2 Jul 25, '12
by Joe N635DC
One more thing. SATA questions are a mean animal, and you will see them. They are a love / hate relationship, we hate them because they are hard but by the same token we love seeing them show up because they (usually) indicate that we are doing well and are probably close to meeting the passing standard. There really isnt any way to prepare for these other than knowing your **** inside out but there are a few strategies you can use to pick them apart. Even so though they are still hard to tackle.
Treat each one as a true false
As you evaluate each option try to imagine a scenario where it could be the right answer or not
Look for similarities between the options, if the question stems from preventing complications of renal failure and gives you dietary options to include or exclude, look for the similarities between the foods. What has protien? What has carbs? Ask yourself what types of things you are trying to include or avoid and the answers will present themselves.
It can sometimes be like looking for the zebra. Please identify all of the fruits. Options: Banana, keyboard, Pear, orange, tomato. Even if you dont know the answer you can start grouping things that go together and consider which group is more likely to be correct.
Lastly - DO NOT just blow past these questions! If you are getting these then you could be really really close to passing (within a handful of right answers)! Treat them accordingly, if you are getting these they you are close, do your best! I saw a few of these come up close together and I ended up passing in the next 10 questions. If you blow past these and don't give them the proper attention that they deserve you will be subjecting yourself to further torture by having it give you even more questions (in which case if you are to pass you will see more SATA).
Last edit by Joe N635DC on Jul 25, '12