I receive a great deal of great feedback from folks who have taken the ASCP exam. Sometimes, I read something so inspiring that I feel like signing up and retaking the exam! I hope you find these just as inspiring.
Just passed the exam yesterday! Thank you so much for your guidance on how to study for this exam! Of course, the high yield notes were excellent. It was tough. Around the 60th question, I was feeling worn out and thought I was going to fail. Seeing the word “Pass” on that screen was the most awesome feeling in the world! Taking 100 questions a day on LabCE REALLY does help, because you will see a lot of the same questions on the real exam. Study and understand any answers you get wrong. Good luck to anyone taking the test!
-Esmeralda (April 2017)
It has been few months since I took my ASCPi exam. Thank you for all the help you have given me. From passing strategy books, recall questions, to the high yield notes. I was out of practice as a Laboratory Technologist for eight years but through the help of this website, I passed the ASCPi on my first attempt. Thank you!!!!
-dreigonzales (March 2017)
Hi, Sohail! I just passed my MLS/ASCP this past weekend, and some people have asked me for advice. After telling them that Wordsology was one of my most helpful sources, including the high-yield notes and study strategy, it occurred to me that I needed to give credit where credit was due. Thank you for this site! I’m not sure how you did it. When I walked out of the testing center, I could not have told you a single question I remembered from the exam, and I was sure I was failing the whole time I was taking it, so I don’t even know what I answered correctly. I did take your advice and put away my notes the day before, and would not look at them again no matter how tempted I was. I also did something that brings me peace before the exam, i.e., sitting by a river and watching the birds. Thank you again for taking the time to set up this site, and for the care in sharing it.
-Terri (March 2017)
Hello all! I do not remember any unique questions from the exam, but I must beg everyone to USE THE EXAM RECALLS. I spent one afternoon going through the recalls and saw 5+ word-for-word and 10+ similar topics/different phrasing.
I cannot recommend enough to set aside an entire week to just go through the recalls, look up your own answers (this is important, many of the recalls have incorrect answers), and make flashchards for the ones you don’t know. I only got through 1/6 of the recalls on this site (it took 6+ hours… there are A LOT of recalls) and saw 15% of my exam. You can’t beat it.
Again, I beg of you to set your last week of study time to reading the recalls.Also the micro charts (GPC, GPR, and ENTERO specifically). This cannot be overstated enough. Thanks for the site!
-Jefflypuff (February 2017)
Just took my ASCP MLS and the preliminary report says passed! Of course a huge thanks to GOD! And after that, it’s you! I don’t know how to ever thank you and my fellow study mates from this group. God bless you for creating this website. As I am writing my gratitude to All of you, I am crying! I can’t hold it to myself!
A little bit of my background: I graduated 5 years ago and failed 2x. I got cold feet the 3rd time and didn’t show up for the test. That was 5 years ago! I was never sure what was wrong with me. I felt like all this time I am studying, but what will be the outcome? What happened to my 4 years of school knowledge? It fractured my confidence very badly. I got frustrated/ depressed and I was so ashamed to share with anyone that I developed a tendency of hiding out from my classmates and friends!
A month ago, I got the courage to try it one more time. I told myself if I don’t try, I will be haunted by it forever and I do not deserve it. I told myself that this time I am going to try harder and with a more strategic approach instead of studying too much and not making a sense of it. That led me to come to your website. I followed your passing strategy, studied your high-yield notes religiously, solved all the recall questions that everyone was kind enough to post, along with LABCE and “A bottom line approach”. GOD bless you Sohail! and God bless each and every single person who has come here and contributed their time and effort in helping others!
-Kuki (January 2017)
Passed my ASCP exam! I highly recommend this site to everyone who will be taking their exams soon. I almost shouted at my testing room because I cannot contain my happiness after I saw the word PASS, all other sentences just went out of focus. Haha! Thank you so much, Sohail! 😊
-Kaneulchan (January 2017)
Oh Happy Day! I took my MLT ASCP exam and passed on the first try! Wordsology was a website I often visited to get as much insight of the exam as possible. I felt it was only right to tell my experience to help others.
