One method I highly suggest you take my HESI exam for Radiology is to take practice tests. Not all states have these exams so you might not know how to take them correctly. There are many great websites that offer practice tests and even some practice questionnaires. I highly recommend finding a high quality website and using it to get a few practice tests before you take your official HESI exam.
I think the second way you should prepare is to do some research on the subject matter. I can’t tell you how much information you will find online, but if you search Google you’ll be very surprised at what you find. The best way to get as much information as possible is to use an Internet search engine. I use Google because it’s very simple and they let you do a search from their homepage. All you do is type in keywords related to the test you want to take and then you will get results that have information on the topic. This is probably the fastest and most efficient way to gather information on the subject matter you are studying for the exam.
Lastly, it’s always a good idea to review with your teachers, previous professors and anyone else who have taken an exam similar to this one. You may not feel you need to ask them this, but if you have a review session before you take the actual test, it will really make your life easier. There is no better way to learn an exam than by taking actual practice tests. So, if there are some areas that you aren’t too sure about, review whatever information you can. Who knows, it might save you the time of having to take more tests!
Before you start reviewing, you should sit down and write down all the questions that you know the correct answers to. Write them in the order in which they should be answered. Most people try to do their review in chronological order, but the key thing is to do it in the order in which you know you are going to answer the question. This way, you don’t spend time trying to remember why you wrote that way or why you missed it. The time spent looking for the right answer could have been spent answering the easier questions!
One way to review is to do a short flash presentation. It’s as simple as showing a picture or a short video and explaining why the information is important to you. People always love it when they see someone who has taken the time to do a review, even if it’s just to get ahead on the exam. This shows a dedication to excellence and will show that you understand what you are talking about and you are serious about passing the exam.
Another method to review is to do practice tests. These tests usually last about an hour and will give you a good idea as to how the test will go. By doing these practice tests, you will get used to the format and pace of the exam. It will also give you a good idea as to how much time you have to answer questions and how much time you have to prepare for the actual test.
If you know you need to study, take some time and make sure you understand everything you read. Spend time reviewing all the material you learned. Spend a couple of hours answering practice questions until you feel confident in your knowledge and ability to answer real questions. Practice makes perfect, so take some time today and review. You’ll be glad you did.