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Studying for EPPP

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by PsyDGrrrl, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. PsyDGrrrl

    PsyDGrrrl Head Shrinker 7+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2006

    So I finally graduated and started my postdoc! And now, time to start thinking about the EPPP. Does anyone have any recommendations for good (and affordable) resources? I hear the classes are not worth the cost, but does anyone recommend any study guides? Should I just buy the $75 book of old test questions from the ASPPB website? Any input much appreciated, thanks!
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  3. LM02

    LM02 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 8, 2004
    There's a 9(?)-volume study guide published by Academic Review. It's very pricey ($500 or so), so I would suggest looking on the APPIC postdoc listserv or some other web resource to buy a used copy. I used the Academic Review materials, and got a high score on my first attempt.

    There's also another company that publishes a similar multi-volume study guide, but I can't remember the name.

    Good luck! :thumbup:
  4. Go Obama

    Go Obama

    Mar 8, 2008
    AATBS offers study materials. go to
  5. sagejbb

    sagejbb M.S.

    May 1, 2008
    Which publisher of study material for the EPPP is better? AATBS or Academic Review?
  6. PSYDR

    PSYDR Psychologist 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    depends on how you learn:

    aatbs has more bullet points

    academic review has more paragraph style stuff

    the cds from both are more boring than words describe
  7. sagejbb

    sagejbb M.S.

    May 1, 2008
    Thanks for your reply. I 'think' I learn more readily if the information is direct and to the point. But I 'remember' it longer if I have a context for recall. Any other input - I really would appreciate it.
  8. Jon Snow

    Jon Snow Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2005
    Context and concepts worked for me. I'd rather understand than remember. But, with understanding, for me, comes recollection.

    I studied using some old tests and materials I was given and I used the internet extensively, along with some textbooks (IO). I looked up the various study guides which had topic lists. Then I looked those topics up on wikipedia and various classics in psychology research sites, etc.. . Also, found some good flashcard websites for studying. Study material you are not confident in at night before you go to bed. . . helps consolidation. I'm also a fan of cues. I study with music. Recalling the music in the exam helps me retrieve the information.
  9. jmholland


    Aug 22, 2011
    Thought I would pass along to others, that I just finished passing the EPPP with flying colors using only the Taylor Study Method materials. I think it's a great resource, and I would highly recommend it. The content is very comprehensive, yet broken up into digestible units, so as to not make it too overwhelming. The support services are fantastic too. They checked in with me periodically over the phone, offering tips, advice, and encouragement. It really helped to feel like I was part of a larger community of coaches and fellow test-takers. I don't think there is another product on the market quite like Taylor Study Method - can't recommend it enough!
  10. DynamicDidactic

    DynamicDidactic Ass of Prof 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    must be the skeptic in me but this post reads like an advertisement. Combined with the fact that you joined today and this is your first post; I am suspicious.
  11. stigmata

    stigmata 2+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2010
    cheyenne, wyoming
    That and nobody has ever heard of it......................
  12. Shatani

    Shatani Real Life Doctory Type 7+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    lmao! i wasnt gonna say anything but...yeah, that.
  13. nononora

    nononora Dis Member Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    The TSM has actually been talked about extensively on the EPPP listserv and it looks like a significantly cheaper alternative to AATBS/PsychPrep packages. I don't personally know anyone who has used it, but they do have a free membership that anyone can sign up for. I, for one, will be looking at it when the time comes (ugh!)
  14. jmholland


    Aug 22, 2011
    Nope, no affiliation with Taylor Study Method. Just a happy customer who wanted to spread the word. Check out my (attached) EPPP notification if you're still skeptical.

    Attached Files:

  15. JamesPolk


    Aug 23, 2011
    Hey Jason, great score! Congratulations man. I just joined this forum today and have been reading through all the different posts and I admire that you "put your money where your mouth is." Too many of these members on this forum are so negative and cynical. Major kudos again and major kudos to Taylor for helping you pass the exam.

  16. jmholland


    Aug 22, 2011
    Thanks James!
  17. Smartygal1 PsyD

    Smartygal1 PsyD

    Feb 5, 2016
    Any and all study guides are good. There are some apps on the IPhone and I believe Android for studying. I don't know how up to date they are. They say the study questions are the best for doing better. I am still trying to jump over the heap myself, and have Academic Review materials. Lots of people like PsychPrep. You are correct that the programs are expensive. I wanted to use materials with a study buddy either in person or on video chat. Are you interested? I just wrote the woman in Oregon too. It would be great to have a small group on video chat if nobody can meet in person.
  18. erg923

    erg923 Regional Clinical Officer, Cenpatico National 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    The person posted in 2006
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  19. ParzivalPsych


    Nov 26, 2017
  20. ParzivalPsych


    Nov 26, 2017
    I am studying as well. I really need to study with someone. It helps. I did Taylor Method and I still missed by 40 points. Really?? after 1,000. Where did you find the 75 dollar book? amazon?
  21. foreverbull

    foreverbull 2+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    There's a study guide on the internet, I believe, if you search modern psychologist + EPPP. I can't speak to its effectiveness, though, since I used Psychprep. As far as I've heard, it's free now, so you might want to check it out.
  22. WisNeuro

    WisNeuro Board Certified Neuropsychologist Psychologist 7+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    As long as they are willing to also wade through pages of tin foil hat conspiracy theory to get to the information, that could work.
  23. himala


    Nov 20, 2017
    Hopefully some of this could be of HELP (wouldn't use it solely):

    EPPP | Applying for Internships and Fellowships
  24. psych1420

    psych1420 2+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2013

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