The first thing a student must do to prepare for a testing is make a critical assessment of his or her Taekwondo status. This should be done with the assistance of the instructor.
Assess your current status
Look at other students who began training at the same time as you. How do you compare? How do you compare with other students of your present rank? Ask your instructor how you are doing?
Assess your strengths
Identify your strengths and build on them. Identify your weaknesses and deal with them, either by trying to improve them or by working around them.
Assess your expectations
How quickly do you expect to advance in the belt system? How high do you expect to advance in the belt system? (The minimum time in rank requirements of your organization will affect the proceeding two questions) How hard are you willing to training?
Assess your time
How much time are you able to devote to training? How much time are you willing to devote to training? Due to family, work, health, or other considerations, at what points in time could you reasonably expect to ready for promotions.
Set goals that take your current status, abilities, expectations, and time into consideration. Do not set goals that exceed these considerations or you will fail to reach them.
Monitor your progress
Each week/month assess your progress at achieving your goals. Make adjustments as necessary. Only lower your goals as a last resort. Reassessment
Make periodic reassessments of your Taekwondo status.