Oh, thank you so much for your encouragement and support Linda! I’m excited, and scared, all at the same time. I spent last night poring over your FB pages reading everyone’s comments and your responses. It was this post from you that convinced me to do it:
Linda Evenson: Let me explain to you how I do tests: If you don’t score at least 85% on a test (an A or B), I reset the section so you can go back and study some more and retake the test when you’re ready. I will also give you hints as to what to study.
If you don’t get an 85% the second time, I will reset the section again and then give you a separate retest the third time, if I have one for that section. If you’re still having trouble, say, in punctuation, I will go through your test with you and give you the correct answers, and then ask you to find the appropriate rules and type them up and email them to me.
Most people — myself included — HATE making mistakes, and when we do, and we learn the correct way to do things and why, it really tends to stick in our brains — even at my age! That’s why I spend a lot of time explaining things thoroughly. In the long run, no one knows what you get on a test but you and me and that’s confidential anyway. The important thing is that you know the information so you can do an awesome job for your clients in the future. If we can achieve that, that’s our goal!
So that’s my theory on tests…and to quote Forest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that!” So don’t be afraid. I’m here to guide you to where you need to get: SUCCESS!
That post conveyed the fact that you WANT us to succeed, you are here for us, and you genuinely care and understand. It’s not just about making a fast buck like some of the tactics the other programs utilize. This is such an open, connected community that I can’t wait to be a part of it. As I mentioned above, I’ve been in healthcare the last four years, and have never felt like I fit in. Knowledge is power, and retaining, rather than sharing, is the norm. I’m praying this is my place.
All my best to you Linda. I honor your integrity and spirit!