Starting with Section 2 Motions use the chart below to create your study plan. You can choose to write and make notes in your study guide or make copies of what you are working on. Section 2 Motions has 400 questions in the study guide there are 100 question on the Section 2 Motions exam.
You should also be memorizing the 8 Subsidiary Motions and the
5 Privileged Motions, you need to know the characteristic of each; can motion interrupt a speaker, does it need a second, is the motion amendable, debatable, does it need a majority vote, a 2/3 vote or a chair's decision for the motion to pass or be dealt with and can the motion be reconsidered. The knowledge of these motions will go along way in helping you understand motions and how they are moved.
I make a list every night of the 13 ranking motions in order of highest to lowest ranking with the coordinating information that I described above for each motion.
I try to set aside two hours a night to study I actually schedule it!
I take my RONR everywhere so if I have time I read!
Happy studying my friends!
SIX STEPS TO MAKING A MOTION
To make a motion, a person must be a voting member of the group that is meeting. There are six steps in the motion process:
PARLIAMENTARY FACTS TO AID LEARNERS
Types of deliberative assemblies:
Rules of an assembly:
Order of business (MRS SUN):
M = reading and approval of Minutes
R = Reports of officers, boards, and standing committees
S = reports of Special committees
S = Special orders
U = Unfinished business and general orders
N = New business
Processes of amendment:
Committees that must report to open a convention and vote required to adopt each report:
Kinds of committees:
Action that can be taken in the absence of a quorum:
Happy New Year! This is the year to take the plunge and study for the RP exams I have included some study habits and other things that are necessary to make you successful.
Honestly, there are a lot of great ideas on this list. I took most of it from "Nola's Daily Doses" it is a great place to start a plan and be organized!
1. Make a commitment to yourself
2. Determine how much time per day/week/month you can commit
3. Determine a study schedule
4. Set up a study area and a study grab bag. (a grab bag with your RONR & 1200 questions great way to grab some study time while you are waiting for kids or an appointment)
5. Buy a copy of the 1200 Questions and RONR
6. Tab your RONR with prepared tabs from NAP store.
7. Copy questions from 1200 Questions or answer on separate piece of paper (I use my book for notes and write all over it....)
8. Join or Start a study group
9. Join and attend a local unit
10. Master Part II before you continue on to Part III and so on.
Now that you have all your materials lets looks at some study tips from the 1200 Questions "Tips for Studying" Pages 1-2
1. Know how RONR is organized
Table of Contents
First Half of RONR pages 1-344
Second Half of RONR pages 345-564
Roman Numeral pages
2. Practice using index
3. Identify concepts and key words
Read the questions very carefully. Circle main points. Key words.
4. Identify underlying themes
5. Keep synonyms and related topics in mind
6. Add to the index
7. Look for unusual areas
Some quotes will have italics, quotation marks, reference numbers and
8. Follow up on cross references
9. Check the footnotes
10. Look for the exact quote
11. Don't get bogged down
12 Remember there is a key.
Using the RONR is an art in itself. Read questions carefully & good studying habits are the key to your success!
Share with us about your study groups and study habits.
One bit of advise I got was to start with Section 2 I am taking my test on Section 2 on 1/24/2018. I will let you know how it goes.