Although no one wants to admit it, everyone at this academic level has done it. There has come a time on an exam where you just simply did not know the answer. Even on a multiple-choice format, where you know the correct answer is looking right at you, you still cannot seem to single it out. Licensure exams rely very heavily on a multiple-choice format. As such, the AATBS team thought it would be beneficial to go over the best strategies for picking the correct answer even when you are not entirely sure which the correct answer may be.
For most testing programs, an assessment exam is the first step in your study plan. Some find this to be silly, stating “why would I take an assessment exam when I haven’t even started studying?” Arguably, the assessment exam is the most important tool to prepare for the EPPP. An assessment exam provides you with a framework for how to structure your study plan. It gives you a sense of where you are at in terms of your starting point and how much time you should reasonably allocate towards preparing for the exam. Finally, it allows you your first exposure to what you might come to expect when sitting down to take the exam.
It is finally that time of year: the sun is shining, birds are chirping, kids are out from school and you…are stuck inside studying. Summer can be a natural time for many people to study for their licensure, especially those working as school psychologists or teaching in universities. It can also be a time for weddings, vacations, family reunions and a lot of distractors as well. So here are a few tips to combat those summer study blues:
Depending on the shift in your schedule, you may find yourself with either more time or less time to study than you did during the summer. A successful transition back into routine takes planning, prioritizing, and consistency. Use these avenues to achieve your goal of passing your licensure exam before the holidays!