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Old 01-15-2011, 09:49 PM   #16
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Just put in perspective. You've gone to school for 4 or 5 years and the only thing standing in your way is this test. Hopefully you've gone to class and applied yourself. You know this information. Study, relax, and remember you have 3 chances to pass it. At the very worst you have to wait another 3 months.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:27 PM   #17
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School always gave me terrible anxiety, but the relief of completely a big test/project, and getting solid results......there are few better feelings than knowing your hard work and effort paid off.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:45 PM   #18
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Texas Bar Exam:

3 hours first day, short answer.
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6 hours 3rd day, essays.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:48 PM   #19
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Texas Bar Exam:

3 hours first day, short answer.
6 hours second day, multiple choice.
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Yeah, I don't envy law and med students.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:57 PM   #20
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Good luck my fellow Blazer !
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:58 PM   #21
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i don't mind tests one at a time. what stresses me out is multiple tests on different subjects at one time. i can't multi task so usually i do awesome in one test, two i will do ok, and one i will just scrape through. going into third year now i'm going to actually have to move from casual uni student to studious uni student.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:00 PM   #22
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here's a nice little question that you may or may not be able to answer.

a client with clinical depression misses his/her medication (SSRI/SNRI) for a day, comes to you reporting "brain zaps" (what almost feels like mini neural seizures) and asks you what they are and whether the medication is correct.

can you answer?
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:04 PM   #23
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I was going to start a thread a while ago to see people's opinions about the use of standardized test taking in the school system. Not the racial issues that have been beaten to death but the potential adverse effects on creative development and the restraints it places on cirriculum. Im interested especially opinion from people on ISH who have spent time working as educators.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:37 PM   #24
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here's a nice little question that you may or may not be able to answer.

a client with clinical depression misses his/her medication (SSRI/SNRI) for a day, comes to you reporting "brain zaps" (what almost feels like mini neural seizures) and asks you what they are and whether the medication is correct.

can you answer?

Medication is not my expertise. I would consult with the client's medication provider (assuming I have or can get a release). I would would then delve into their experience and if they have a pattern of missing medication, I would work with them to figure out how future lapses of medication can be prevented (or even see if there is a reason behind them skipping meds beyond the "Oops, I forgot"). If there is persistent neurological issues, I would refer them out to a neuropsychologist.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:42 PM   #25
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I was going to start a thread a while ago to see people's opinions about the use of standardized test taking in the school system. Not the racial issues that have been beaten to death but the potential adverse effects on creative development and the restraints it places on cirriculum. Im interested especially opinion from people on ISH who have spent time working as educators.

I think it depends on the purpose of the test for me. In the younger grades, standardized tests are not often seen as useful because they put pressure on teachers to get the kids to "pass the test" rather than simply get the kids to enjoy learning so they can be more productive in the future. However, I have no problem with standardized tests to test competence (like the one I am taking). The purpose of this test isn't for me to learn (the learning should have already happened in the program). Instead, the purpose of the test is to make sure I have learned enough to not put the public that I work with in harms way.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:46 PM   #26
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I think it depends on the purpose of the test for me. In the younger grades, standardized tests are not often seen as useful because they put pressure on teachers to get the kids to "pass the test" rather than simply get the kids to enjoy learning so they can be more productive in the future. However, I have no problem with standardized tests to test competence (like the one I am taking). The purpose of this test isn't for me to learn (the learning should have already happened in the program). Instead, the purpose of the test is to make sure I have learned enough to not put the public that I work with in harms way.

Yeah, I should have specified that I meant standardized testing in secondary education. Testing for professional licenses and other things is a whole different ball game.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:47 PM   #27
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I remember during highschool, I used to come home after a test and walk around the house saying "oh i failed it, i didn't know this, i couldn't remember that".

Usually came out with a B or better.

The fact that you're placing so much importance on what it means rather than focusing on what you may or may not remember/retain/already know means that you know your stuff and if you can find a way to realize that it's just a test, you've got it made.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:50 PM   #28
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I remember during highschool, I used to come home after a test and walk around the house saying "oh i failed it, i didn't know this, i couldn't remember that".

Usually came out with a B or better.

The fact that you're placing so much importance on what it means rather than focusing on what you may or may not remember/retain/already know means that you know your stuff and if you can find a way to realize that it's just a test, you've got it made.

I'd normally agree with this, but the scary part is that the way the scoring criteria is set for this test makes it so it is pretty much A or F. If it is not damn near perfect, you fail.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:26 AM   #29
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They had a study on ABC News the other night about test-taking. They said that people who wrote down their fear of failures down before they took a test did 54% better than people who didn't write down the fear or failures or what might happen.

Basically you need to clear your mind of what's going to happen if you don't do well, so you have a better chance of doing well.

So true.

Fear is only relative to the ends we project.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:28 AM   #30
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NO one test will determine your future. Of course I hope and wish you do well but in the slight chance that you don't, you can always bounce back from it.

Good luck man.
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