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Writing Center Services

Test Prep Sessions

Test Prep Sessions

The Writing Center offers one-on-one, 45-minute appointments for students seeking help with test prep in the ATI TEAS Reading and English sections and the FTCE GKT Essay and Reading sections. Students may schedule up to three appointments each week. Students' individual strengths and weaknesses are examined and a study plan is devised. Since sessions are tailored to the individual needs of the learner, they may cover multiple content areas in one session.

What can you expect in a test prep session?

  • TEAS Reading and English and GKT Reading: Students can expect to work one-on-one with a tutor to evaluate what areas the student could focus on improving. A unique plan will then be developed for the student to approach these improvements in on-going sessions with the Writing Center. 

  • GKT Essay: Students may complete a practice essay session by scheduling an appointment with the Writing Center. Students will be given a sample prompt in a test-like environment. Following their timed writing session, they can schedule a follow-up appointment with the Writing Center to discuss their essay.

How can you schedule a test prep session?

  • Appointments can be scheduled through our live chat, by emailing, or calling 386.506.3297 during open business hours.

GKT Workshop Details

GKT Workshops 

In collaboration with the Academic Support Center


The Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) General Knowledge Test (GKT) is a required element for teachers who wish to obtain a Florida Teaching Certificate. Many bachelor's level education programs have made the GKT an entrance requirement.

This test is composed of four subtests:

  • Essay.
  • English Language Skills.
  • Mathematics.
  • Reading.

GKT Test Preparation Workshops:

These content specific workshops are offered preceding program deadlines for the Bachelor of Science in Education at Daytona State College. Each workshop is designed and facilitated by content-area experts from the Academic Support Center or Writing Center. Students must register in advance, as there is a high demand for these workshops, and they reach capacity quickly.

Virtual GKT Workshops:

These workshops consist of preparatory review materials in video or screen cast format (links are listed below) and a live virtual Q&A session for each section of the exam. Please make sure to review all preparatory materials and come to the Q&A session with your questions.

Virtual Preparatory Review Materials 

Online Q&A Sessions

Q&A sessions are scheduled throughout the year and will be updated here as available. Links to the online meeting spaces will be emailed to you when you register.

Accessing Practice Tests for the GKT:

The DSC library has a database full of practice exams and review materials. Please check out this quick video showing how to use PrepStep to access GKT practice exams.