Exam Prep Tips & Tricks

Has been years since you took your last exam? Or maybe you just need to brush up on the latest study techniques? In either case you need not look further, SNA has created a resource page to help you get up to speed and ready to study! Check out the resources below.

SNS Study Tips

SNS Credentialing Exam Prep Tips

  • Begin preparing for the exam as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute and cramming is discouraged.
  • Review the content/knowledge areas that are understood and used on a daily basis.
  • Plan in-depth study and preparation for those content/knowledge areas that are less familiar.
  • Notice the percentage weight and number of questions per content/knowledge area. Those areas with a high percentage of questions are a significant portion of the exam, and therefore, require more time of study.
  • Review the Exam Resource List. Thorough reading, study, and understanding is necessary to achieve a passing score on the exam. Study efforts should cover the resources listed.
  • Form a study group with other exam candidates in the area. Interacting with other exam candidates and discussing the content outline of the exam can be helpful.
  • Contact a School Nutrition Specialist at the local chapter or at the State Affiliate for mentoring.

What’s Your Learning Style

The term “learning styles” speaks to the understanding that everyone learns differently. Technically, an individual’s learning style refers to the preferred way in which someone absorbs, processes, comprehends and retains information. Individual learning styles depend on cognitive, emotional and environmental factors, as well as one’s prior experience – everyone is different. It is important to understand learning style differences, so that we can utilize the best strategies when preparing for an exam.

Complete the online Learning Style assessment.

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