As mention you need to know the standard well.
I have used two techniques to study:
1) The low tech method. Using index cards I write each item as a question on one side of the card and write the answer on the other. For example, I will draw and outline of a boat
and label all of the standing rigging
. On another card I will label running rigging
. On another I will show directions on a boat: forward, aft, astern, ahead, abeam, athwartships, etc.. These flashcards are good way to study. Writing them out yourself is crucial; you can buy flashcards bit making your own is more instructive.
2) The high tech method. When I was doing my ASA catamaran
instructors course I prepared a PowerPoint presentation of the standard. (I have let my Sail Canada
and ASA qualification lapse to focus on the standards for which I was getting the most work) https://www.slideshare.net/JackDale/asa-114-catamaran
I also have some teaching aids I use onboard.
1) The small plastic boats that came with older versions of Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing
Rules of Sailing
2) The Weather
Cycler (available from the Amercian meteorological Society https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cf...ion-materials/