I began this adventure by finding an online site that offers free practice tests, as well as an online Q-study guide. I opened the free sample test and started trying to answer questions from it. I was immediately impressed with the quality of the questions and the way they were presented. The format was easy to follow, and the response section was no different than a traditional quiz. The key to doing well on these tests is to think logically about the information given to you, rather than just answering it in short bursts. Once you start answering questions correctly, your confidence will increase, giving you greater motivation to study for the real thing.
I began taking the online quiz at least once a week and found that it was not nearly as taxing as I had anticipated. Instead of being completely overwhelmed, I actually found that I enjoyed taking the tests. The time devoted to studying for the actual test was actually cut down, since I could simply go over the online clip art and answer questions as I needed to. This freed up a great deal of time during the week, which allowed me to have more time to get away from my regular responsibilities and enjoy my studies even more.
After finishing my online coursework, I went back and took the actual test the following week. Again, I found that there was no way that I could possibly do well on these tests, so I gave up and picked up a book on traditional office practice. Again, I had no problems taking this test, but I did notice that I was getting quite fatigued right before I was about to turn in. I would suggest that if you find that you are getting tired after a few minutes of reading over an online clip art lesson, then you might want to consider taking the time to study for the test.
I also took the quiz on a Saturday instead of a Wednesday. Usually I prefer to take my Quizdex on a Wednesday, but this time I decided to take it on Saturday. I had a long day planned, so I figured that it would be easier to come to an all-day study session, rather than having to go to the library or bookstore again to pick up a bunch of books on a random topic. Besides, by studying extra on Saturday, I probably would have gotten through the material faster, since I usually have a lot more free time on that day. So I did, and I turned in the completed quiz on Saturday evening, leaving my check book with my local library employee.
I did manage to get through most of the questions on the test, and I think I did quite well, but it was a really hard part. I almost dropped the test right there when I saw the last multiple choice question. I was so excited when I realized that I was actually doing pretty well on the theory portion that I did not notice that the questions were actually quite difficult. But even then, I was not able to nail the test! But as I said before, I did manage to finish the entire quiz online, and my experience was definitely satisfying.
It took about three days total to complete my online quiz course. I purchased my textbooks online, and I spent about two hundred and fifty dollars total. I am not sure whether I saved money by taking it online, or if I would have spent the same if I had taken the course in a traditional brick-and-mortar bookstore. In the end, I am just glad that I was able to complete this test quickly and easily. If I had waited a couple more months, I am very likely to binge eat during the holiday season!
Overall, it was an awesome experience. The questions were easy to answer and provided lots of interesting information. The time spent was well worth the price. All in all, it was an awesome way to learn something new and I am very happy that I was able to complete it in a short amount of time.