I gave myself 2.5 months to study. The study material I mainly worked off of was Bottom Line Approach and MediaLab (formally LabCE). I also used Success for certain topics that needed more explanation. After reading, highlighting and answering the questions at the end of each section, I would complete a 100 question test on MediaLab. I would then review my results, taking notes based off the feedback. I took adaptive tests on a daily basis, sometimes twice per day, as test day approached. For the adaptive exams, I was averaging 53% with a 5.6 difficulty. It felt frustrating and hopeless that I couldn’t get higher than that.
The night before the exam, I made it a point to NOT REVIEW. Luckily for me that night was the Presidential election so I was deeply distracted. The day of my exam, to rid myself of the jitters, I had a Dance Party for one in my living room. Popped my headphones in and danced to calm myself down. Finally at the testing site, they scanned my palms and took my picture for security purposes. I was provided with a marker, paper, calculator, ear plugs and seated at a computer. While taking the exam I seriously thought I was going to fail. I felt my nerves were making my brain go blank. The questions towards the end of my exam didn’t seem harder, as others have said it did if they weren’t doing so well. I managed to complete my exam within an hour. The exam allows you to review but I suggest you don’t (unless you flagged specific questions). You’ll only second guess yourself….stick with your gut. After all was said and done, I hit submit for the last time and “Presumptively PASS” appeared on the screen. I sat there for a minute to make sure it wasn’t a figment of my imagination. WooHoo! I hope my story helps someone out! Good Luck!
-Debby (November 2016)
I just took my ASCP and passed on a first try. I can’t thank the creator of this website enough. I used wordsology for study tips, exam strategy and high yield notes. I categorized and reviewed almost all the recall questions, the process was time consuming but it paid off.
I completed my rotation 5 months ago and so I was not as fresh on the material. I studied for two months: a couple of hours during the first month and about 4 hours a day the second month. The material I used: this website, bottom line approach (especially tables, graphs, memory aid), the success book for areas that weren’t well covered in the bottom line book. I subscribed to LabCe and completed 5 adaptive exams scoring 52-55% at average difficulty 5.5, I also subscribed to PassASCP.org but their questions are from the recall questions from this website.
My thoughts on the exam: it was a fair exam, most of my questions were blood bank. I strongly encourage anyone to go through the recall questions I have seen about 30-35 questions that were from this website.
-Saro (November 2016)
Thank you so much for the website!!! I passed the test after studying really hard for three weeks and I still can’t believe it! This one was my second time taking it and I focused in Hematology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Blood Bank. Thank you for all the content, it was really useful!
-Barbara (November 2016)
…for the tremendous joy I feel right now because I just took the NY ASCP exam a few hours ago and when I saw the word “PASS” i almost had a seizure! Walking into the exam, I felt prepared enough thanks to your organized notes on all the major subjects!!!!!! And of course my effort in going over the Harr book, LabCe, class notes and YouTube videos for visuals. Sohail thank you wholeheartedly for this website! It means the world to me to earn the title: licensed laboratory technologist!
-Nataly (December 2016)
I just took my ASCP MLS today and passed!!! This wordsology site, LABCE, Quick review cards by polansky, BOC book and review book by Anna Ciulla are the books that tremendously helped me. 45 days of reviewing for 2 hours in morning and 2 hours in afternoon. Thank you again and good luck to everyone
-Maricel (December 2016)
I passed MLS (ASCPi) just recently. I found it hard because most of it covered Blood Banking and Microbiology. The charts in this site for Microbiology is the only reference that I’ve read and it’s really helpful. I didn’t sleep before the day of the exams (because damn – I can’t!) I really wanted to sleep but my mind was still awake. But thanks to this site and my prayers I’ve passed!
-RJ Baclagan (December 2016)
To Sohail and all the wonderful people who took the time to share their experiences and recalls…thank you so much! I passed my MLS exam recently. No words can describe how grateful I am for this website. My advice for the future test takers: the day of the exam you should relax and watch a movie or have a dance party instead of reviewing. Also don’t forget to eat a proper meal and sugar up before the test! Best of luck to you all. You can do this!
-Lele (January 2017)