By Brian Scheibe
So, you got a CD with your study guide, and it might seem unclear what the material from the CD is. Is it a study guide, a book review, or a practice exam? Let’s start with trying to define the features of each so that we can then compare them.
- Study Guide – covers all of the published concepts that could appear on a live exam
- Book Review – reviews topics covered by each chapter of the book
- Practice Exam – covers topics and concepts you are likely to see on the live exam in a way that simulates the actual exam
Now that you know what the material might be, how can you determine which you have? Well one way is to consider how the material is presented. Logically if you can sort the questions by chapter on the CD, it is a book review. If you can sort the CD by concept or topic, it is either a study guide or a practice exam.