Attacking the Standardized Exam : The Art of Mastering by Ronald S. Thompson

By Ronald S. Thompson

"I have spent the higher a part of the final fifty three years taking good over 1000 a number of selection exams. As undefined, I struggled via highschool. Armed with an ordinary IQ and a few rather major studying disabilities, I slightly graduating with a 1.4 grade element common. in spite of the fact that, i used to be clever adequate to determine early on that a lot of lecturers, and that reaching luck in lecturers, had way more to do being able to grasp a number of selection checks than uncooked mind. From there i started a 35 12 months research at the artwork and technology of passing, learning and scoring excessive on a number of selection tests.

Despite a really substandard highschool GPA, I scored excessive adequate at the SAT and the ACT to be authorized to the college of Michigan, one of many best educational associations within the kingdom. Upon commencement from university, I accredited a fee as an officer within the usa Marine Corps. As a Marine Officer, I accomplished dozens of army and civilian faculties, together with a Masters measure from Boston college, and a Juris health practitioner measure from the college of Detroit university of legislations. in truth, I earned an entire trip army scholarship to legislation tuition established totally on the very fact I scored so hugely at the legislation university flair try out (98th percentile). Upon final touch of legislations institution, I handed the Michigan Bar examination at the first try out, scoring 149 issues at the multistate (the a number of selection element of the exam), which was once one query clear of computerized passage (at one hundred fifty they examiners should not have to grade the essay portion). i've got additionally taken and utilized a few of the Marine Corps techniques of self-discipline and psychological durability to the artwork of getting ready for, taking, and passing a number of selection exams.

Resigning my fee and leaving the Marine Corps in 1990, I persisted either my schooling in addition to honing my attempt taking abilities. I at the moment carry 12 expert licenses and five expert designations, which required me to cross numerous entire and hard a number of selection examinations. i've got additionally attended dozens attempt training classes. From these classes i've got “cherry picked” the entire worthwhile classes and attempt taking suggestions and feature incorporated these during this publication.

One of the pro licenses I carry is a paramedic license. As a paramedic i've got received a miles higher knowing of the anatomy and body structure of try taking. attempt taking is all concerning the vital frightened approach, which in fact comprises the mind. notwithstanding, as I clarify during this publication, it truly is transparent that the sympathetic and parasympathetic worried platforms have as a lot to do with passing and failing a number of selection exams as does the mind. for this reason, i've got additionally utilized lots of these principals during this book."

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