Lesson Learned

By: Jessica

Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a great start to your week.  Did you have a great weekend?  I really do not want to start this on a negative note, but I want to share with you the hard lesson I learned over the last month.  I have no clue why it has taken me a month to remember to blog about it, but here it is.  This has to do with when you are taking the final quiz of each chapter.  Everyone that is currently taking this course knows that you only get one chance to take these quizzes, whereas the other quizzes you have other chances to retake your quizzes.  So with that being said, I took a test last month and I totally forgot to enter in some information for the medical bill for a new patient.  Have you done this before?  I totally freaked out because each one was worth over 10 pts each!  I immediately sent a message to my current teacher and asked if there was a way to go back and submit it.  She got back to me within the hour and said that I could just go in and add the info.  My test was already graded, but I could possibly get the points for entering in the information.  I was very grateful.

So, just as a helpful hint when you are doing your test, make sure to read all of the instructions (of course everyone knows that), and make sure to read the back of each page if you have the paper test sent to you.  If you are unclear of what to do reach out to someone that can help.  I would recommend doing this before you start the test.  Tests are very important to your grades.  If you are anything like me you like to jump right in and get everything finished in as short amount of time as possible…specifically tests because I tend to freak out before taking one.  Knowing that I have only one shot to make it perfect should give me enough sense to make sure I have all my ducks in a row, but as you can see, mistakes happen and that is why we have student services and teachers or tutors.  We are human and will make mistakes and that is ok, just make sure to not just say, “Oh well!” and take the bad grade.  Here are my test taking tips…

  1. Read the entire list of instructions before beginning.
  2. If there is a section of the test that needs to be completed in another section, read those instructions and make sure you are comfortable using that section.
  3. If you have questions on how to use another section, ASK. I cannot say that enough. I am guilty of just taking a bad grade so I don’t feel silly.  Do not do that.
  4. Take your time and go over every answer and make sure you have not missed anything before submitting.
  5. You can always save and submit later.

Hope this will help you.  See you guys next week!


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