Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do TSM members perform on the actual EPPP?

Very well. A significant number of TSM Members pass on their first attempt. New members who had failed the EPPP prior to using TSM experience a 110-point improvement in their EPPP score after studying with our method. Consistently, our members' practice exam scores and their actual EPPP scores are only 3 or 4 points apart…no surprises when you use TSM!

How long has TSM been helping EPPP candidates prepare for their exam?

Dr. Taylor and his colleagues at TSM have assisted thousands of candidates in preparing for and passing their EPPP over the last 25+ years. Now we look forward to being part of the most important EPPP success story of all - yours!

How do I know your curriculum is EPPP relevant and that the Method works?

Our content is the result of over 25+ years of research and development with contributions by over 40 professors and content experts, such as Dr. Steven Hinshaw, Chair, previous UC Berkeley's Department of Psychology and previous editor of Psychological Bulletin (the most quoted professional journal in the field of psychology). Dr. Hinshaw helped us ensure that TSM's curriculum is accurate and professional. We also partnered with Dr. Roberta Nutt, past director for the ASPPB (the Association that writes the EPPP) to ensure that TSM's curriculum would contain the information relevant to the EPPP. All that said, we know our curriculum is relevant and our Method works because a significant number of those who utilize TSM pass the EPPP on their first attempt.

Why is TSM subscription based?

We are committed to making EPPP preparation accessible to everyone. Subscription-based membership allows the ultimate flexibility and affordability for our members without needing to pick and choose the particular components they think they may need.

Why is TSM online?

More reasons than we can name in this short space, but here are a few:

  • Accessibility: You can study anytime and anyplace there is an internet connection
  • Up-to-Date Curricula: We update and improve our curricula consistently so you always have the most up-to-date content from which to work
  • Customization: Test your knowledge and prepare your individual study plan to accommodate for your strengths and weaknesses
  • Instant Feedback: With an online format, we are able to provide you with immediate feedback on your quiz questions
  • Learning Theories: It is the only format that allowed Dr. Taylor to incorporate a myriad of learning and memory techniques into one program
  • Organization: It allowed us to chunk and cluster and organize the material into very small manageable pieces and to present them that way to our members. This chunking-clustering format helps to reduce distraction, making what would otherwise feel like an overwhelming task a very manageable and simple process

How long is the average subscription?

Although some have done it in a month, and others have taken 6 months, the average member subscribes for approximately 4 months. Because everyone's schedule is unique, having a month-to-month subscription allows you to customize your study time.

Are the answers and rationales available for me to see on the Initial Assessment Exam?

Unlike all other TSM exams that you will be presented with during your membership, the Initial Assessment Exam is not a study tool, but rather a way for us to establish your baseline score and to customize your study sessions. Therefore, you will not be provided answers or rationales on this exam.

Are there any books or study materials that you will be sending me?

No. Everything you need to study and prepare for the EPPP is available online through your subscription.

Do you offer workshops?

No. All you need has been organized and distilled down into the 160, 1-hour study sessions, which make up the heart of the Taylor Study Method.

Do I have to study in a certain order or can I pick and choose my own course as I go along?

You certainly have every right to study how you choose, but we highly recommend studying the domains and study sessions in the order they are presented, according to your level of content mastery that was identified through your Initial Assessment Exam. This is what makes the Method customized.

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding the EPPP exam itself, please visit the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards' website.

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