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How to Make a Practice Test


Practice tests are great study tools, but it can be a lot of work to make up a practice test again and again. Follow these directions to create an inexpensive practice test holder. It's a tool for turning your practice tests and study guides into reusable, dry-erase sheets.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Take two sheets of transparency film and tape them together on the sides and bottom. Use thin, clear tape. You may also use a clear plastic document sleeve.
  2. Leave the top edge open, so you can slip a piece of paper between the plastic sheets.
  3. Create your own study guide or practice test, leaving blank spaces where your answers should go.
  4. Put the practice test into the plastic holder. Using a dry erase marker, write your answers on the sheet.
  5. Once you're finished, check your answers. Then wipe away your answers and try again!


  1. You can turn any study guide into a practice test by covering up key words and phrases with white-out or white tape. This creates an automatic fill-in the blank practice test.
  2. Keep one on hand for every subject!

What You Need

  • 2 sheets of clear plastic (transparency film)
  • clear tape
  • your practice sheets
  • thin dry erase markers
  • paper towels
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