points to remember

  1. test- taking strategies that don't work on the nclex exam (kaplan)

    *"cramming" hundreds of facts about disease processes and nursing care

    *recognizing and recalling facts rather than understanding the pathophysiology and the needs of a patient with an illness.

    *knowing who wrote the question and what is important to that instructor

    *predicting answers based on what you remember or who wrote the test question

    *selecting the response that is a different length compared to the other choices

    *selecting the answer choice that is gramatically correct

    successful test-takers
    *have a good understanding of nursing content

    *have the ability to tackle each test question with a lot of confidence because they assume that they can figure out the right answer

    *don't give up if they are unsure of the answer. they are not afraid to think about the question and the possible choices in order to select the correct answer

    *process the know-how to correctly identify the question

    *stay focused on the question


    unsuccessful test-takers
    *assume that they either know or don't know the answer to the question

    *memorize facts to the answer questions by recall or recognition

    *read the question, read the answers, read the question, and pick an answer

    *choose answer choices based on a hunch or a feeling instead of thinking carefully

    *answer quesions based on personal experience rather than nursing theory

    *give up too soon because they aren't willing to think hard about questions and answers

    *don't stay focused on the question



    goodluck! work to become a successful test taker!:wink2:
    Last edit by kathykaye on Aug 28, '06
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  3. by   echota
    Quote from kathykaye
    test- taking strategies that don't work on the nclex exam

    *"cramming" hundreds of facts about disease processes and nursing care

    *recognizing and recalling facts rather than understanding the pathophysiology and the needs of a patient with an illness.

    *knowing who wrote the question and what is important to that instructor

    *predicting answers based on what you remember or who wrote the test question

    *selecting the response that is a different length compared to the other choices

    *selecting the answer choice that is gramatically correct

    successful test-takers
    *have a good understanding of nursing content

    *have the ability to tackle each test question with a lot of confidence because they assume that they can figure out the right answer

    *don't give up if they are unsure of the answer. they are not afraid to think about the question and the possible choices in order to select the correct answer

    *process the know-how to correctly identify the question

    *stay focused on the question


    unsuccessful test-takers
    *assume that they either know or don't know the answer to the question

    *memorize facts to the answer questions by recall or recognition

    *read the question, read the answers, read the question, and pick an answer

    *choose answer choices based on a hunch or a feeling instead of thinking carefully

    *answer quesions based on personal experience rather than nursing theory

    *give up too soon because they aren't willing to think hard about questions and answers

    *don't stay focused on the question



    goodluck! work to become a successful test taker!:wink2:
    these are great information! thank you for sharing but i think you should give credit to kaplan because this was written on the kaplan review book.
  4. by   kathykaye
    thanks echota.:wink2:

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