Helpful Tips on Passing LET ( Licensure Examination for Teachers)
In most perspectives, passing the board exam is difficult. Of course, otherwise everyone makes it. As per statistics revealed by the Professional Regulation Commission, during my time, of over fifty-thousands examinees for Secondary Education, more or less fifty percent passed. In some ways around, as they say, it's a matter of luck. In my experience, it's not. I think I invested so much in reading over and over again my LET Review books. Thanks to NCBTS LET Reviewer.
I encourage examinees not to cheat themselves on the degree of preparedness and not just to listen to the voice of confidence. Overconfidence, partly, results into loss of interest to read more and of concentration to digest more what supposed to be. Sometimes, one must be on the state of hunger to strive harder. In our college, one must pass first the pre-board examination before his TOR (exclusive for LET) will be released. Others (who failed the pre-board), because of the belief that chances of passing the actual board exam are even more, they falsify their TOR's (availing services in Recto) and confidently file for licensure exam. Friends of mine did the thing, but only one passed it. Well, that's better for her, but how about the others (they just caused a very low performance of the college).
LET items, especially Professional Education part, require depth of understanding and profound heart on various educational situations and on dealing with professional relationships. They do not actually evaluate your knowledge on different philosophies ( the -isms ), rather how an educator applies them in given complicated situations. Most items are given with conspicuous answers (the positive choices), however, others really demand critical and logical reasoning. In these cases, one must not take so much time thinking, let the instincts decide on the choice.
I was already teaching in college when I took the LET. That was September 30, 2012, last year. I managed not to attend my Saturday classes so I could have a school visit at Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP), the one near SM Sta. Mesa. It is, certainly advised for examinees to do the same for them not to waste time looking for the designated room right on the day of the exam (LET is always scheduled on Sunday).
Well, I don't know if you will believe me, but it's true. We had a drinking session (with few bottles of Red Horse beer) the night before the exam, but the intoxication, I don't know, caused me to wake up as early as two o'clock. I couldn't wait for so long so I took a cab and lo! I was too early (3:30 am). Is there an exam? Well, definitely. I could not feel in the atmosphere there was, until few hours. Wow. The bottom line here is BE EARLY. But not so exaggerated as I did.
The last I think is follow instructions. As might be expected, a machine will check your examination output. Imagine that almost all your answers are correct, and yet the machine rejects your paper...