Study Strategies and Test-Taking Tips Session Topics Study Strategies Before the Test Test-Taking Tips Exam Day Checklist CPLP Exam Screens Study Strategies Know the theories, terms, definitions, concepts, tools, and techniques from the ASTD perspective Complete the drill and practice questions at the end of each chapter in the ASTD Learning System Know why answers are right or wrong Prior to the Test Know how to find the testing facility Confirm directions Do a test drive Calculate travel time Allow time for traffic accidents and congestion Find out if there is parking nearby Test-Taking Tips READ each question slowly and carefully TWICE before answering. Eliminate answers that are obviously distracters. Always answer the question from the ASTD perspective. Watch for statements that are true, but are not the best answer for the question being asked. Test-Taking Tips Watch for absolutes: Always Never Must All Every Answer ALL questions There is no penalty for wrong answers Test-Taking Tips Watch for answers on the test that provide hints for other questions’ answers. Be careful to select the answer you meant to select. Keep your first answer unless you are certain you made a mistake. Don’t agonize. Mark your answer and move on. Test-Taking Tips Use all allotted time. Check your pace every 30 minutes You should complete a question every minute Get plenty of rest the night before the test. Eat a nutritious meal before the test. Tend to mother nature’s needs prior to entering the testing facility. The clock keeps ticking if you leave the room. Exam Day Checklist Bring to the testing center Two forms of identification A copy of the test registration confirmation email that includes the test Taker Authorization Code A pencil or pen (scratch paper is provided) Plan to arrive 20 minutes early Do not bring purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. CPLP Exam Screen CPLP Exam Results Screen Practice Exam Answers QUESTIONS?