A few years ago we decided to join the army so that we could study for our entrance exam. The day before the exam was due to take place, we thought that it would be a good idea to sign up online to one of the service websites that take care of all the hard work for us.
There were only three steps to complete and there was no need to bring any documentation with you. If you wanted, you could do it on your own but we didn’t want to do anything that would be time consuming. And in order to get an accurate result, you had to have broadband internet and an email address.
Now you can see why it took so long to get through the process. We did everything by ourselves and there was no backup plan. The system was designed by people who weren’t trained to deal with students like us and the help websites were written by people who didn’t understand either us or the process.
The system didn’t ask us what the quizzes were about or what our answers were. All they wanted was our academic transcripts. This was a mistake because we never understood why they wanted transcripts when we didn’t know what the university required of us. We started taking the examination badly and a lot of work was wasted.
When we attended a class, they were more interested in answering the questions than in teaching us how to pass the university’s education system. We felt overwhelmed and afraid and decided to switch to another education system.
Going to the test was the worst experience we ever had. No one was willing to listen to us and we were tired of being made to feel stupid. We didn’t even bother doing the practice questions which were so much easier than the real one. It just seemed hopeless.
When we finally got the results back from the tutors, they showed us a huge discrepancy between the total of the work and the amount of work that we did on the whiteboard. There was no way that we could have made that much effort from the materials given to us.
We tried to take some remedial classes but it was a very difficult time and we never really felt that we could progress as a group. We were made to feel very stupid for taking the exams in the first place. They didn’t give us an option other than to go through the same course again.
Even though we felt helpless, we thought that if we asked questions, then maybe someone would give us answers. There were a few people who told us about online guides that would help us out, but we wanted more than that.
We wanted to find the answers that other people had found so that we could prove that we were smarter than everyone else. We thought that by using a study guide, we would be able to pass the entrance exam for our university. We were wrong again because there was no study guide and all the information we found were unhelpful.
That’s when we realized that if there was a problem with the exams and they weren’t fair, we should at least find someone who could give us the advice we needed, instead of people who were just trying to sell us something and trying to push us into buying their products. We couldn’t understand why anyone would go to the trouble of trying to sell us something that we didn’t need. and we couldn’t understand why any of them would put up with us wasting their time with useless information.