Well that didn’t go as planned. I took the post-test -the
170 question, 3 hour post-test on a Saturday morning. I got a 50%. That did not
make me feel confident at all. I went into the post-test pretty sure there was
no way I would get below a 70%. Overconfidence is not a good thing in this
studying process, apparently! I spent the rest of the weekend working on
homework and studying for the CTP, forgoing a ladies’ night out at the movies.
It is officially crunch time with eight days to go before the test.
I am starting again at the beginning, so today I went back
through modules 1 and 2. These modules are a bit like the first few chapters in
a textbook you had in high school; easy as can be but the foundation of
everything that is going to come down the line, so you better have a good
understanding of what they mean.
I have to admit, there was one thing I did not do the first
round of studying. I did not even click into the calculations section of the
learning module. Silly, yes, but I was under the impression that this section
would simply lay out what the calculations were. I was wrong - just like on 50%
of the post-test questions! There are four different problems relating to the
calculation, and they are quite useful. The repetition of doing the problems
four times helps to cement the calculation in my head. There are quite a few of
them, however, so I would recommend starting this endeavor much earlier than I
This week is going to be hectic and intense. I am planning
on studying tomorrow because it is MLK Jr. Day and I will not be working.
Tomorrow I am hoping to review modules 3 and 4.
I am also planning on taking the Friday of this week off and the Monday
before my test. Tuesday I need to finish my MBA paper for the week, Wednesday I
have class. Thursday I will get through module 5. Friday I am going to get
through module 6 and review. Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be review days
until I am comfortable. I need to ensure I do not get over confident again,
though. I am not sure what I am going to do with my husband next weekend since
I can’t sit him in front of the NFL any longer now that the Packers have lost,
but I am sure he can fend for himself! “Only eight more days,” I am telling
myself. So close. So so so close to being done!