Preparing for American Citizenship

If you are a new immigrant seeking to become an American citizen, an important responsibility in becoming an American citizen is to prepare for the naturalization test. The U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) takes great care to provide study resources designed to be as easy and accessible as possible during the transition to U.S. citizenship.

The USCIS recently released its new reading Vocabulary Flash Cards to assist immigrants with studying for the English reading portion of the naturalization test. With a primary focus on U.S. civics and history topics, these new flashcards can be used as an instructional tool for citizenship preparation, in a classroom setting for teaching, or as a resource for self-study. To help with learning, there is space on the back of each flashcard where immigrant students can practice writing the words in English or their language.

Another great resource is Preparing for The Naturalization Test: A Pocket Study Guide.   To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must pass the naturalization test. This guide will help you prepare for the naturalization test. It provides civics test questions, answers, and the reading and writing vocabulary to help you study.

These essential resources from the USCIS will help immigrants learn about U.S. history and government.

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About the author: Blogger contributor Ed Kessler is a Promotions Specialist in GPO’s Publications and Information Sales Office.

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