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Disappointed about your score?

OK so you scored some bad % and feel worry about it? This article is not to motivate you with weird psychological gimmicks, but to let you know the fact that you don't need to worry about your ExamLab score at all.

The key fact you have to know is ExamLab questions are pretty much tougher than what you get in the real exam. ExamLab is not just another ordinary plain-old testing tool, but a thing with which you can 'learn' than testing yourself. In fact, ExamLab questions are not tough, but tricky - tricker than the real exam and other mocks. I made the questions this way because we have proven evidence that it will boost up your ability to solve 'tricky' questions in the real exam. With all these tricky questions, we fine-tune that neuron thingies in your brain, making the real exam just a piece of cake for you. To make that possible, follow these instructions when you do ExamLab exams.

First, when you answer questions, do it in few rounds. In the first round, feel free to skip the questions that seem to be tough at the first glance. In the second round, try to answer the tough questions you skipped. Use the 'Mark' feature to mark the questions that you hate to answer, so you can answer them in the third round. If you have plenty of time left, go another round verifying all your answers.

Don't forget to review your answers after you end an exam. Reviewing is the most important part and you must review all your questions even if you scored good. If you feel uncomfortable in reviewing them right after you end the exam, just go ahead and take a break. All your answers can later be reviewed from the test results section. When reviewing, it is better if you can read the explanations given for all questions, but if you don't have much time with you, you may feel free to skip the questions that you answered correctly. However, NEVER do skip a question that you answered wrongly. You answered it wrongly means there is something for you to learn out of it. When you answer the questions that you answered wrongly, do NOT simply look at the explanation at the first place. Just recall why you selected that answer and what rule/concept you applied from the mind. For example, you might had thought that when there are many overloaded methods, the version which will be invoked by a particular method call depends on the runtime type of the object you pass to the parameter. Just recall what you thought and then check the correct answer and the explanation given. If the given explanation gives an idea that contradicts what you used to believe, verify it by writing a small program to demonstrate that concept. After you verified it, summarize what you learnt into a single sentence, and write it down on piece of paper as a new rule you learnt. Repeat this procedure for all questions you answered wrongly. At the end, you are with a piece of paper full with new concepts that you never knew before. Read them all again and memorize them.

That's the way we recommend you to use ExamLab in. With that use, do NOT use your ExamLab score to measure your preparedness. Try to increase your score, but don't rely on it at all. If you can score something around 60% on ExamLab, you can more likely score around 90% in the real exam.

I wish you good luck on the exam!

Devaka Cooray
Author of ExamLab

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