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Old 06-18-2005, 05:09 PM
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Anyone have any last minute ideas or recommendations

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Old 06-18-2005, 05:16 PM
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Relax, get a good dinner and then a good nights rest!

Dress in layers, so if it's warm you can peel some clothes off.

Answer the questions you know first, like right off the bat, then go back and revisit the remaining ones, sometimes a question later in the test will "jog" you and then you can answer the iffy ones. If you just don't know it, then skip through it again and then go back for the third time and do process of elimination.

The main thing is relax!

Good luck and let us know how you did!

TB
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:33 PM
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Allen,

From a prior post on the same subject:

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Nationally, the pass rate for examinations is in the range of 30% to 45%. The development of State examinations for many professions, including appraisers, are now the domain of the psychometrician. Systems and statistics are used to track questions and answers. A well monitored examination is often modified and massaged in response to examinee's responses.

Your chances of passing such an examination is maximized using a system and recognizing there most likely is more than one correct answer. You, as the examinee, have the task of selecting the best answer. How is this done? Read the question. Real ALL of the answers. Use a process of elimination to get rid of the obviously wrong answers and make your selection from those remaining.

In the event you cannot make the selection, move on to the next question and repeat the process. Given the number of questions asked and the subject matter that must be tested, chances are you will find hints to the most correct answers elsewhere in the examination.

Using this method, it is not unusual to pass over as much as 50% of the questions without selecting an answer. No problem. Just continue with the process. The advantage is you should be virtually assured the questions you HAVE answered are correct. If it is only 50%, you are 2/3 of the way to a passing grade. You only need to get 50% of the remaining questions correct to get a passing grade. More than likley, your confidence will be higher at this point and you will be learning to go with the flow and trust your instincts without overthinking the test and falling into distractors left to pull you off the right track.

Be calm, be confident and learn to trust your instincts.
All the best,

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Old 06-18-2005, 09:26 PM
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Pass rate 30-45%???? Really? Wow, we're on the bottom once again in Mississippi. I must have been studying for the general exam, because the test here was a breeze. I missed 2 out of 125 questions. You must know the vocabulary, that was important down here. I'm sure the rest of the country is much more advanced and it may be tough.

After studying all the math, I have a new respect for Generals.

Don't worry, you'll do fine.

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Old 06-19-2005, 11:00 AM
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Passed......................

Thanks all for your help, I'm sure glad thats behind me.

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Old 06-19-2005, 11:16 AM
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:allcolors: :allcolors: :allcolors:

Congratulations!

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Old 06-19-2005, 02:47 PM
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Congratulations!

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Old 06-22-2005, 12:10 PM
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Rhonda,

In CA they don't tell you your score if you pass... only the % wrong in each category if you fail. I hate that.

Ken
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:25 PM
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Hello,
I've been out of town doing all that 'rural' stuff in North Mississippi. All those wonderful mobile homes and houses without numbers waaaaaaaay out in the sticks!

Ken, they don't tell the score in MS either, but my husband caught a 'peek' at her little sticky note with my score!

It is hard to believe anyone could fail the test in Mississippi! If they do, I certainly don't want them working around me.

Have a good one.

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