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Study Bootcamp

Exam Preparation

Best Study Strategies to Help you Do Your Best on the Test

  • Take a Practice Test to determine what you know and what you don't know. 
  • Sort the materials into chunks. Study one chunk at a time.
  • Learn your study style and study according to your style.
  • Prioritize your study time. You don't get sick time off or vacations.
  • Use available resources such as online review courses, tutors, testing apps, practice tests, or join a study bootcamp.
  • Test yourself as frequent as possible by creating flash cards, taking practice tests, or having a study buddy quiz you.




The Day Before the Test

  • Stop studying by mid afternoon
  • Eat a healthy meal
  • Do some cardio
  • Adjust your sleep schedule accordingly
  • Set multiple alarms
  • Organize materials needed for test day

The Morning of the Test

  • Dress Comfortably in layers 
  • Pack snacks and testing materials
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Arrive at the testing center thirty to sixty minutes early

At the Testing Center

  • Choose a testing space that will minimize distractions
  • Use the break time efficiently
  • Be Confident!

Test Anxiety

  • Manage your time effectively
  • Maintain Self Care
  • Use the Pomodoro Technique to Study
  • Create a Coping Plan to use during the exam
  • Be prepared for your anxiety

Learning Styles

  • Visual -- Visual learners learn best by seeing the information. They greatly benefit from images, colors, charts, graphs, and maps.


  • Auditory -- Auditory learners learn best by hearing the information. They greatly benefit from lectures, instructions explained vocally, and material read aloud.


  • Reading/Writing -- Reading/Writing learners learn best by reading and writing the information. They greatly benefit from note taking, text books, and handouts. 


  • Kinesthetic -- Kinesthetic learners learn best by touching, moving, or participating in hands-on tasks. They greatly benefit from simulations, presentations, moving around in a hands-on environment.