TEST BANKS AND SOLUTION MANUALS: WHAT YOU NEED TO GET EXAM READY Whether you are a student studying for finals or a young graduate preparing for your licensure exam it cannot be denied that you seek the comfort of a dependable study reference and a well-planned study schedule. It is common for students to rely on textbooks and countless other reference materials to get that confidence level required to feel prepared for a test. The surmounting pressure is often enough to mangle your nerves. However there are many ways to prepare one’s self for an exam and although textbooks and school reference materials are a student’s main armaments for exams it cannot be denied that these provisions contain too much information and are time-consuming to sift through. It may prove difficult to wade through a ton of facts or to understand concepts and weed out important details for memory when they are lost in the volume of data contained in textbooks. Thankfully there is an easier and more applicable alternative to studying in the form of Test Banks and Solution Manuals. Test Banks and Solution Manuals are the answers to bridging the gap between bulk information and the essential must-knows of any given topic. Let’s explain how these two work and how they can be used to your advantage.
First we need to understand what Test Banks and Solution Manuals are. Test Banks, as the term implies, refer to a set of prepared questions that usually tests common, basic or vital knowledge of any given field. It covers all possible questions and even throws in off-tangent questions so that you will be prepared to expect even the unexpected. As a study tool it helps assess what you already know and also brings into light the things you need to know. In other words it helps you come to terms with your strengths and weaknesses and by doing so help you focus on the areas that need improvement. Test Banks also help give an overview of what type of questions to expect in the exam or how they may be stated (multiple choice, true or false, identification etc.). It will give you an overall feel of what it may be like to take the actual test and will help you form strategies on how to approach each question. Practicing on Test Banks helps your brain adapt to the exam scenario. Solution Manuals are basically the compliment to your Test Banks. Much like a study aid it contains all the answers or solutions that were part of the latter. Solution manuals will help students understand why a certain answer was wrong or correct and will give tips on how to understand what answers certain questions are looking for. Exams are tricky and many a time students come face to face with questions that seem to look easy and get confused when the answers are complex or are not what they initially assumed them to be. Solution Manuals help explain certain exam items that have a similar tactic. They will also guide you on what specific details or information to read about on a given exam topic by outlining how each answer was derived. By using Solution Manuals alongside Test Banks you are helping your brain condense volumes of crucial information.
Having laid this out it is important to note that while Test Banks and Solution Manuals make studying volumes easier they are not by any means a replacement of the standard textbooks and other comprehensive reference materials. Your solid foundation relies on your basic understanding of the subject contents in your books. What the Test Bank and Solution Manuals do is basically help you cover as many important topics in as little time possible and help you mentally prepare to face your test paper. These study tools help you get the best out of your study time and brings all necessary and relevant information into one cohesive bundle that tests how well you understand concepts from different angles. They are also relatively inexpensive and worth investing for the advantages they bring. Can you do without these study aids? Sure you can, but you will spend more time studying without confidence as to what types of questions to expect and will miss out on the opportunity of properly assessing where you stand exam-wise. Of course at the end of the day there is no substitute for hard work, but a bit of extra help never hurts anyone.
Published on Dec 4, 2013
Whether you are a student studying for finals or a young graduate preparing for your licensure exam it cannot be denied that you seek the co...