February 6, 2019 at 5:37 am #2203216AnonnParticipant
Any thoughts on either skipping or completing Wiley’s TBS and WC components?
And if you skipped these lessons, how did you best prepare for these portions on the exam?
Thanks!February 6, 2019 at 8:09 am #2203336pwhite8388Participant
I was just wondering the same thing about the WCs!
In Wiley, I always skip the diagnostic exams. I stil do the TBSes but I go through them pretty fast. I see what I did wrong and move on. I and don't spend a ton of time on them. As far as practicing TBSes prior to the exam, I do the Ninja practice ones and the ones on the Wiley practice exams in my review week.
For the WC, I just started BEC this week and got my first WC set last night. The self-scoring thing looked laughable so I just skipped it. I have a really hard time seeing how it would benefit. I plan on watching youtube videos on how to do these during my review phase.February 6, 2019 at 8:26 am #2203345AnonnParticipant
Thanks for your input. I also skip the diagnostic assessments at first, but after each module I go back and treat them as a second form of Post Assesments. Also that’s a really good idea to look up on YouTube because I agree that the self grading is horrible.February 6, 2019 at 9:03 am #2203408pwhite8388Participant
My friend passed BEC with a 95 and used Wiley and said he never did a single WC. He was the one that suggested just watching a few videos on how to do the template possible.February 6, 2019 at 9:23 am #2203441RyanParticipant
I used Wiley to pass BEC and didn't do a single WC. I looked up a general format to use when answering the questions and memorized that format. I would also suggest at least reading a few of their example answers to get a general sense of what theyre looking for. Also, their examples seem to be very long and the actual test does not require as much text to get a good score.February 7, 2019 at 11:54 pm #2206624CocoadoughParticipant
I used Becker as my main course but did supplement with Wiley tb. I would suggest study all the MCQs on Wiley and flag the ones you get wrong. Repeatedly go through and review all flagged questions as you get closer to your exam. I literally did this exact process for all my exams and it end up workingFebruary 9, 2019 at 6:30 am #2207917Jimmy DuganParticipant
I have taken a couple after doing a bunch of TBS and doing none and score about the same. I have Becker and one of the things I like most about them is the TBS videos they have where they walk you through the thought process and completing the sim. I think it's always better to do a few of them and get a feel for the kinds of things you might see, the mechanics of answering, etc.
As far as WC, I can't see how it would be helpful to practice those and didn't at all leading up to BEC. I would definitely suggest watching any videos in your review course on general strategy for approaching those questions. There is a very specific formula (think the “5 Paragraph” approach to high school essays) that works well for these things. Main thing about BEC is doing the other parts at a quick enough pace so that you have plenty of time to dedicate to the written section. They aren't hard but they do take up some time.