Real Estate Test Questions

Practice tests memory skills

What is Secondary Memorization?


When a student views a multiple choice test question from a practice exam, he or she will carefully read the question and then evaluate the available answers. After completing the question, the practice test system will show the student the correct answer, and the experience is subconsciously “logged” in the student's memory.

Practice exam memory skills

What happens when the student is shown the same exact multiple choice question again in the future? The student’s memory reflexes will likely allow them to recognize the correct answer simply by seeing the layout of the words and letters of the available answers. The student spots the correct answer, but not necessarily because they understand the reason why the answer is correct. We call this phenomenon secondary memorization and most of us have experienced this at some point in our educational history.

The Risks

Secondary memorization is a problem inherent to multiple choice practice tests and fools many real estate students into believing that they are "ready" for the State exam. These students are shocked on test day when the questions on the State exam cover the same concepts and topics, but use different wording in the presentation.

Sure Tests to the rescue!

Our methods protect students against secondary memorization in three primary ways:

  1. Randomness

    Each time you generate a new test within one of the Testing Centers the system "pulls" an appropriate number of fresh, and completely random, questions from the Sure Tests library. Due to the way the Sure Tests system works you will never see the same test twice; forcing you to truly understand the information rather than inadvertently relying on the memorization of the questions and answers. Even the four multiple choice answers within each question are randomly presented each time the question is included in a test.

  2. Sure Notes

    All test questions within the Sure Tests library have an included Sure Note, which is an explanation written by our team of experts to help you understand the actual concept being reviewed by the question. If you understand the key concepts and topics then you are ready to face any similar questions on the State exam, even if the wording being used is different.

  3. Volume

    The Sure Tests system protects users against secondary memorization with its huge library of over 800 questions. Users are not seeing the same questions over and over due to our ever-expanding library of test questions.

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