Once you have committed to a study program with an A.D. Banker Roadmap, set a deadline to complete the course and schedule your exam, identify the study strategies that work for you, and understand how to study with a purpose. It is time to put the study plan in motion!
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Now that you have rolled up your sleeves, continue to follow the steps of your Road Map by studying the content. In addition to studying with a purpose, a big part of preparing for any exam is to assess if you are understanding and retaining the information.
1. Study the Content
Read, watch, absorb. This is the key part to your learning. Engage with the content -- sit down and focus. The better you focus and the more you absorb, the better you will perform on course exams and in turn, your state exam. You should spend most of your time absorbing content. Understanding the content is more important than memorizing questions. The better you understand the content, the better you can answer the questions, however they may be worded on your state exam.
2. Check your Knowledge
As you are working your way through the course content, it’s important to check your knowledge by answering the retention questions throughout the course. These questions are designed to assess basic knowledge on key concepts. If you feel yourself answering retention questions wrong, take a break and come back later with a clear mind.
3. Test for Comprehension
Upon completing a chapter, the online chapter exams will keep you on track as you move from chapter to chapter. The chapter exams will assess your comprehension of the entire chapter and help you understand what content you need to spend more time learning. Use exams as an assessment rather than a learning tool.
If you are not scoring well in your course exams, evaluate your weaknesses and go back into the course and study! This is critical to the learning process and will help you fill in the gaps of your knowledge.
Practice makes perfect. Sometimes you won't score well on your chapter exams on the first attempt, and that's okay. Repeat these steps, and you can expect to thrive on your state exam!