Tip no. 5. THE PROFESSIONAL APPROACH
Exams rule throughout our school and college life determining the direction of our future careers. Our collective experience is of pressure, worry and concern because everything is dependent on those examinations. This intense emotion is the background to taking examinations when we are older. It is the wrong background. When you are sitting for professional examinations, you are generally in work and raising families. It has dawned on you that examinations are not the only criteria for a decent living and that getting qualified is part of your life not the reason for existence. Yet when you prepare for that exam all the old emotions return. Change your approach.
Treat the examiner like a difficult client. Your brief is to prepare for a series of questions and prepare a professional response. You do not have to know everything on the subject but you need to know what is appropriate. You will not satisfy every client but you will do your best, neither walking out in tears nor sitting dumb.
Professional exams are only part of your job; approach them professionally