I bet you'd like to make the best use of your study time, maximize your review efforts, and complete the comprehensive review course and the certification exam successfully, right? If so, I recommend that you lay a solid foundation for the course by boosting your knowledge of evidence-based learning strategies and test-taking techniques by reviewing the items in the boxes below.
These videos provide practical tips about how to use the evidence from the cognitive/learning sciences to maximize the benefits of your review time. Some of the evidence-based learning strategies Dr. Chew discusses seem counterintuitive and I bet they will be surprising to you, i.e. I suspect you're NOT already doing all of them...
The link will take you to 6 short videos; you can watch all 6 videos in less than 45 minutes
While you're watching the videos, keep some notes about what's surprising, what you're already doing, and changes you plan to make based on what Dr. Chew says!
This infographic provides tips in six areas of learning science. It provides a helpful and quick follow up to Dr. Chew's videos.
As with the videos, jot down what you're already doing and what you will try doing differently based on the infographic.
You can download the infographic as a PDF file below.
Kelsey, B.M. (2017). Strategies for Studying and Test Taking. In B.M. Kelsey & J. Nagtalon-Ramos (Eds.), Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide (4th ed., pp. 1-6). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
The first chapter of the Kelsey review guide takes recognized study and test taking tips and applies them nicely to preparation for APRN comprehensive and certification exams.