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How to Successfully Overcome COTA® Exam Study Block

Posted by TherapyEd on Apr 24, 2018 7:33:00 AM

For many OTA students, finding time to study is a challenge. And when they can actually fit a study session into their schedules, getting into the right mindset to study is another obstacle to overcome.

Here, we offer tips you can use to break through your initial study block and make the most out of your study sessions--like removing smartphones and other distractions from your study area, studying in an unusual work environment, organizing your workspace, and simply being persistent.

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Experts Suggest These Tactics for Overcoming COTA® Exam Anxiety

Posted by TherapyEd on Mar 27, 2018 8:10:00 AM

Feeling nervous? Because the COTA® exam is high-stakes, many students suffer from test anxiety leading up to the exam and while taking it. This can make performing well much more challenging. Anxiety is a natural occurrence in stressful, high-pressure situations like a professional exam. It can be manifested either somatically, which is how you feel, or cognitively, which is what you’re thinking.

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Preparing for Your COTA® Exam Second Attempt

Posted by TherapyEd on Feb 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

At TherapyEd, we strive to do everything we can to help OTA students like you pass the COTA® exam on their first try. Unfortunately, some students are not successful the first time they take the exam. If you didn’t pass the COTA® exam on your first try, don’t feel discouraged. You’re still well on your way to becoming a practicing occupational therapist assistant, and with the right preparation, you can pass the COTA® exam the second time.

Here’s a path to help you prepare for your COTA® exam second attempt:

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5 Ways to Find the COTA® Exam Study Motivation You Need to Stay on Track

Posted by TherapyEd on Jan 18, 2018 3:19:00 PM

While you know you need to be disciplined and hold to your study schedule for your upcoming COTA® exam date, it can be difficult to find the COTA® exam study motivation to keep you on track. You may continuously tell yourself that you’ll find plenty of time to study before your exam, but actually making it happen can be a different story.

Naturally, finding the energy and motivation to pick up a book is a tremendous challenge to overcome. Here, we offer tips to find COTA® exam study motivation and prevent excessive procrastination.

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How to Know When You're Ready to Take the COTA® Exam

Posted by TherapyEd on Dec 19, 2017 1:15:00 PM

If you’re like most OTA students, you’re wondering how to know when you’re ready to take the COTA® exam. Have you studied long enough? Do you know all the right material? Will you just feel it in your gut? Everyone is different, so there are no clear finish lines like studying for 100 hours or reading your COTA® exam review book five times. But, there are four signs that can indicate when you’re ready to take the COTA® exam –– and pass.

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Where to Study for the COTA® Exam to Maximize Your Focus

Posted by TherapyEd on Nov 22, 2017 11:22:00 AM

We understand life as an OTA student can be hectic. Between clinicals and coursework, social and family obligations and other demands on your time, it can be difficult to find opportunities to buckle down and truly focus on studying for the COTA® exam. If you want to improve your chances of success, you need to figure out your personal set of optimal study habits early on. This means thinking about more than just what to study. You also need to decide where to study for the COTA® exam to maximize your productivity.

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Common COTA® Exam Day Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by TherapyEd on Oct 26, 2017 11:22:00 AM

You’ve spent months preparing for the COTA® exam and now the test is right around the corner. How do you make sure everything runs smoothly on the day of your exam? Students know that relaxing and getting ample sleep the night before is essential, but they should also consider what not to do. Avoid these common COTA® exam day mistakes and you’ll be prepared to excel on test day.

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Follow These 6 Steps to Pass the COTA® Exam

Posted by TherapyEd on Sep 27, 2017 12:09:00 PM

Most occupational therapy assistant students get overwhelmed at some point when preparing to take the COTA® exam. There is a lot at stake. After all, passing the exam is the final hurdle to starting your career as an OTA.

That fact, along with the depth and difficulty of the COTA® exam, can make studying seem daunting. Many students overanalyze and overcomplicate their approach to the COTA® exam, which can lead to procrastination and prolonged stress. When you don’t know where to begin, it can be tough to get started, and when you don’t know if your approach to studying is effective, it can be difficult to stay on course.

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