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Preparing for the CU-TEP Examination: Methods Used by Thai Students


This paper discusses how a group of students from Chulalongkorn University prepared for the CU-Tep examination. In order to gather the information, a questionnaire was given to 16 students from the Education Department of Chulalongkorn University. The findings indicated three things. First, was the general lack of preparation by approximately half of the candidates. Second, was that all of the students found the examination difficult, even those who said they did some preparation. Third, was the relatively poor scores received by Thai students as noted in the research cited. Some recommendations for the students: listen to and follow the advice of those who have previously taken the exam, do lots of preparation by taking practice tests and seek help from others.

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Scrymgeour, J.M. Preparing for the CU-TEP Examination: Methods Used by Thai Students. Language Testing in Asia 1, 7 (2011).

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