As I am sure we are all aware, this year has been quite challenging for all of us. Whether you are a young mom attempting to teach your kids at the dining room table or recently struggling with a job loss, grief, or a recent COVID diagnosis, studying during this time presents its own unique challenges. The EPPP is a difficult exam that requires sufficient time and preparation. For many, just the thought of studying for this exam might be met with overwhelming feelings. If you are planning to take the EPPP in the next few months, here are just a few things to consider:
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.
Lifespan Development is a huge domain full of an incredibly large amount of information. It is also a Category B domain meaning that the material is emphasized on the EPPP. If you look at your Lifespan Development study materials, you’ll quickly notice that it’s a thick book of material compared to other domains required for review. Take your time reviewing Lifespan because it can encompass material in Biological Bases of Behavior, Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior, and Assessment and Diagnosis. Understand test taking strategies that will help you to remember all of the developmental stages, including concept maps, mnemonics, and chunking the material. Questions on the exam for this area tend to be fairly detailed but also straightforward.
You made it! One week before the exam. You have been studying for months and finally have made it to the home stretch. Although it feels good to know you’re almost at the finish line, don’t stop pushing just yet! There is still a lot to take care of in the last week before the exam. We have compiled a little list to help you sort out what you need to focus on during this last week!