From a Successful Level 6 Student:
Study grammar resources
|Learn how the test operates
in order to be successful. It puts emphasis on memorization, not comprehension and original ideas. In the writing portion (included only in upper level HSK), you must rewrite the provided story as identically to the original as possible once it has been removed. Do not summarize or offer any of your own ideas- the goal is to copy from memory. Pay attention to small details like names and numbers. The texts intentionally include many of these; retaining them in your copy of the story improves your score.
|Use a Chinese point of view
because the HSK is heavily influenced by Chinese culture and ideology.
|Training classes are a must
because they provide you with the content of the HSK and help you develop essential testing skills. Based on personal experience, I recommend Beijing Global Village School.
This language guide was created with research and design by KU linguistic anthropology graduate student, Laura Searcy.