At TSM, we are committed to your success. Our members study with confidence knowing they’re backed with a 94% pass rate for the EPPP and a 99% pass rate for the CPLEE. We are so confident that you will pass using our program, we will stake your purchase on it.
FOR EPPP MEMBERS
In the unlikely event that you do not pass your EPPP, and you have met ALL seven (7) criteria outlined below, you may choose to either 1) extend your membership an additional three (3) months at no charge, or, 2) be refunded your TSM purchase price (up to $1,400). If you exercise the additional three months of the Pass Guarantee, you are no longer eligible for the pass guarantee.
TSM has seven (7) easy requirements that you must meet to be eligible for TSM’s pass guarantee:
Note: While you are free to take additional mock exams throughout your study preparation, it is still required that you complete each phase in the order presented to remain eligible for the Pass Guarantee.
Your success on the EPPP exam is supported through our unparalleled program, but your success requires your commitment to following the program as it is presented. Only members whose initial membership began after February 1, 2015 are eligible for TSM's pass guarantee. In the event that you started your membership prior to February 1, 2015, and you have met all seven (7) of the requirements referenced above, you will be eligible for three (3) months of unlimited access free of charge, but for not the pass guarantee.
FOR CPLEE MEMBERS
In the unlikely event that you do not pass your CPLEE, and you have met ALL six (6) criteria outlined below, you may choose to 1) extend your membership an additional three (3) months at no charge, or, 2) be refunded your TSM purchase price (up to $300.00). If you exercise the additional three months of the Pass Guarantee, you are no longer eligible for the pass guarantee.
TSM has six (6) easy requirements that you must meet to be eligible for TSM’s pass guarantee:
Note: While you are free to take additional mock exams throughout your study preparation, it is still required that that you complete each phase in the order presented to remain eligible for the Pass Guarantee.
We are excited to share Taylor Study Method with you! Your strengths and weaknesses are identified using the results of your Initial Assessment Exam (IAE). Based on these results, your Customized Study Sessions are automatically created for you.
TSM has organized the content to be studied one Domain at a time and one Key Term at a time. We highly recommend that you begin with the Domain at the top of Category A and thoroughly complete it before moving on to the next Domain in your list. Upon completion of each Domain, you will move to and complete the next Domain in your list until all 11 Domains have been completed.
As a member, you can work within our content anyway you choose. You can choose to focus on one specific Domain or you can choose to simply take Domain-Specific Exams or EPPP Mock/Practice Exams. Although it is up to you how you choose to use the Taylor Study Method, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU UTILIZE OUR 15-YEAR PROVEN METHOD. IT IS OUTLINED IN DETAIL BELOW:
Study Session Task: Your task during each Daily Study Session is to work efficiently and quickly. Do not spend time over-learning and memorizing the Key Term information during your Study Session; you will do this at a later phase in the study process (Final Review Phase). Your main focus in each Daily Study Session should be to thoroughly read through and think about the Key Term Narrative, and then review, and edit your Flashcards as desired. Print (or save as PDF for off line study) your Flashcards at the end of each Daily Study Session so they will be ready for your Nightly Review. You may choose to access your Flashcards for your Nightly Review using any internet-enabled device.
TSM is broken up into Daily Study Sessions. In each Daily Study Session you will be given five TSM Key Terms to study. Each TSM Key Term Card has specific sections to it: Narrative Definition, Flashcard, Reasonable Alternative, and Mind Map. A Practice Exam of 15 questions will be administered upon completion of all 5 Key Terms in each Study Session.
Narrative Definition: This section gives you the Key Term definition and a thorough review of the Key Term’s important topic areas.
Flashcard: TSM’s Content Experts have developed detailed Flash Cards for each Key Term in our database. These Flashcards are fully editable, so you can customize each one with any additional information that you would like to see included. After reading and thinking through the Narrative Definition, review your Flashcard, and add any desired information for the Key Term you are studying. Any added information on your Flashcard should be concise, well organized, and should encapsulate the essential aspects of the Key Term. These bullet-point notes should be written in your own words, as this helps with the learning and memory process. When you print your Key Term Flashcards for review, you have the option to print or remove Reasonable Alternatives, and/or the Mind Map.
