Study Advice from The Institutes Content Team

May 25, 2022

Video Transcript

Speakers: Doug Froggat, CPCU, Senior Director of Content Development Strategy, The Institutes. Beth Illian, CPCU, AINS, AIS, Managing Director of Content Development, The Institutes

Tip #1: Register Early to Hold Yourself Accountable!

Beth Illian, CPCU, AINS, AIS: My study advice for students is to create a schedule. When you purchase a course, go ahead and register for the exam to hold yourself accountable and have a goal that you're working towards.

Tip #2: Focus on the Educational Objective

Doug Froggat, CPCU: Focus on the educational objective associated with a particular learning object in an assignment and ask yourself, when you're done reading, when you're done studying, can I do this educational objective? Is this something that I would be able to do if I had to right now? I think that if you can honestly answer yes to that question that you're well on your way to a successful experience. um it's not so much about memorizing

Tip #3: Master Each Assignment

Beth Illian, CPCU, AINS, AIS: towards. I would also recommend really mastering the content in each assignment before you move on to that full course quiz or particularly the simulated exam. I would suggest trying to get at least a B on each assignment level quiz before you move forward. That said, if you're really struggling with a particular assignment, just move on and come back to it. Go ahead and go to the next assignment, come back to it in a week or two, and maybe you will be able in the meantime to get some help from fellow students, on The Institute's social networks, or from a colleague that you work with. That will help make that material click for you.

Tip #4: Go Beyond Memorization

Doug Froggat, CPCU: It's not so much about memorizing as it is about doing. And I think that's an overarching goal of our content development strategy in general, is to teach people how to do things, how to up-skill, and how to succeed in their careers. And so, taking the exam really isn't any different from that. If you can do the things that we're trying to teach you how to do, then you'll do well on the exam.

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