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Jennifer and Amy are aspiring students. They’ve met all the entrance requirements. They have great recommendations. Now they need to pass the Nelson Denny Exam.

Jennifer had always been a good student. She did okay on tests in High School and figured the Nelson Denny would be like that. Besides, she heard that you couldn’t really prepare for the Nelson Denny exam. She fit in some studying (in between her favorite TV shows). But as the test date approached, she got a nagging feeling that she should be doing more. When she got her scores, Jennifer had been proficient in some areas, but scored very low in vocabulary which had always been one of her strongest subjects. She was also surprised at how unprepared she was for the reading comprehension section.

Amy, on the other hand, knew she had never been a great test taker. In fact, she had always found them stressful. She had to work very hard to get the grades she got. She knew that “seeing” what the test looked like would boost her confidence. Armed with practice tests and a focused study guide, Amy quickly realized she knew more than she thought and was able to focus on the areas where she needed help. When she took the test, she scored proficient or higher in every area and confidently took the next step towards realizing her dream of passing this exam.

Why did Amy succeed when Jennifer struggled, and how can you ensure that you have that same success?

With the Right Preparation, You can Pass on the First Try!

The Nelson Denny is not a test of general knowledge. That’s the common trap that the “Jennifer’s” fall into. They think that it’s simply about what they know. As a result, they rely on what they’ve already learned.

And that’s why many students, even ones who make the Honor roll, frequently do not achieve the scores they need the first time they take the Nelson exam. And some, unfortunately, never do.


At Complete Test Preparation, Inc., we specialize in creating study aids that are painstakingly designed to the specific test you are preparing for. Members of our team combine years of teaching experience, with experienced writers and editors, all with advanced degrees (Masters or higher)

As a result, we can offer several important benefits as you prepare to take the Nelson Denny.

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

Like any test, your degree of success on the Nelson Denny depends largely on knowing how to study for it. Now, I’m not talking about burning the candle at both ends. In fact, our goal is to have you studying less not more. Nor are we asking you to spend hundreds of dollars on study guides. Our material is available for a less than the cost of a good pair of running shoes … more on that in a moment.

Practice Makes Perfect

Amy understood the same thing that many successful Nelson Denny takers understand. The more questions you see, the more likely you are to pass the test. And between our study guide and practice tests, you’ll have over 500 practice questions that cover every category. You can fine-tune your knowledge in areas where you feel comfortable and be more efficient in improving your problem areas.

Our test has been developed by our dedicated team of experts. All the material in the study guide, including every practice question, is designed to engage the critical skills that are needed to pass the Nelson Denny Exam. They will not be the exact same questions you’ll find on the exam, but they are similar.

And like the Nelson Denny exam, the practice tests are weighted differently so you will be exposed to questions in all areas.

Yes, I Want To Do Everything I Can To Pass My Nelson Denny Test On The First Try! How Do I Get Started?

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Nelson Denny Reading Test Study Guide and Practice Tests

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You Receive:

  • Hundreds of Practice Questions
  • Answer Key with Step-by-Step Answer Key
  • Easy to follow Tutorials
  • Multiple Choice Tips and Strategies from Exam Experts
  • Self-Assessments to Identify your Strength and Weaknesses
  • How to make a Study Plan and Study Schedule
  • Practice Test Questions for Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary.
  • Over 150 bonus vocabulary questions
  • Powerful techniques for increasing your vocabulary
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Extremely thorough practice for the test.

I had to take the Nelson Denny Reading Test for a police academy. The actual test is much easier than the study guide would lead you to believe. Despite some errors in the study guide, it will thoroughly prepare you for the test.


This book was a great study guide.

Very good study help. This book gave me lots of words to learn that was very useful to pass the Nelson-Denny. I recommend this book to anyone that is not a super reader.


good to study

Lots of words for sure! Used everyday until test day and i passed


Five Stars

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Extremely thorough practice for the test.

I had to take the Nelson Denny Reading Test for a police academy. The actual test is much easier than the study guide would lead you to believe. Despite some errors in the study guide, it will thoroughly prepare you for the test.  

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Getting Started with the Nelson Denny
Nelson Denny Study Plan 8

Reading Comprehension
Self-Assessment 13
Answer Key 19
Help with Reading Comprehension 22
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 26
Main Idea and Supporting Details 24
Tips for Main Idea Questions 26
Drawing Inferences and Conclusions 27

Self-Assessment 32
Answer Key 35

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 61

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 93

How to Improve your Vocabulary
Meaning in Context 106
Answer Key 110
The Top 100 Common Vocabulary 114
Stem Words 116
Stem Words Practice Questions 126
Answer Key 129
Stem Words Practice Part II 131
Answer Key 134
Most Common Prefix 139
Prefix Practice Questions 142
Answer Key 145
Most Common Synonyms 146
Synonym Practice Questions 151
Answer Key 155
Most Common Antonyms 157
Antonym Practice Questions 159
Answer Key 162

How to Prepare for a Test
Mental Prep 166

How to Take a Test
The Basics 169
In the Test Room 171
Common Test-Taking Mistakes 176