September 24, 2017

Are you ready for the Phlebotomy Exam

Phlebotomy Certification Test Preparation

Congratulations! If you have made it to the exam stage of your education then you definitely deserve a pat on the back for a job well done! However, it is not over with just yet you still have to pass the exam prior to receiving your certification. Below are some tips to help you prepare for the exam (note that the below tips should be followed are merely recommended and you should follow with study methods that are right for you):

Don’t Pull an All-Nighter

What many students have a bad habit of doing the night before the exam is cramming and studying for long periods of time at once. The problem with “cramming” is that even though you may think it will help you retain information for the exam the next day this in fact can have an opposite effect by causing you to not retain any information. If you are still attending classes then try to remember to review your notes and other materials after the class while it is still fresh in your mind. Maintain your notes after each and every class; make sure that the notes are clear and concise so that when you are ready to begin studying you won’t have to waste time trying to search through scraps of paper trying to find the information you are looking for.

Prepare and Organize

Just as stated above ensure that your notes are easily accessible and easy to read. Once you are ready to begin studying pull together more than just your notes but all of your study materials including books, study guides and anything else you feel can aid you in your studying.

Stay On Track and In Order

Keep from skipping from topic to topic. Start at the basics and then make your way up from there. If you have already reviewed the definitions move on to the main concepts and leave the smaller details for last. If you have access to a practice test, take this and then review the answer and if you have questions that you got wrong or struggled on then those are the areas to start studying first.

Takes Notes to Learn

You will find that as you study, taking notes will make the process so smoother. Use a highlighter and highlight the parts in your text book that will aid you in your study and use a separate color highlighter to highlight the really important information in that color. Writing down the information is another good trick to retaining information. However, keep from writing down too much information just stick with the facts.

Take Breaks

This goes along with the first tip on the list. Keep from studying for long periods of time. Take as many breaks as you can, one 10 minute break every 1 hour to ensure that you keep from getting burned out, expand your studying time for a week or more and spread your studying time out evenly. These breaks will give your brain time to process the information and prepare it for new information.