Using the Leitner System with CTP Exam Flash Cards from TMExam

When studying for the Certified Treasury Professional Exam, TMExam recommends using the Leitner method of studying with Flash Cards

This widely used method to efficiently use flashcards was proposed by the German science popularized Sebastian Leitner in the 1970s and should help you as you prepare to pass the CTP exam. In his method, known as the Leitner system, CTP Exam flashcards should be sorted into groups according to how well you know the CTP Exam material on each one.

This is how it works: you try to recall the solution written on a flashcard. If you succeed, you send the card to the next group. But if you fail, you send it back to the first group. Each succeeding group has a longer period of time before you are required to revisit the cards.

For example, suppose you have 3 groups called Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3. The cards in Group 1 are the ones that you often make mistakes with, and Group 3 contains the cards that you know very well. You might choose to study the Group 1 cards once a day, Group 2 every 3 days, and the Group 3 cards every 5 days. If you look at a Group 1 card and get the correct answer, you "promote" it to Group 2. A correct answer with a Group 2 card "promotes" that card to Group 3. If you make a mistake with a Group 2 or Group 3 card, it gets "demoted" to Group 1, which forces you to study that card more often.

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The advantage of using this method for the Certified Tresaury Professional exam is that you can focus on the most difficult flashcards based on how deeply you understand the CTP Exam subject, which remain in the first few groups. The result is, ideally, a reduction in the amount of CTP Exam study time needed, and possibly a better score when you sit for the Certified Treasury Professional exam.