Type or paste a DOI name into the text box. I decided to come up with a few pointers so you’ll go in ready for war like FDR and rock the test on essentials of understanding psychology 9th edition pdf download first try. This guide will be to your exam success what his mojo is to Austin Powers’ ability to be the international shag-master that he is. North America, this is the one cert you need to get.
However, having passed it lets prospective employees and organizations know you’ve actually taken the time to study your field and have at least a rudimentary base of strength and conditioning principles down. This means that you could know nothing about teaching a beginner how to perform a barbell squat yet still pass with flying colors – a glaring flaw, yes, but that’s not the topic of discussion here today. Now there’s an off chance that the examiner is gay and finds you inexplicably hot, letting you pass without taking the test. In that case, I salute you and wish you all the best with your glamorous career change into male modeling. You’re a better man than I am. But that better not be the horse you bank on riding on exam day. NSCA store on various items – most notably, the CSCS exam fee and study materials.
If you already have the 3rd edition, you won’t need the 4th. So what’s the difference between the 3rd and 4th edition? You could very likely pass the CSCS exam having studied the 3rd edition of the book. Why do I recommend 90 days of study time when it takes a quarter of that to read the book? There will always be days when you don’t have the desire to study or something else comes up in life. So these built-in “off days” take care of that instead of getting overwhelmed with the amount of new knowledge needed to gather in a short time span, and having to try and catch up when days suddenly start running out as the exam date nears.
If you find yourself in a pinch, you could shorten the study period to two months. In that case, you should shoot for reading one chapter in the morning and one in the evening. I’m sure people exist who could breeze through the exam with minimal preparation. Most of us are not those people. So take the time to study. On the other hand, I don’t want you to think that you need to study any longer than that just for studying’s sake.
Think of the exam prep like a 2 a. I’ve provided as long as you study smart and follow the tips provided in this article. You’ll notice which topics require a thorough understanding and which are more of the “good to know but not crucial” variety. Hint: program design is covered in great detail whereas the chapter on the psychology of athletic preparation and performance is rather short – guess which section was heavily represented in the real exam?
The second time you read the book is when you want to unleash your inner John Nash and go full throttle on that beauty. The practice tests that you’ll be taking later ensure that further specifics will get covered even if you haven’t got all the details down just yet. You can find a few practice questions at the end of each chapter on the specific topic just covered. Answer these but resist the urge to check how many you got right. At the time I took the test last year, there were only three practice exams in the NSCA Shop.
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The real exam will be a lot harder. It took me three tries to get there but it got me used to the format of the test and forced me to become efficient with managing my time spent on each specific question. Time flies during the actual exam, so it also makes sense to keep an eye on how long it takes you to answer each question on average during this trial run. When you’re finished with a practice exam, it’s time to tally up the score and see how you fared. Instead, you’ll go back to the textbook and read through the corresponding chapter until you find the exact answer. Why am I advocating this method?
Because this is active learning, which forces you to find an answer to a dilemma on your own. So now the onus is on YOU to find the answer instead of it being passively spoon-fed to you. When you discover the answer on your own, you’ll remember it longer. Then, whenever a similar question about the same topic comes up, you’ll be able to immediately access that “stored” image in your mind, making answering questions on that topic relatively easier.