What if I told you that with SeeWhy Learning, you can study less and score higher on your exam? Sound too good to be true? Well, not if you understand how our study process works.
If you compare one of our study guides to the actual textbook, a few things will stand out. Specifically, you’ll find fewer pages, a bigger font, and easy-to-understand language. These features allow you to learn the core content in a fraction of the time. I’m often asked if the study guides cover everything in the course. The answer to that question is no, but that’s by design! Let’s face it: even if it were possible for you to learn and remember absolutely everything covered in a course, trying to review such a large amount of material isn’t an efficient use of your study time.
In most cases, perhaps without even realizing it, students will use their own judgement to decide how to focus their time. That approach can be disastrous, though. Students could totally miss the mark! It’s like playing a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey where you don’t even know what room the donkey is in! Fortunately, our seasoned trainers have decades of experience, are extremely familiar with course content, and are well equipped to make those judgement calls. The old saying “less is more” certainly applies to studying. By allowing a professional trainer to help you focus your studies, you’ll likely do better than a student who tries to learn everything.
Full disclosure: this focused approach may cost you some marks. But for every mark you lose, I’m confident you’ll pick up many more that you may have otherwise missed. Remember, the goal should be to pass and do well on the exam, not achieve a perfect score. In fact, our study tools are so effective that most of our Full Success Study Packages carry SeeWhy’s famous “If you don’t pass, you don’t pay” money-back guarantee (details can be found at seewhylearning.com/money-back-guarantee).
Over the years, our curriculum team has created tens of thousands of exam preparation questions. We have a knack for looking at a textbook and deciphering what content would make for a good exam question and what content would not. For instance, some concepts are basic and only allow for questions that every student would get right, which isn’t ideal. For example, virtually every student would have a gut feeling that “using a client’s resources for the advisor’s personal benefit” is unethical. Other concepts are overly complex and make for questions that virtually every student would get wrong, which isn’t ideal either. Any examiner worth his or her salt knows that a question is only effective if it can distinguish between students who did the work and those who did not. Simply put, if a specific question has a very low or very high success rate, it doesn’t satisfy that criteria and probably shouldn’t be asked.
Sure, you may get one question about that killer formula in the course, but you certainly won’t get ten. Therefore, you need to pick your battles, and our study guides will help you do that. You’ll also find that our study tools include analogies, memory aids, and even the occasional funny story to make a concept memorable. After all, it’s easier to keep your head in the books when you’re actually enjoying what you’re learning.
Reading the study guide will provide you with a solid base knowledge of the course content. But our philosophy is that a large portion of a student’s learning comes from practice, not by reading the textbook or even reviewing the SeeWhy Learning study guide. Don’t believe me? Ask an automobile mechanic how much he learned from reading manuals as compared to getting his hands dirty and actually working on a car. It’s the same principle.
That’s why SeeWhy Learning packages include exam preparation questions. Practice makes perfect, and taking a practice exam is the most critical phase of the study process. The great news is that you don’t even have to get a question right for learning to occur. After every question, our learning management system will provide you with a detailed, easy-to-understand explanation, which will either confirm or correct your understanding. For example, if I asked you what colour shirt I was wearing when I wrote this article, your initial response may be, “How the heck do I know?” But if you guessed that it was red, and I informed you it was blue, you would still learn something despite getting the question wrong. Of course, a good read of the textbook (as you would read a novel) is always a good idea to give you a fighting chance at those out-of-the-blue, or nit-picky-type questions. But you should ideally do this after you have a good handle on all of the concepts covered in the SeeWhy study tools.
For more visual learners, it gets even better! Some of our study packages include video lessons that are broken down by topic, with each video averaging five minutes or less. We find that five minutes is the perfect amount of time to learn something while dinner is in the microwave or you’re waiting for your Uber to arrive. The videos also serve as excellent companions if you keep getting a concept wrong and need a little more guidance.
I want to give you the opportunity to experience what SeeWhy Learning can do for you, which is why we’re offering our Investment Fundamentals video series for only $14.99. The mini-series, available at SeeWhyLearning.com, covers key concepts you’ll need to know, regardless of the financial industry exam you’re preparing to take. Investing in this series is a no-brainer! I also invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook, where you will find even more helpful content for free. After all, seeing is believing!