Tip 1: How to study for the written test. Get a question and answer book (we have a preference for ASA as the supplement is same as would get in actual testing, a highlighter and a pad of sticky notes. Read the explanation at the beginning of each topic. Read the question and highlight the correct answer. DO NOT READ THE INCORRECT ANSWERS. You can highlight before you start reading but only read the question and correct answers. Then you can try to understand how they got that answer. If you do not understand the material, mark the page with the sticky note and move on. Get someone to help you with the problem areas. You may be able to understand some topics by reading additional material, watching DVDs or other independent study. Instead of trying to read or study all the books, use them more like an encyclopedia. Find the topic you need help with and concentrate on just what you need to answer the question. If you find some of the material interesting, then keep on reading but trying to absorb all the material is impossible and can be so frustrating. Same thing with videos. If you enjoy them, watch them. If they put you to sleep, then just try to watch the segments that relate to what you need. At some point, a lot of the material will start to make more sense and it won’t be so overwhelming. Once you have gone through the book, you can start taking online practice tests. (http://www.sportys.com/studybuddy ). Keep notes of your weak areas and get some explanations. When you are consistently making 80 or better ( We say 85 or better 3 time in a row) then you can go take the actual test. Several questions or even material is outdated or the answer choices and map not to proper scale can make for confusion and frustration! Ask us and we will help you through them! Tip 2: for the Instrument written. The above tips work, but get to know the supplement book as often many questions can be answered even though the question did not refer you to the supplement. Again we still prefer the ASA book. and if you have bought the cd or app, you can often buy the supplement and use and may find it easier than trying to switch back an forth between screens or such, plus get to use our method of looking at the supplement for answers or information leading to answers!