x-4x=30+4 (remember if a number or x is negative and you move it to the other side of equal it becomes positive, if it is positive and you move it to the other side of equal it becomes negative.) So in the end 5x-4x=30+4 ends up to be x=34. I hope I helped and did not make it too confusing.
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5. Quote from pandaluck
I took the test in December, and yes it was the first time I took it. Was in Indiana. And also I'm pretty sure that the books had numbers on them, so I think that there were several diff. test.
6. I just took the practice test from ERI. I just wanted to get a feel for the timing, material, et cet. I can't say how close the actual questions were, but I would say it is worth it. It surprised me how well I did on the Math compared to the Reading comprehension. I'm not sure why after reading everyone's posts. I should have known, but it was a good swift kick in the behind that I need to get to studying pronoun agreement and how to find the main idea of a paragraph.

Hopefully, the math is close in difficulty on the real test.

I plan on taking it again closer to the date I have my NET scheduled.
7. Has anyone else had any luck finding a good site to practice reading comprehension, main idea identification, inferences, et cet. with?

I am currently using advice given here re: the TOEFL but would love to have a more interactive site than testpreview, if available.

Thanks all!
8. Quote from clhRN2b2010
I just took the practice test from ERI. I just wanted to get a feel for the timing, material, et cet. I can't say how close the actual questions were, but I would say it is worth it. It surprised me how well I did on the Math compared to the Reading comprehension. I'm not sure why after reading everyone's posts. I should have known, but it was a good swift kick in the behind that I need to get to studying pronoun agreement and how to find the main idea of a paragraph.

Hopefully, the math is close in difficulty on the real test.

I plan on taking it again closer to the date I have my NET scheduled.

Just to give me an idea, what type of topics did you encounter from the reading comprehension? I'm super worried that I'll get another one of those medical articles again because I had no idea what I was reading!!! Was the context hard to understand?

For practice, I've been hitting up a lot of sites for free ACT and free GRE tests, both tests have reading comprehednsion in them. The format is a lil different, being that these tests make you read an entire passage before answering questions whereas teh NET breaks them down to paragraphs with questions following. The other difference is that ACT and GRE might ask a few more questions about the details. What I love about these two tests is that they also focus on main idea and inferences, which is the hardest things to do for the NET as well. Plus, they're targeted for high school graduates, and I believe NET is supposed to be as hard as 10th grade level (though I doubt it).

In other words, I figured if I can do well on the GRE and ACT reading, I should at least abe able to PASS the NET.

Have a look everybody at these exams and please let me know what you think!
9. Thanks for the info. I'll check those out also.

FYI- the ERI practice test can be taken as many times as you wish in the 7 day period after purchase.

The major downside of it is that it doesn't tell you the correct answers or give any explanations. I guess I now go to other sites, review pronoun agreement (which I THOUGHT I was a whiz at) and inference/main idea stuff and try it again tonight.