Mind Map: (Graphic for Mind Map coming soon) This section assists with enhancing strategic thinking and efficiency. By taking the "topic areas" from each Key Term, you can organize related and relevant information for memory. The Mind Map provides a "blueprint" to customize a Key Term’s important information for study and recall.
Reasonable Alternative: TSM wants you to become a critical test-taker as part of your study process. One way to help you towards this goal is to provide Reasonable Alternatives. Reasonable Alternatives are answer choices that could be used to distract, confuse, or throw you off from selecting the correct answer on the EPPP exam. Each Reasonable Alternative has a brief definition with it to help you differentiate between the correct answer (i.e., the Key Term being studied) and the incorrect answers (i.e., Reasonable Alternatives).
Practice Exam: A 15-question Practice Exam will be administered for the five Key Terms just studied in a completed Study Session. These Practice Exams will give you an idea of how the Key Terms’ content could be questioned on the EPPP. The scores on these Practice Exams are not displayed but rationales are provided for each question.
Domain Specific Exams (DSEs): DSEs are one of the many opportunities that TSM provides you to become a more critically thinking and practiced test taker. DSEs are 15-question practice exams created to test your knowledge within a specific Domain. These exams are best taken once you’ve completed all the Study Sessions for a given Domain. Don’t be overly concerned with your scores when taking the DSEs at the completion of a Domain’s Study Sessions., as at this point in your preparation you haven’t yet committed the content to memory (content memorization takes place in the Final Review). Just utilize the DSEs to practice your test taking skills, and to familiarize yourself with how the Key Terms could be questioned on the EPPP. You will also see the DSEs strategically woven into your Final Review Phase (see Final Review for an explanation).
There are a total of 160 Study Sessions. The overall average length of a Study Session is between 1 and 1.5 hours (depending on the length and complexity of the Key Terms). TSM allows you to customize your Study Schedule to fit your individual needs and lifestyle. You can follow one of TSM's prearranged Study Schedules – ranging from 6 to 20 weeks, or you can create your own. You may also choose to simply focus on one Domain, or only certain Key Terms using any Study Schedule you desire. You are in control!
|Courses of Study||Study Sessions/Day||Sessions/Week||Hours/Week|
|Study Sessions: 5 wks||Mon - Fri: 4-5/day||32||32-48 hrs|
|Final Review: 1 wk||Sat & Sun: 4/day|
|Study Sessions: 7 wks||Mon - Fri: 3/day||23||23-35 hrs|
|Final Review: 2 wks||Sat & Sun: 4/day|
|Study Sessions: 9 wks||Mon - Fri: 2/day||18||18-25 hrs|
|Final Review: 3 wks||Sat & Sun: 4/day|
|Study Sessions: 10 wks||Mon - Fri: 2/day||16||16-22 hrs|
|Final Review: 4 wks||Sat & Sun: 6 total|
|Study Sessions: 12 wks||Mon - Fri: 2/day||13||13-20 hrs|
|Final Review: 4 wks||Sat & Sun: 3 total|
|Study Sessions: 15 wks||Mon - Fri: 1-2/day||11||11-16 hrs|
|Final Review: 5 wks||Sat: 2-3 Sun: off|
|Courses of Study||Study Sessions/Day||Sessions/Week||Hours/Week|
|Study Sessions: 9 wks||M/W/F: 3/day||18||18-25 hrs|
|Final Review: 3 wks||Sat & Sun: 9 total|
|Study Sessions: 10 wks||M/W/F: 3/day||16||16-22 hrs|
|Final Review: 4 wks||Sat & Sun: 7 total|
|Study Sessions: 12 wks||M/W/F: 3/day||13||13-20 hrs|
|Final Review: 4 wks||Sat & Sun 4 total|
|Study Sessions: 15 wks||M/W/F: 3/day||11||11-16 hrs|
|Final Review: 5 wks||Sat: 2, Sun: off|
The Nightly Review involves thoroughly reading the Flashcards you completed during your Study Sessions today, as well as your Flashcards from yesterday’s Study Sessions. In other words, each Nightly Review will have you reading today’s and yesterday’s Flashcards before you go to sleep each night. You should spend enough time necessary to simply read through the assigned Flashcards at least once each night. Do not review any of your Flashcards from previously completed Domains, as this causes unnecessary distraction and interference. Many of our members have chosen to utilize Internet-enabled devices for their nightly review, while others have stored them as PDFs for their nightly review.
