I didnt read all the chapters. I'd by a second hand study guide. I prefer the Chancellors. I would print the content guide off of Excelsior's sight and then print the notes (Lisa's notes)and the SETH test from the yahoo group file. The only textbook I had was the Fundamentals of Nursing one.
1. I would compare the Notes and the Chancellor's guide with the Excelsior's content guide. If information was missing or incomplete then I would look for it in the textbook and update the notes.
2. Then I would read the Chancellor's guide one time and do the quizzes at the end of the chapters. Plus read and update the notes.
3.Then I'd take the SETH Test. Whether I got the answer right or wrong I would use the notes and the study guide to find the rationals. If I couldnt find a rational in my notes or the study guide I would look it up in the textbook and update the notes. I would then repeat the SETH test once or twice more until I had the answers and rationals practically memorized.
4. After that I would take the practice test in the back of the Chancellor's study guide. And just like the SETH test I would look up the rationals in my notes and my study guide. If information was missing, I'd find it in the text and update my notes. I would repeat the test until I had a good grip on the information.
5. By now you should have very good notes to review. I'd then read my notes and the study guide again. If you need more practice tests, Excelsior sells them.
6. In the end you should know the information pretty well. I would continue to read my notes periodically until I took the actual test.
Depending on the amount of information for the test, it would take me about 2 weeks to study. I made all As and Bs. I'm sure someone has an easier way. But this system worked for me. Good luck.