i dont know why i failed my lpn entrance exam.............i need advise please
Jul 27, '09
i've taken several computerized and regular entrance exams in the past couple years and they never fail to confound me. i've passed them all but have come out of all of them feeling like a total dumb *$#@.
considering i'm proficient in math, the sciences (i've got an undergrad degree in biology), and english (i'm a reader and love new words), i am not kidding when i say that i'm surprised when i get results.
some of my pet peeve questions:
word associations where there are 2 words that either are similar sounding, similar spelling or otherwise close or not close but seem like they should be, and you have to determine if they are: (a) the same, (b) opposite, or (c) not related. yowzaa!
and goofy math questions where you're given word problems. an example is mary and julie go to the store. mary has twice as much money as julie and spends it in half the time. how much money did julie spend if she has $3 left over?
and dividing decimals. having to count over to the right so many spaces.....yikes! i haven't done that kinda stuff in years. proper fractions, improper fractions, multiplying fractions, invert and multiply to divide a fraction...
and the science part: metamorphic rock, components of the earth's crust, how much of the earth is covered in fresh water? moon spots, black holes. what are the building blocks of proteins (amino acids, yay! i know an answer!).
all the while the little clock in the corner of the computer screen is ticking...
so my palms sweat, my heart rate increases and i'm not liking any of it. i'd rather be walking barefoot over red-hot coals or bungee jump off the golden gate bridge.
i've yet to complete a test a computerized test. 75 questions in 12 minutes and the computer shuts off. i've maybe completed 55.
what exactly am i being tested for? my general knowledge of all things insignificant in the universe?
how is it that the results of this test can determine my, or someone else's future?
needless to say, i am not looking forward to taking the nclex!
Last edit by plaza on Jul 27, '09