NPTE Myth – Luck
Have you heard of even said “All I need is luck for the NPTE?” If so, you’re not alone. During one of Therapy Exam Prep’s (TEP) free live webinar NPTE assessment, I was doubted by someone that told me it was just luck that prevented them from passing previously. Honestly, no it was not luck but lack of proper preparation for the exam. There’s no luck about passing the NPTE but actual proper preparation, commitment and implementation of strategies for success.
I’m sure the person didn’t believe me but really, how do you increase a score exam 30, 40 or even 50 points with luck? You don’t! You really can’t rely on luck to pass the NPTE by hoping, wishing or praying without actually putting the time in to studying the right things, understanding how the exam works and really implementing tips and strategies for a successful passage. This NPTE is not a guessing game and hope to get the right answer. This is an entry level license exam to make sure you are safe and competent to practice on actual patients. Why wouldn’t you take this exam serious enough to understand and give the proper NPTE exam preparation?
In the present time, patients have access to a lot of information and when being treated they expect that you can answer their questions. If you relied on luck and couldn’t answer their inquiries, their trust won’t be there and most likely they wouldn’t return. They wouldn’t want to know you just barely passed the NPTE but couldn’t apply the knowledge to their current condition. And guess what? A lot of the NPTE questions on the exam are presented in a clinical way and rely on understanding of the information – not luck.
Is it luck that you just happened to get all of the easy questions on the NPTE? No, as I’m sure that’s not going to happen and without knowing how to handle what to do luck won’t help you here.
Is it luck that you understand everything without studying? No and this won’t fare well on the exam or your actual scores.
Is it luck that the NPTE will only test you on the material you studied and not the topics you didn’t? No and most likely the NPTE questions are integrated and require you to really be able to think clinically.
Is it luck that you happened to just miss enough questions to pass? Maybe but how do you know what’s right?
Is it luck that you can memorize the practice exams and can put the answer down without reading the full question? Maybe but really the NPTE is not academic but clinical based which is what TEP emphasizes.
With the new changes in place for the NPTE with a heavy emphasis of clinical thinking – luck just has no place for the NPTE. If you want to truly be successful on this exam, you’ll want to be sure you are completely ready, can think clinically and really have the proper preparation. This is just one aspect TEP emphasizes.