Styles of Learning- What is YOUR Style?

Everybody is wired differently (no pun intended) therefore the way we intake information and process it is also different.  Some people learn best by trial and error, in a class setting, one on one or solo with books and software.  We all learned the hard way in our industry trial by error isn't always the safest way to go.  When it comes to studying for our industry's exam it's best to avoid trial and error, not only will it waste your time and money but it just doesn't work.

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Seminars are great for the guys who learn best in group settings, have a visual, auditory or Kinesthetic learning style.  A visual learner learns best through what they see.  They learn best when they use graphical ways to represent what they are studying. They prefer it when information is represented in diagrams or graphs.  The auditory learner learns best while they are actively listening. They much prefer to ingest information through audio or video clips, or by discussing a topic.  They don’t need to take down every single note but learn greatly by listening intently.  Since in live seminars you get to practice with real-life PSI exam test questions, the Kinesthetic learner learns best when they are actually doing activities that involve participation. 


Software and home study programs are great for people who are extremely disciplined and can take the time and effort to lock themselves in a room and get cracking.  The best type of learners is the “read & write” learners, (traditional studiers).  These learners are great at taking notes and learn best by reading their notes or the material from the books.Study smart not hard


Whatever your type of prepping is, we have the solution for you.  If you have taken the exam multiple times and failed by a few points, let me tell you that we know the frustration you feel.  There is no right or wrong or only way to study and prep for the exam.  Find YOUR learning style and use that help you get ready for the PSI Exam.  Most people have a mix of learning types and that is ok too, the point is to find what works the best for you so you can benefit from any of the methods you choose to use.

Take a quiz to see what your learning style is

When Taking the Exam, Ask Yourself These Questions:

  1. How long is the test? How much time will I have to complete the test?
  2. How many questions are there?
  3. What is the point value of each question?

Successful Test-Taking Strategies During the PSI Exam

  1. Answer the questions you know first.
  2. Answer the rest of the questions making sure the exam is complete before you turn it in.
  3. Re-read your answers carefully.
  4. Learn from your incorrect answers.  Review your score report and study the failed subject areas in more detail


General Guidelines

Be ready.

Test yourself to be sure you know the material.

Be rested.

All-nighters cause more problems than they solve.

Be fed.

You need to be alert.  Eat a light breakfast or lunch.

Be positive.

Say "I'll do my best" rather than "I can't do this."

Be on time.

Give yourself a chance to settle down.

Be calm.

Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths to reduce anxiety.

Be systematic.

Look over the test.  Budget your time.  Read directions carefully.

Be focused.

Read items carefully.  Spend time on what you can answer.

Be logical.

Use the time you are given.  Review your work before leaving.




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