After you have completed all your Study Sessions, you will proceed to the Final Review. The Final Review consists of three phases.
Phase I of the Final Review involves reviewing all of your Flashcards, one Domain at a time, starting with the first Domain in Category A, and working your way down to the 11th Domain at the bottom of Category C. The Final Review process involves thoroughly reading through each of your Flashcards in the selected Domain. You will repeatedly review all the Flashcards in the selected Domain daily until you feel comfortable with your level of familiarity and competence with that Domain's Key Terms.
Phase II occurs once all 11 Domains have been reviewed in order (1-11). We recommend that you take two Full Length Mock/Practice EPPP Exams comprised of 225 questions each. (You can take more Full Length Mock/Practice EPPP Exams, but we recommend taking two.) The questions reflect the question ratio of the actual EPPP exam (i.e., Category A Domains will have 30 for each Domain; Category B Domains will have 22 questions per Domain; and Category C Domains will have 11-12 questions per Domain). The time you take to complete the exam will be recorded and presented to you at the end of the exam. Keep in mind on the actual EPPP you will have a four-hour and 15 minute time limit. Each of these tests will be scored and the results by Domain and answer rationales will be available to you for review.
After you have completed and reviewed the Sample EPPP Exams, you will complete the third phase of the Final Review process.
Phase III involves reversing the order of the Domains (11-1), and working your review process back to the first Domain in Category A. This review process is the same as described above in Phase I, and involves thoroughly reading each of your Flash Card in the selected Domain until you have a sense of mastery of that Domain's content. There is one additional step in this Phase of the Final Review. At the end of each Domain review, you will return to your Member Home Page, and take Domain Specific Exams for the Domain you just completed reviewing. The number of Exams you take will be based on how much time you have remaining for the review of each. The intent in having you review the Domain Specific Exam questions is to familiarize you with how the Key Terms could possibly be asked on the actual EPPP. In this step you will review all of the Domain Specific Exam questions and the Correct Answers only. After these Exam questions are reviewed, you will proceed to the next Domain, and repeat the process.
This Final Review should begin two to three weeks prior to your sitting for the actual EPPP. You will therefore need to pace yourself in the Final Review, making sure that it is completed one to two days prior to the exam.
TSM 3.0 provides you with comprehensive subject matter and a proven method of preparation. These tools for success, though, require you to prioritize your preparation process. As one candidate stated, "TSM gave me a sledgehammer, but I had to be responsible for the hammering." I highly recommend that you carve out a preparation lifestyle that promotes success. You want to take the EPPP only once; it is costly, energy demanding, and it holds your key to career independence. So fully commit to passing it on the first attempt. This commitment will likely require you to make modifications and set boundaries in your personal, employment, and family involvements. It is my belief that if you are unable to make these changes and set these needed boundaries, you are not ready to fully commit to the study process, and quite frankly, you are unconsciously setting yourself up to fail before you even "get out of the gate." Postpone commencing with your study process until you have intentionally created these changes and boundaries.
Once you are fully committed, tell a couple of people close to you about your preparation process. Give them the date you are planning to take the exam, and ask them to be "gentle-nudgers" in your study process. Specifically tell them how they can be of encouragement to you. Inform them of your typical "defenses" to anxiety-provoking stimuli so they can be on the alert to catch your resistances early and draw the avoidance to your attention. Expect your "Core Conflictual Themes and Defensive Strategies" to emerge during this study process!
I also recommend that you set a passing score goal for yourself. Don't just hope to pass the exam. This type of mindset reflects a fear-based approach to any preparation, and basically states, "I hope I don't fail." Instead, intentionally decide that you will pass the EPPP the first time, and, set a specific score to aim for in your preparation. In other words, "Prepare to Win!"
If we can be of any encouragement to you in your preparation process, please feel free to contact us. We are committed to helping you pass the EPPP and we are glad that you have chosen to partner with us for your preparation needs.
Sincerely, Dr. Taylor