Hey there everybody, I'm in my first semester of an ADN program at a community college and I just took my first big test today... I have been studying like crazy, but my teacher passed out the test today and I looked at the questions and I thought I was having an anxiety attack. Yeah I heard that the formet for the questions was going to be different (more critical thinking, choose the BEST answer,etc.) but I didn't think I was going to have such a hard time. I am pretty sure I passed, I'm just disheartened and very stressed out because I KNEW this information (or at least I thought I did). Everyone I know who took this class before me said that this first test is "the easiest one in nursing school." Yikes! I don't know what to do. I've always had a high GPA, usually do good on tests. I just don't know what I'm missing here... I'm doing great in skills lab... If anybody has any ideas for me please help me out.
Feb 16, '05
Just remember on multiple choice tests...there are usually 4 choices - a,b,c,d.
Two are definitely and obviously wrong. And remember that anything that has an absolute in it such as "always" or "never" or "only" is 99% of the time NOT the right answer.
The two remaining choices may both very well be right, it's your job to pick the one that is the MOST right answer.
The tests that included choices like a and c; or b and d; or all of the above always threw me for a loop!!
The tests I had in nursing school were hard! They paralleled very much the way the questions were written on the NCLEX.
Don't worry, you'll get better at it!!
Last edit by begalli on Feb 16, '05