Quote from Bala Shark
I graduated in May 24, 2006..My test is on August 14..So far, I have read Saunders and I am 25% done..I am also doing the CD questions, maybe 30 questions a day at the most..I know that I am lagging behind but it seems like I cannot get into the study mode..I will start picking up the pace in studying thou.
It can be hard to remain in study mode once school is over because there is no resource to ask questions anymore...you are on your own. As long as you are doing questions, that is fine; I'd say. NCLEX in most cases is nowhere near what any of us expected, there is no way to tell what they will ask, where they are coming from. I can actually say that there is no real preparation for it, in a sense. It is primarily critical thinking, and if you are keeping your mind in that mode, that may be all you need.
I practiced 150-300 questions per day, as well as read the comprehensive study guides backwards and forwards, and my experience was that the exam didn't ask any questions I recognized, per se. I still passed at 85 questions, and now, I think that I drove myself crazy for nothing. I assume that all of those questions helped me somehow with the thought process. And, it was at a point during NCLEX that I said "This answer is so INSANE that this must be what they want me to say...there is no way I would have done this on my own". Weird, isn't it??