Written By Guest Blogger Shelley C.
I am welcoming the fall colors in my area and am looking forward to a cup of warm soup and a good book. The good book just happens to be my EA exam book! I can’t say it’s as stimulating as some books I have read, but I am hoping for a happy ending! I continue to go through the study questions, and I am keeping my flashcards nearby. This is helping to boost my confidence because the areas I need help on are written down for future reference. I have a tendency to rush through the questions as they become more familiar to me. I caution you to not do this.
I have found that one word in the question will sometimes make the difference in selecting the correct answer. I also think that this is great practice for the test. I was reviewing a math test with my 16-year-old daughter the other day. She is taking Pre-Calculus and didn’t do as well as she would have liked. There were only two questions on the test. As we evaluated the test, it was evident that she did not understand one concept. That one concept was used over and over again in the two questions. I think something similar to this will happen on the EA exam. Although there will be 100 questions, the same concept will likely be repeated in more than one question. The challenge for me is to recognize what concepts I don’t understand, straighten out my understanding of that concept, and then re-test my knowledge. I’m grateful that Gleim has a large data bank of test questions, which give me lots of chances to come at the concepts from many different angles.