Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Grand Conspiracy in Your Favour

If you’re feeling that the whole AMIE exam process is a conspiracy to make things difficult, let’s work on eliminating those negative thoughts.

Please note these points:

  • Exams are not designed to catch you out.
  • They provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate your abilities.
  • Examiners like giving marks to you if you write correct answer.
  • Exams can be completed in the allotted time.
  • Everyone’s memory is sufficient.

So, obviously, you want to pass, the examiners want you to pass (believe me they do!), your tutors want you to pass and I’m sure your family and friends want you to pass. That’s a lot of positive vibes before you even start. In fact, there appears to be a grand conspiracy in your favour going on here.

If you cocoon yourself in an isolated state of helplessness, you are making things unnecessarily difficult. There’s a lot of help around, all you have to do is make a little effort to secure it.

And don’t even begin to think that luck plays a major part. There will always be some elements of the course that you feel more comfortable with than others, and you will no doubt feel lucky if questions come up on those. But in the grand scheme of things this isn’t a make-or-break factor in exam success.