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For most of my life, I have self-defined as a "bad test taker". I found standardized testing to be stressful and often struggled to complete all questions in the allotted time. I know this is the case with many other students who struggle to show what they know when it comes time to take a test.

Despite this, I have wanted to be a Speech-Language Pathologist for as long as I can remember, and I wasn't going to let testing get in the way of my goal. I worked hard to prepare for the GRE which was required for my graduate school applications, and I was very happy with my results on 2 of the 3 sections. Unfortunately, I ran out of time on the Math section which impacted my score in that area. While it was disappointing to run out of time, just as I had done on so many tests before this one, I was pleased that I was able to manage my time well on the other test sections. In the end, my overall GRE score was high enough for me to be accepted into my program of choice at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for my Master's of Speech-Language Pathology degree.

I recently took the SLP PRAXIS exam to complete my studies in Speech-Language Pathology. I worked hard to target the things that used to make me fear standardized tests, including factors such as time management and how to parse out tricky multiple choice questions. In the end, I was very happy with my performance on the PRAXIS and my ability to prove to myself that I could handle the challenge of standardized testing. I am proud to have come a long way in my ability to take tests. I must admit, though, I am happy to be done with standardized testing for the foreseeable future!

I look forward to helping other students prepare to take the SLP PRAXIS. I have learned many valuable tips and tricks along the way that helped me to succeed with this test. For many of us, this will be the last test in what has been a long educational journey. That can make it both exciting and intimidating. I would love to help other students prepare for this test which will allow them to become new Speech-Language Pathologists! We've got this.

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Alyssa’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of British Columbia - Bachelor in Arts, Speech-Language Pathology

Graduate Degree: Midwestern University-Glendale - Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology


Speech-Language Pathology, board games, video games, cooking, hiking, swimming, spending time with my dog and family

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PRAXIS Speech Language Pathology

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