Last month I was travelling to Vegas for the first time since the C word that shall not be named. Nothing excites me like going on holiday and I turned up at Heathrow airport full of the joys of spring, ready to check in.
Before you can get to the check in desk there was a security man who had to check your flight details and vaccine passport. I tell him our flight number and he checks the paper list in front of him. Then he checks the list again. Then he does it again. At this moment I can feel the anxiety start to set in. Finally, he looks at me and tells me that my flight doesn’t exist, and I must be flying on a different airline.
I know this is not the case and start to feel panic rise in me saying no, this is the right airline, our flight is at this time, and you need to double check. He has his paper list in his hand, still saying no your flight does not exist. I think he sees that I am about to lose it as he turns over the piece of paper and lo and behold there is our flight number! I started to laugh with relief and the security guy is super apologetic and it turns out this is his first day on the job.
So why am I sharing this with you? Well, this episode got me thinking about problems that students can have in their exams. In your CIPS CR exams you can and should answer the questions in any order, not necessarily 1 – 4. Answering the question that you like best is going to give you confidence and this should help you tackle the more difficult questions.
However, a word of warning here. Just like the security guard – remember to turn the page! What I mean by this, is if students answer out of order they can, and I have seen this, forget to answer all questions.
Please turn the page and scroll through every question to ensure that you finish the entire exam and answer the questions in order of which you prefer. This will help you maximise your success in the exam.
Thanks for reading and good luck in your exam