Just curious as to what test all of you took. One school I am applying to does one test and the other makes you take the other. I think there is a conspiracy to make me insane.
What book did you use (if any) to study for the NLN?! Any light you can shed would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Dec 5, '06
I took the NET. I didn't think it was that bad-- just spent a good bit of time doing the practice math questions. I didn't prepare much for the reading-- I am a few credits short of a Masters in History which required alot of reading--I was a little lazy and winged that part and really concentrated on the math (not my strong suit). I just found out today that I was accepted to my program. Although I ended up doing much better in the math than the reading (go figure)-- I probably would have done better in the reading if I had been better prepared.
My NET test did not have any science. Just Math and Reading Comp. There was also a section on test taking strategies and personalities, but they were not used for admission.
Last edit by WestWingFan on Dec 5, '06
Dec 6, '06
I remember being asked alot of questions on whether I liked studying in groups or on my own. I'm trying to think. I remember being asked questions about whether I learned more from lecture or from text book. If having things written for me help me-- which was true for me because I'm a visual learner (I used to be a teacher, so this was easy for me as I'm pretty aware of my own learning style) There were not any right or wrong questions-- they just want to know what type of learner you are (I believe). According to my net guide it is actually called the Academic Learning Style Section (as opposed to study skills). Then there is the stress level profile-- They wanted to know how you dealt with stress-- and also alot about your personal life---- do you need this job because of financial problems? Alot of questions that seemed to try and find out if you're having personal problems, and how you deal with stress at work.
Do you have the study guide??? I'd be happy to send you mine. It's of no use to me now. You can private message with your address if you want me to mail it to you. I can understand being leary of giving your address on the internet though. If you don't want mine (and I totally understand about not wanting to give out info) There is one website that sells this book-- I can try and look through my history section on the computer and find it for you if you don't have it.
Last edit by WestWingFan on Dec 6, '06