I am taking the BOCES LPN entrance exam this feb, and have been preparing with a review book I purchased.
Some of the questions, seemed difficult...then, when I got my registration confirmation from BOCES, it included sample questions all of which were really simple, such as "If you have $20 and spend $11, how much do you have left?"
Has anyone taken this particular exam and had this experience? Is the test one standard exam across the country?
This pre-test has always been there, At least in NY. The test generally starts out easy and gets more difficult as u proceed. Make sure you read everything prior to starting. I had to take the math section twice. Simply because I didn't read the directions correctly. It use to be u got your results the same day. I understand now it takes a few weeks. I tested In Troy, NY In 1996. Things have changed since then.
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Cheating is defined as writing down answers to questions that don't belong to u. Notching a pencil, in my opinion goes along with part of the learning process. Call it what you want. As stated, I took the test twice prior to passing.
I don't think cheating has such a narrow definition. Under that rigid of a definition, writing down formulas on your hand would be perfectly acceptable since they didn't involve answers that didn't "belong to you". The questions that ask for answers, as they relate to measuring distance, were intended to determine if the student could accurately assess relationships pertaining to distance. If you have a notched pencil, you are not assessing the relationship, you are in fact knowing the relationship because of your use of a home made ruler. If notching a pencil were a part of the learning process:
a. You would not have had the desire to hide it.
b. The test proctors would have given out rulers.
I'm sorry, I did not mean to hijack your thread. I realize this is off topic for the subject at hand. I also do not mean to offend you. What you said caught my eye and I responded. I think it's an interesting issue (cheating and its various forms as they relate to personal ethics) but perhaps this is not the correct forum to debate it. I certainly did not mean to make this a personal attack, but I would like to say that I do not think it is appropriate to give a test taker the advice that you gave, because it clearly is cheating. I personally would not want to have anyone on my healthcare team who cheated to pass their entrance exam.
Last edit by DaFreak71 on Feb 11, '06