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Studying before a prep class

Studying before a prep class
« on: August 01, 2007, 11:41:22 AM »
Hey All,

I will soon be taking a prep class. I am nervous about studying and taking practice tests because I don't want to overtest and maybe learn things "the wrong way". Is my concern valid?



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Re: Studying before a prep class
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 12:51:11 PM »
I don't think you can overtest unless you're worried about burnout.  Most classes offer 4-6 proctored tests, which isn't a whole lot.

As far as learning things "the wrong way," I just hope you did your homework finding out how competent/experienced the instructor is and how his/her results have been.

Re: Studying before a prep class
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 03:12:33 PM »
I have the same concerns.

I don't want to rely solely on a prep course for preparing myself and want to definitely get in some studying time on my own. Does anyone recommend taking a prep course several months before you plan on taking the test so you have time to improve beyond the prep course? In other words, is it recommended to use the prep course as the "background" for getting introduced to the material, and then taking time afterwards to study on your own?