So you want to know how to pass any exam, huh? Ok, lets start…
Becoming an exam terminator (ET) is a long and exciting process. You will need to develop skills in several areas and to sit a lot of exams. First steps towards becoming an exam terminator involve overcoming you fear from exams. Exams are designed to be passed – always remember that. A group of teachers, aka Board of examiners, gather together and spend long time developing exams and tests; these guys actually design exam papers so that they can be passed.
Every exam can be passed because it was originally been designed to be passed. Your job is to establish what needs to be done to pass. How you do that will be discussed later. This is all you need to know for now. Remember – A great amount of time is spent during the design of almost any exam so that it can be passed
You just found the first truth about exams. Lets now look at the student-teacher relationship. Teachers evaluate exams and they determine your grade. It is of utmost importance to understand teachers before you pass their exams. Bear in mind that this is not easy. Generally speaking the fight between teacher and a student is one of unequal power:
- Teachers know their subject better than you – never confront with a teacher on a subject matter issue
- Teachers have more social experience – they talk better infront of public and have more confidence
- Teachers are a clique – they support each other and in most of the cases solve “problems” together but in the same time rate students against each other and prohibit teamwork in class.
Never enter into a direct conflict with a teacher. You don’t stand the chance. There are some advanced techniques that we will discuss but for beginners this is not recommended.
On a separate note passing your exams with good grades is ever so important. Consider these trends. More and more employers are looking for specific professional certificates like PMP, ACCA, CCNA etc. These certificates are nothing more than expensive exams. A lot of people are struggling to pass them and land a good paying job. The mania for standardization of skills and knowledge means only one thing. In the future there will be exams, tests and certification exams for anything. Exams to be passed if you want to be successful.