Two Review Sections Complete

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Study Strategy | 0 comments

Before I go on to the next section of studying, I’d like to take a look back at my strategy so far and make sure I’m headed in the right direction.

I’ve completed the review for the morning section of the CSCS exam on the topics of exercise science and sports nutrition. For each question I got wrong (plus one bonus quesiton) I did a blog post reviewing the relevant topic for a total of eleven posts. This took me approximately one month…which is pretty good given the amount of free time I have with a job and my 3.5 month old son who arrived in October plus my dad visiting from Germany!

Looking Forward

I have 16 more questions that I got wrong on the first practice exam, let’s say for the sake of argument that I could get all those done in the short month of February. I’ll then repeat the process for practice exams 2 & 3…and assuming I answer more questions correctly let’s say reviewing those exams takes another 3 months. At that rate I will be done studying at the end of May. We can do better.

I would like to get through all the practice exams by the end of March so I have a good idea where I stand, and then schedule my exam date. To do that I’m going to have to modify how I study, maybe one post per questions is too many.

Furthermore, the next section of the test involves the DVD with exercises.  During this portion of the exam, you watch an athlete complete exercises and answer questions related to those exercises.  Reviewing this in an effective manner through text on a blog might be more challenging.  I’m going to review all my incorrect questions, as well as read the relevant chapters (14, 16, and 17) and see if there are commonalities in my incorrect answers.  From there I will formulate new blog post topics.

Onward to the EXERCISE TECHNIQUE review!

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