Success or Failure
(I'm Artistically disabled)
I'm posting this for all the students I know occasionally read this blog.
I've been studying my big tail off this past week for the NCLEX.
I'm using 2 methods. The Kaplan, for which I paid $350 for the online quizzers, the 4 day course and book.
Also I'm using the Saunders, which cost me $50 at Barnes and noble and came with a CD with a study guide and quizzer.
Now According tothe Kaplan, I'm doing TERRIBLE. I'm passing the quizzes at 60-70%. (Still passing in the NCLEX world)
According to the Saunders, I'm doing FABULOUS, passing the quizzes at about 85-90% rate.
So how do I judge how prepared I am for the boards?
Not that it actually matters, I will not re-schedule again. I am taking this thing come hell and high water and no entity on earth will keep me from getting this thing over with.
Now going by websites and hearsay, I have heard that the Saunders was a better way to study for the boards. I regret giving my money to Kaplan. (see previous post)
The Saunders quizzes make more sense, the ones I get wrong make sense after reading the explanation.
The Kaplan ones I get wrong, I could argue and win and I don't think their methods of "testing strategy" alone is gonna get me to pass. You still have to have that knowledge.
So anyhoo, that's my vent. I'm sure I'll be fine. I'm not panicking .....Yet.
After all, No one from my graduating class has failed yet, even the handful I thought might fail has already sent out the announcement that they have passed. I had better grades then them.
The odds are in my favor, right?
Listening to: KT Tungstall "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree"