Monday, August 22, 2016

12 Citizenship Study Tips from US CITIZENSHIP BOOTCAMP

12 Citizenship Study Tips from US CITIZENSHIP BOOTCAMP   
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01. The USCIS N-400: Download the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization from Fill it out. (Don't fill in your SSN on your practice copy). Study the questions, the key vocabulary, and your answers.

02. USCIS Social Media: Follow and on Facebook and Twitter.

03. The USCIS Citizenship Resource Center: Try all of the USCIS English and Civics tests resources at

04. Flash Cards: Download the USCIS Civics and English flash cards. Review the citizenship vocabulary sets on Quizlet.

05. Videos: Check out the new USCIS: Civics Playlist which has one video for each question. Follow-up by watching all the videos and take all the quizzes from Preparing for the Oath. Also look for videos of mock citizenship interviews on YouTube.

06. Study-Buddy: Find a "study-buddy." Meet regularly. If you can't meet in person, use Skype or Facetime for 15 minutes every day. Ask each other the N-400 and civics questions.

07. Citizenship Class: Go to a citizenship class at your local adult school, library, church, or community center. If there is no class, start a self-study group. Students learn more by talking and working with each other.

08. Online Classes via your Library Card: Ask your local library for access to subscription databases that offer free online Citizenship classes via your library card. For example: Pronunciator's ProCitizen is similar to Preparing for the Oath; and Learning Express has Citizenship Classes in English and Spanish. Be careful: these online classes focus on the civics questions and you must also learn about the N-400.

09. Family Literacy: Check out age-appropriate books and DVDs from the library about US history and civics and read or watch them with your kids. For adult and children’s books about the naturalization process, see SCCL’s Citizenship Resources.

10. Family Fun: Take your kids to National Parks and local historical sites. While visiting the parks, look for Geocache treasures or Pokémon Go critters. Extend the fun by putting together jigsaw puzzles which feature great American landmarks such as the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, or maps of the Fifty States.

11. More English! If you need more help with your English, check out the resources on VOA Learning English, Cambridge Ventures Arcade, or the uscitizenpod's Citizenship Resources. Or sign up for an ESL or English conversation class.

12. US Citizenship Podcast: Check out my blog at every day for new citizenship resources. You can also download the free US Citizenship Podcast app for iPhone/iPad: or Android: or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes: and most importantly, practice the dialogues in this book.

--excerpt from US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview by Jennifer Gagliardi (Author)

US Citizenship Bootcamp is available from:
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Good Luck! I know that you will be a great American Citizen!

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