The Almost Daily Word – Win Big on Performance Tests by Reading Their “Tells” – Part 1

“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker it, it’s you.” Paul Newman – Movie Star and Race Car Driver

The most common complaint I hear from applicants preparing to take the Performance Test is this:

“I had trouble organizing my answer. This created so much pressure to finish within three hours. There is so much material in every Performance Test and so little time to absorb and deal with it.”

“Practice makes perfect” in performance test writing; the more you write the better you’ll get. That said though, you can also practice spotting the sucker – not being a sucker.

Here’s the difference.

Every performance test is unique in many ways – it’s intended by the drafters to be. But, if you were, say, a “bar geek” like me (get a life Adam!) you might consider it interesting to go through as many of the 120 or so past questions to see if they have anything in comment. If you did, you might be able to describe the major types of performance tests and invent strategies for each one. No way you say?

Well … you’re in luck. Stay tuned to the “Almost Daily Word.”

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