How to revise knowledge for ATPL exams?
In truth, all ATPL exams can be sat in one session. Since the newly acquired knowledge flees the mind in no-time, the key to successfully sitting numerous Aexams in one session lies in a revision system. The knowledge you acquire on subsequent subjects should be systematically revised. Aware of this fact, I’ve developed an ATPL exam revision plan when I began studying, aiming at strengthening the knowledge. I’ve divided the revision into a part dedicated to learning new subjects and a pre-exam revision.
The part dedicated to learning new subjects boils down to revising questions answered incorrectly after going through each subject for the first time, and then revising all the incorrect answers for all subjects covered. Importantly, you shouldn’t learn questions by heart but use and understand Explanations for a given problem instead.
A pre-exam revision involves revising questions marked “for review” in the database (additionally, I’ve broadened the “for review” question pool with the most difficult questions from the Aviation Exam. You can find these by signing in to your Aviation Exam account on your browser). In order to achieve such a high number of questions from numerous subjects, I started doing tests in the Study mode concurrently for all the subjects I was going to sit exams from in the first session. The question pool comprised all questions from a given subject marked “for review”. As a result, I had 10 open tests in the Study mode with hundreds of “for review” questions each. Then, I learned 100 questions from each subject and proceeded to the next subject. Reading explanations helped me recall information and strengthen my understanding of a given area.
When going through 300-400 questions a day (during revisions, the rate is faster than when working through the question bank for the first time), I was exposed to 3-4 subjects on a single day. In 2-3 days, I covered 100 questions from each exam I planned to pass in the first session.
You should also take notes. They come in handy when you’re trying to recall some things before the exams. Numerous people find note-taking to have a beneficial effect on memory. They’ll also serve you as a useful tool later, e.g., while studying for an airline recruitment process (you may stumble upon ATPL knowledge tests during the recruitment process for airlines).
I also recommend hanging printed charts and drawings on the walls, as well as making notes on specialist foil sheets (the so-called ‘magic charts’) to be hung on the wall.
This method serves as an example and though it is not the only one or the best of all you can use, it was proved effective with rigorous consistency.
I wish you to receive high results at ATPL exams!