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Study tips for the Civic questions


In order to pass the naturalization exam, applicants must be able to answer SIX (6) out of TEN (10) civic questions correctly.

These are our top TEN (10) tips to improve your chances of passing the naturalization exam.

  1. Memorize at least FIVE (5) or TEN (10) questions a day – There are only ONE HUNDRED (100) questions to memorize. If you focus on a few questions a day, in a few weeks, you can memorize all of the questions.
  2. Study with a friend – Studying with a friend can make studying fun and enjoyable. Studying with a friend will also make yourself more accountable to study.
  3. Review the questions daily – As of August 2018, the average processing time for naturalization cases in Houston, TX is approximately EIGHTEEN (18) months. For this reason, it is important to review the questions daily so that you will still remember the answers by the time your interview is scheduled.
  4. Answer the questions out loud – Since you will have to answer the questions out loud during the interview, it will help to study by answering the questions out loud. This will help you feel more comfortable during the interview.
  5. Write down the answers – When you study, write down the responses. Sometimes writing the answers down will help you retain the information.
  6. Teach another person what you have learned – One of the best ways to test your knowledge is by teaching someone else what you have learned. If you are able to teach someone what you have learned, it will indicate that you have thoroughly studied the material.
  7. Study the correct responses – There are some questions will change from time to time. Questions such as who is the current president, who is the current governor, who is the current Speaker of the House may change. For this reason, please make sure that you are studying the most up-to-date questions.
  8. Hold yourself accountable – Remember, being a U.S. citizen is a privilege and not a right. This means that you must sacrifice time from your family, friends, significant others in order to study and prepare for the naturalization exam. Remember, the rewards of being a U.S. citizen will be worth it. As a U.S. citizen, you can qualify for certain government jobs, you can vote, you can file immigrant petitions for your parents and/or a fiancé, etc.
  9. Limit extracurricular activities and/or trips – Try to limit trips and/or extracurricular activities. These types of activities could distract you from your studies. Remember, being prepared for the naturalization is important. If you fail the exam, you may have to submit a new naturalization application and pay the application fee.
  10. Create flash cards – You can use an index card to write down the questions on one side and the answers on the other. You can use these flash cards when you have free time throughout the day.

For more information on Naturalization/Citizenship in Texas, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (281) 777-1236 today. We have two convenient locations in north and south Houston, Texas.

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