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Posts tagged "study tips" within Exam Preparation Blog

Time to Review the Exam Review

By Christopher Gagliardi on Monday, January 21, 2013


Are you maximizing your study time by taking advantage of ACE’s online exam review courses? Available for each of ACE’s four certifications, the online exam review course is a great way to not only boost your comprehension of the material covered in the manual, but to increase your chances of success as well.




How should I study anatomy?

By Belinda Thompson on Monday, January 07, 2013


For the many exam candidates who are overwhelmed by the anatomy content, ACE Study Coach Belinda Thompson shares how - and how much - you should study anatomy in preparation for the ACE certification exam.




The Holidays are Here – To Study or Not to Study?

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, December 10, 2012


Do you really need to keep studying for your ACE certification exam during the holidays? While a little time off can be good, you don’t want to risk losing your momentum and motivation. Here are some great tips for squeezing in some time to study for your upcoming exam.




Mastering Master the Manual

By Alexandra Link on Monday, June 18, 2012


Making the most of your study experience will help you not only at exam time but it will help when you start putting what you learned to practice later on. Check out one of our key study aids, the Master the Manual book, which we designed to accompany your main ACE Personal Trainer Manual (4th Edition).




Anatomy of Multiple-Choice Tests

By Michael Mantell on Monday, April 02, 2012


Ever since Frederick J. Kelly, in 1914, at the University of Kansas, invented this approach, students have struggled with no real clue how to approach and analyze multiple-choice questions. Some people create so much stress and anxiety over these tests that they continually postpone taking it. To help you overcome anxiety and succeed, you simply need to understand the system behind multiple-choice tests.




What You Really Need to Know from the Essentials of Exercise Science

By Belinda Thompson on Monday, February 20, 2012


Have you recently begun your studies and feel overwhelmed by the science? Let us help you! Here’s what you need to know from the Essentials of Exercise Science book to not only be successful on the ACE exam, but to become a top-notch personal trainer!




Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? ACE Certification Exam Math Refresher

By Brian Greenlee on Monday, February 13, 2012


What’s one thing you can learn from a 5th grader? Math doesn’t have to be that scary! Whether it’s been a few years since you last formally practiced math or whether you’re just in need of a bit of a refresher, check out these helpful formulas and math tips to help you successfully prepare for your ACE certification exam.




6-Step Plan to Avoid Procrastination

By Michael Mantell on Monday, February 06, 2012


Don’t wait until tomorrow! Let’s take a look at what procrastination is all about and equip you with a six-step plan to successfully prepare for your ACE certification exam!





Are the practice tests similar to the actual exam and are they helpful?

By Alexandra Link on Monday, January 23, 2012


Many candidates often wonder if  practicing through the sample tests will truly help them on the “big day.” Learn more about how the sample tests are structured and how they compare to the actual exam in terms of format, content and difficulty.





How to Defeat Test Anxiety

By Michael Mantell on Monday, January 16, 2012


No matter how much you follow good test-taking and preparation advice, there's still that fear of mentally blacking out, those racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts about past performance, the "what if's, the nausea, sweating, headache, fast heartbeat - well, you get it. It's test anxiety and it happens to the best of us. The good news is you can do something about it!




Strategy of Successful Candidates Who Passed Their Exams the First Time

By Robin Floyd on Monday, January 09, 2012


To those of you who have taken on the challenge of attaining professional recognition in your chosen field, kudos to you! While you may be overwhelmed by having to study for and take the test (we understand), take heart in knowing that successful test-takers who have gone before you have used common strategies that may also help you.




Answers to 6 Popular Questions About the Exam Content Outline

By Alexandra Link on Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Perhaps you have heard or read the term ‘Exam Content Outline’ but do you know what it is and how to use it to be successful in studying for your ACE Exam?





Psst! Want to know what’s on the test?

By April Merritt on Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Want to know what’s on your certification exam? Check out Appendix B in the back of your manual – it’s all there! That’s right; the Exam Content Outline (Appendix B) is the blueprint to passing the exam.




Do you want to be my study buddy?

By April Merritt on Monday, April 25, 2011


Sometimes one is the loneliest number. And what if you are one of those people who learn best in a group? Or with a partner? Maybe you need someone holding you accountable for your studies. What are your options then?




Understanding Vocabulary

By April Merritt on Monday, December 07, 2009


Vocabulary is an often overlooked study tool. The thing to remember is that vocabulary is essential to understanding the questions on the exam. If you don’t know what the question is asking, it’s hard to choose the right answer.




The way clients learn...

By April Merritt on Monday, November 02, 2009


People learn in a variety of ways, learn how to teach your clients new skills and habits whether they're a visual, auditory or kinesthetic learner.