Welp, Headed To Springfield On Sunday

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Luke O.'s Comment
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Been a rollercoaster ride for me the last few months, managing personal responsibilities and figuring out what Im doing with this whole trucking thing. I look forward to the training, but at the same time like every one else, Im fairly nervous as well. Ive gone over my paperwork about 20 times but ofc I still second guess myself constantly. 'Did I fill that out correct?' 'Did I forget to mention anything?' 'Did I choose the right time to do this?' 'Will I pass the blood pressure tests?' 'Can I truly mentally handle this lifestyle?' blah blah blah etc etc.

Also Im daily reminded that in a week from now Ill be gone for 3 months without seeing my wife, and all the challenges that brings. Nevermind having to keep my head cool, calm, and collected so I can focus on studying and learning on top of all that. My fingers are crossed that I can pass all the tests. Been studying out the wazoo the past few days,nearly round the clock studying. Plan to keep doing that up until I dont have the time anymore.

Wish me luck.


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Army 's Comment
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Good Luck, you got this.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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I'm excited for you! I will be in your shoes in 3 years time and it will be nerve wracking but it will also be so exciting! Keep us updating on how you're doing! All the best =)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Good luck.

Cwc's Comment
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RELAX!! If you've put half of the effort into it... You've got it just sit back and enjoy the ride.

David D.'s Comment
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What Cwc said. If you've done the High Road course you should be fine. Don't second guess yourself, if you flat out don't know, skip it if you can and come back to it. If you can't skip it the best answers are the longest one or "b". Watch out for "always", "never", and "except for". Most importantly for me is to slow down and read the questions and answers twice. Get a good night's sleep the night before and you'll pass it the first time. I have faith!


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Old School's Comment
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If you can't skip it the best answers are the longest one or "b".

rofl-3.gif Now that's a well thought out way to throw out a wild guess! I'll bet you probably know how to pick a winning lottery number too.

David D.'s Comment
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Actually I have no idea how to pick winning lottery numbers, I've bought one lottery ticket in my life and they drew the wrong numbers, so I quit. The reason that you pick the longest answer is because many times the right answer needs a longer explanation that wrong answers, but it need to be quite a bit longer, not just a couple of words. The reason I said to pick B was because that's what a teacher in high school told me to do, and he was a whole lot smarter than I am. Just out of curiosity I just looked this up and from what I've found on the Internet the longest answer holds up and so does the B answer. Actually if you have absolutely no idea what the answer is and they're all about the same length the best thing you can do is to pick the same letter all of the time because if the test is truly random (most are these days if they're generated by a computer) you have a 25% chance of getting the question right if you guess, assuming there's 4 answers. If you are in a situation where there is a penalty for a wrong answer (they will probably tell you this) you're better off leaving it blank. I truly was trying to be helpful.

Just for an example. Let's say that you have 75% of the answers on a test that you know are right because you know your material and the passing score is 80%. That leaves you with 25% that you have to guess at. If you guess the same answer all of the time the chances are that that you will get 1/4 of 25% right or 6.25%. When you add 6.25% to 75% you get 81.25% and you pass. Does this work all of the time, no, but it works often enough that it's better than not answering the question if you don't get penalized for wrong answers.

Really, I'm generally not trying to be a smart alek unless it's painfully obvious, but it's been known to happen,

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Would not have worked on this one. A, B, and C are almost equal.


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