The Final Lap, Update 3/3

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Exam Preparation | 0 comments

Well, I have three days left to study before I take the exam on Monday.

 

Here are some quick tips:

  • Starting a blog to catalog your studying process is not a very efficient way to study, however it is a good way to hold yourself accountable to finally finishing
  • Don’t wait until a few days before the exam to take practice exam 3, I was greeted with a few of the answers only being provided for in the NSCA’s Guide to Personal training….a manual I do not own and can’t do anything about at the moment.
  • Spend some time familiarizing yourself with average values for all the testing evaluations.  For example, what is a 50th percentile value for a 16-18 yo high school football athlete in the squat?  I think it’s in the range of 330lbs or so.  Knowing facts like these for each test (T-Test, Hexagon Test, YMCA bench press, etc.) will help answer some of the questions.

In other news, I passed practice exam #3 with a 50/64.  Some of the questions I didn’t know, so I didn’t even guess because I wanted to know which ones I didn’t know vs. which ones I thought I knew and got wrong.  After spending this amount of money and time preparing, I want to get this exam first try, so a 50/64 is a little too close for my comfort.

Fortunately I have a weekend to put my head down and study.  On that note I’m going to stop blabbing on this blog and get to it.  Next post will be my exam results!

 

Cheers,
Julian

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