Thursday, April 14, 2011



Knock out the stupid answers. Many multiple choice questions on the NCLEX have at least one wild-card answer that looks nothing like any of the others and couldn't be right in a hundred years. Anyone that's a bit familiar with the content of the exam won't choose it. Cross that one out first.

Knock out the answer that's "almost" right. Examiners know that some people will look at the question, have a quick think and look for the answer that's in the ball-park. That's why they include an answer choice that's only half-right. Half-right is WRONG and it's a "trick" answer put in to fool you. Find that answer and cross it out next.
Spot two answers that look similar. By now, your options should include two choices that look very similar. One of those answers is right. The other is almost-right.

This is the real trick to multiple choice questions on the NCLEX test: every right answer has a wrong answer that looks almost exactly like it. If the answer you're thinking about
choosing doesn't have a partner like this, it's probably wrong. When you spot two answers that look very similar, one of them is likely to be the right one.

When you've got these two answer choices in hand, you've got a 50 percent chance of picking the right one. And that's already a good start. This doubles your probability of
getting the correct answer and a passing NCLEX score even if you're not 100% prepared or know all the answers.

Determine in advance how much time to spend each day studying. Do this by taking into account your work or school schedule, family commitments, etc.

Now is not the time for a lot of "extracurricular" activities like going camping, seeing movies, or going shopping. Save these for the after-exam celebration.

You need to allocate at least two hours per day of study time, but based on your self-analysis and how much time you have before the test, you may need to do more.

Once you have a daily time allotted, pick a fixed study time each day and stick to it. This isn't always possible, but the more consistent your study is, the more effective it'll be.

Have a specific place to study. A dedicated study area helps keep you organized and puts your mind in "study mode" because you associate the location with the specific task of studying. You'll get more done and your study time will be more effective.

Now you're ready to really hit it. Then, I tell you HOW TO REALLY HIT IT Hard!

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