Written By Guest Blogger Chris V.
I think I figured out the missing element in my EA Exam study plan today. I had been avoiding the book until today. I had just been utilizing the multiple-choice tests, the audios, and the knowledge transfer outlines. I had assumed that the material in the book, especially the study questions, would be redundant and that I would not need to utilize them. As a result, I have had to take the tests 2-3 times to get the material down and feel confident that I could move on to the next study unit. I have tweaked my study process to include reviewing the printed material and it seems to be helping.
I will try this plan for a while and see if I can bring my scores up to the 80-85% range. The new plan is to take multiple-choice quiz 1, watch the audiovisual presentation, review the printed material for each subunit, study the practice questions in the book, take the multiple-choice test, review weak areas identified by the True/False test, and then take multiple-choice quiz 2.
Hopefully, I can score better than I have been. It has been discouraging to get scores less than a 75% on multiple-choice quiz 2 and have to go to the Test Prep Software for even more repeated attempts.
Another strategy I am going to try this weekend is to spend most of my time reviewing already completed subunits using the test prep software. I will spend my time during the week completing new units and the weekend reviewing all the subunits I have completed. I hope this will help me retain the information until I get my first test scheduled in the next month or so.
Good luck and happy studying this week!