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Subject: Study tips for PPL
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ApilotinheelsUser is Offline
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08/13/2012 5:34 PM  
So I'm using Asa prepware, flashcards sort of, and giant white boards along with my notes, but I was wondering if anyone had any other studying ideas or anything interactive that would help. Just curious for me as a student, my fellow students and any other ones out there :) -Tiffany
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08/14/2012 6:41 PM  
Study groups. Everyone in my study group passed and is moving on to Instrument next semester. Get together twice a week for a few hours and just ask eachother questions. Also, teach yourself how to read a VOR and ADF. It'll help when you take your written exam. The software, hard copy Test Prep book and google is all I used to figure it out. It resulted in me getting 98% on my written when everyone else was lucky to get 80%. The one question I missed was because I got ahead of myself. Also, if you get the Test Prep book, go through it and highlight all the correct answers.
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08/15/2012 12:24 PM  
I would definitely go with ASA prepware (computer not books) for the writtens! I remember seeing a guy in the testing center a couple of times trying AGAIN to pass his written. He had the books with him!

I too tried to teach myself how to read a VOR, but it was very difficult since we didn't have one in the helicopter! Ultimitely I ended up just memorizing the answers to those questions (there were about 8). Later during instrument training I found VORs to be very easy, but I had one in the helicopter to practice with and a CFII there to help!

When you study, explain things out loud, use a dry/erase board to draw pictures (even if you're studying alone) it will help prepare you for when you have to start teaching these things to your students! There's also what they call "chair flying", where you sit in a chair and go through the maneuvers pretending that you are at the controls.
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09/09/2012 3:57 PM  
I used the ASA books and computer program and managed 100% in 4 of my knowledge tests and a few high 90s in the rest, all the way through to CFI & FOI. This is how I did it: Go through the book chapter by chapter, make questions that are ALL RCH, so you will be able to ignore the airplane, glider, balloon questions next time through the book. Then every question you look at and have to guess, get wrong or just feel a little flaky about, mark with a star. Then when you go through the whole book a second time, only look at those starred questions. If you still have a problem with them, add a second star. Then third time through the book only look at the double stars. If they are still giving you trouble add some notes about them to a study document that you can use right up to the minute you take the exam as a way to help remind and prep you for the test. Then between all this do some full practice exams on the ASA prepware software if you have access to it. Add wrong/flaky answers to your study document. Now if you just want a pass grade, I'd say if you are getting high 80s to 90s in practice tests, you are good to go. One last thing - if you go through to CFI and have to do the CFI & FOI tests, Sheppard Air prepware was much better for those tests. Good luck!
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