Text anxiety is something that anybody who’s ever taken a test can account for.
Your heart begins beating rapidly every time you hear the word “exam.” You feel like you can memorize nothing, no matter how hard you try to cram. You feel like you’re not going to make it, that you’re going to fail for sure. You feel trapped and hopeless—but you’re not alone. Neither are you alone in believing the many myths about exams, which arise primarily from the fear and phobia of exams.
From elementary school students to mental health counseling examinations, exam fever affects most people. It’s perfectly fine to believe in myths when they’re all around you. We’ll help you identify and overcome them.
Getting the Most Expensive Study Guides
It’s a common misconception to think that simply by getting the priciest pack of study material is going to be enough. You could find the same material in any other book. However, not all books are adequate; many of them are generalized police exam books for an array of police exams. They will thus contain topics that will not be in the exam, which you will waste time studying. . Similarly, there might be topics in the exam that will be absent in that book, because each exam is different.
You Don’t Need a Lot of Material
Most candidates think that simply by hoarding up on study guides and reading material, they have a better shot at the exam.
This doesn’t hold up for two reasons: the first being that you actually need to read in order to pass an exam, and the second being that you’ll never be able to read everything. If you hoard 20 books instead of 10, you’re only overburdening yourself with a lot more irrelevant material. The more books there remain to be read, the more you’ll fear you’re left behind.
Studying Only the Night of the Exam
We’re not saying that it doesn’t work, because for some exceptional and bright candidates, it can. Bear in mind, exceptional is the key word here. And most of us aren’t Nikola Tesla or Albert Einstein. You need to take your exam prep very seriously, and must begin preparation far in advance. In this manner, you’ll have time enough to go through everything, and won’t have to rush through material at the last moment.
Of Short Cuts
Many candidates believe that they don’t really need to study a lot: that all they need is a dictionary of mnemonics and a bunch of “important questions” to be fullyprepared for the exam.
They leave out, quite deliberately, on parts of their syllabi, undermining their significance. Unluckily for them, everything needs scrutiny and attention. There have never been any shortcuts to passing exams, and candidates who have tried this have failed miserably in their attempts.
You Don’t Need Preparatory Classes
For exams that are role-specific, such as the civil services exam, you can’t make do without preparatory classes. There’s a lot that goes into the written exam for these services, and if you’re not fully prepared, you could face a massive setback since the passing percentage sits at a lofty 70% and appointment to the position at 90%. Also, these exams are only given once every four to seven years.
Don’t make the mistake of sitting in the exam with no preparation. Take classes from experienced instructors and pass with flying colors. Civil Services Success in New York offers classes in NYC, Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester regions. Give us a call at (631) 218-0889 to sign up for the courses. We help court and county exam aspirants in their exam prep.