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.
Not all areas of the EPPP are weighted the same. You can expect to see a much greater emphasis on ethics compared to statistics, for example. As a result, you want to take this into consideration when preparing for the exam.
Let’s face it. Burnout is common throughout our field. Usually, when we are talking about burnout, it is in the context of clinical work or even academic work. However, burnout can sneak up when you are preparing for exams as well!
- Each person learns information differently. As you prepare for your exam, it is helpful to identify how you learn and retain information. There are three major learning styles which include auditory, visual, and tactile. This post will explore everything you need to know about the 3 learning styles.