Tips to Prepare for the Comprehensive Exam

Tips to prepare for the Comprehensive Exam

Supervisory committees will assess your knowledge, application of knowledge, research skills, critical thinking skills, and written and oral communication. For example, how well do you understand and apply core knowledge in your discipline; how solid are your critical thinking skills in identifying alternative strategies; how well did you identify appropriate scientific literature and research methods; how clear is your writing and your oral communication when answering questions? Here are few resources to help prepare to complete and defend your comprehensive exam, whether it involves answering a series of questions, writing a manuscript or research proposal, or preparing other original and professional materials to document your growing expertise as a researcher or evidence-based practitioner: