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OT How to deal with failures
I recently took a board exam where I prepared 5 months night and day for, and I just found out I failed. What is the best way to deal with this situation?
Thu. Jul 19, 11:19am
pick yourself up by your boots and take it again. Now you know what areas you may need to study for again. Remember, you're not the only one who has failed it.
And relax, you'll do great!
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 11:22 AM
Oh so sorry...I had professional training so I had to take tons of exams. It can get harrowing ...but remember tests are only that...TESTS...and they measure your ability to TAKE tests. They don't measure your ability to work as a future professional.
Just dust yourself off and schedule the next exam. Do you need some help like an exam training course?
You will pass...just keep taking the exam until you do. Hang in there...and 11:22 is absolutely right...you aren't the only one who failed the exam.
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 11:48 AM
My brother-in-law failed the bar exam 5 times before he passed!! One would think he didn't know his stuff and that he should probably give up right? NO! He passed on the sixth time (he's just a horrible test taker) and he's an incredible lawyer now, working for a very prestigious firm.
Keep trying-you know the answers! You know the material! Keep taking the test till you beat their game!
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 1:08 PM
As a teacher it could be so frustrating to watch kids of equal ability, who were performing nearly identically academically, take a test and one would excel and the other would barely scrape by or fall short. Testing is definitely not the greatest way to measure knowledge, but it's unfortunately not going away because it's easy to measure the results of a test and we as a society love to put numbers on things as a measure of how good they are.
Do your best not to let this get you down or doubt yourself. it sucks, but if you're not a great test taker you can learn to be a better one. Take as many practice tests as you can in the same conditions as the real test (or as close as you can get to them). Get up at the same time, isolate yourself, set a timer, only allow the breaks you would get in the test, etc...
Go over the answers you missed, make study guides - writing or typing things out while reading the material out loud to yourself is a great way to remember stuff. You get the visual and audio component (which most people need). When you only read the material you're not absorbing it as well as when you read it and say it, or discuss it with someone else if you feel too self-concious to read out loud. You don't even get as much out of listening to someone else, but when you say it - your brain is FORCED to process it and writing the material at the same time only emphasizes that.
And yes - you are likely in good company :-) Everyone has days that could have been better, but you can learn from this and make the next time a better day. Best wishes and sorry if that got preachy - occupational hazzard.
It's not so important that you succeed the first time, it's important to keep trying in the face of adversity - that is what makes us stronger, better and kinder people. ::hugs::
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 1:49 PM
Thanks again for all the motivation, I really truly appreciate it.
I am gonna retake the test in about 5 weeks
The US medical Licensing exams are one of the toughest around, but like you all have said, I am probably not a good test taker, I will practice more questions and work on my weak points.
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 2:05 PM
I just had to study for a test. I made flash cards. I wrote the questions down in a notebook and answered them. than made flash cards so I could quiz myself..
write notes. flash cards. bounce facts off your friends and coworkers will keep things fresh in your mind.
you can do it. not everyone is great with tests but that doesnt mean you wont be wonderful in your prodfession. dont look at it as failure. look at it as a chnace to learn more about the subject and become knowledgable in what you need to know to pass.
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 3:15 PM
read the biography of harry truman, former us president. this guy attempted to succeed more than anyone i've read about. he faile on many, many occassions. but, "failed" is relative. some say that to "fail", one need do nothing. simply by trying, one is successful.
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 3:29 PM
biography of Abe Lincoln, he failed so many times in so many different aspects of his life but he preservered and was one of the greatest presidents of our time
Thursday, July 19, 2007, 3:41 PM
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