As the end of the year is fast approaching, we would like to provide our current and future students with some effective ways to stay motivated so that you can enter 2022 with renewed hope and energy to conquer the NBCOT® exam. (more…)
You may have already noticed the increased mention of mindfulness in blogs and articles mentioning the benefits of this concept to help reduce pain and anxiety and improve quality of life.
Are you currently studying for the NBCOT® exam?
Being able to read NBCOT® study guides and take notes from NBCOT® exam prep books can certainly be useful when preparing for taking the exam.
However, this traditional process can also be quite tedious and could not be very beneficial especially since you are nor allowed to review your incorrect answers when using the NBCOT® study guide .
1. START STUDYING EARLY
You may be trying to avoid studying for the OT exam for as long as possible but if you can give yourself 6 to 8 weeks, you will set yourself up for success. It is best to set aside 4-8 hours a day of study time, if possible.
You have finally finished your studies and passed with flying colours. Now it’s time to take the next step to become a Certified Occupational Therapist (OT®) or a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA®), and that is by taking the NBCOT exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®).
Sometimes you may feel like there are just too many resources or too much to study. Just too much you need to do. Feeling overwhelmed may make it seem impossible to know where to begin. Difficult situations are however, opportunities to be our best selves, hone our skills and rise to the occasion.
The alarming acceleration of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has forced providers of education – whether they are schools, colleges, universities or other organizations – to rethink how they deliver courses. In the wake of this pandemic, OT schools have faced growing challenges as they have been forced to teach a very “wired”—and more and more “wireless”—generation of students, using technology that is evolving every day.
We all think we can multitask; indeed, the ability to multitask is considered a skill! You can multitask when one of the tasks doesn’t require thinking – like folding laundry while watching TV. However when you’re shifting between two activities that both require you to think, (more…)
A letter written by: Victoria Guggenbiller
As a former faculty member I had a lot of difficulty preparing my students for the NBCOT® exam. Therefore, I decided to reach out to many program directors at a variety of colleges and universities to better understand the challenges they face when helping students prepare for the NBCOT® exam.
If you’re about to begin preparing for the NBCOT® Exam, chances are, you’re dreading the experience. We totally understand…we’ve been there.
Can studying for this exam ever be fun? Not in the true sense of the word “fun”, but at least it can be more enjoyable than you think it could be.
As we enter summer 2020, I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out and send you all a note of love and my most sincere gratitude.
My PTOT team has stood by my side, happily working during this crazy time, to ensure that we continue to give you the best support to help you pass the exam! During these ever changing and uncertain times, your faith in PTOT and my unwavering commitment to make sure you are prepared to take the exam is being honored in every way.
Whether you are studying for the OT exam which is in 8 weeks’ or 4 weeks’ time, students tend to start with great enthusiasm and dedication. However, this positive attitude tends to be short lived, and most students find themselves struggling to stay motivated and maintain consistency throughout their studying. Even many hardworking and motivated students sometimes become unmotivated to study on certain days.
1. Listen to music: While some experts argue that the ability to concentrate during silence or while listening to music, is left up to personal preference, many agree that playing certain types of music, such as “obscure 18th century composers,” can help students engage those parts of their brain that help them pay attention. In addition, listening to music may also improve your mood and change your whole outlook about studying in general.
2. Exercise first: The benefits of exercise on the brain have been well established in the fields of health, fitness, and psychology. Studies show our brainpower gets a boost following even a short workout, as our bodies are pumping oxygen and nutrients to the brain. According to Dr. Douglas B. McKeag, breaking a sweat shortly before “cracking the books” can significantly improve your performance during your post-workout study session. Exercise automatically makes you more alert, open and able to learn new information.
Many students think about how to best spend their time while studying. However, what comes before your study session can be just as important, especially if you want to improve your memory for what you are about to learn.
In today’s Education Tips, we will explore different ways of how you can boost your memory and improve your learning experience. We will explore some useful, no-cost and effective ways of what you can do before you sit down to study.
COVID-19 has been described as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Characterizing COVID-19 as a pandemic is not an indication that the virus has become deadlier. Rather, it’s an acknowledgement of the disease’s geographical spread. The uncertainty about this new virus can lead to stress and anxiety, and a sense of helplessness.