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06-17-2005, 02:35 AM
Just wondering if anyone will be doing the B-PAD in Ottawa on June 21st?
I will be taking the test on the 21. Is there any help/info that you can give concerning this test.
06-18-2005, 10:10 PM
well i read all the posts in this forum to get all the advice i could. If you have not done so, you should really consider reading them...there are helpful hints. I'm pretty nervous...i REALLY don't want to fail and have to wait another 6 months....i had to do so when i wrote the PATI and WCT the first time around....hopefully i can pass this on the first try. How do you feel going in? How are you preparing?
To tell you the truth, I've been doing the same thing. I failed the WCT on the first try so I also had to wait for the wonderful six months but I'm hoping that I can do this in one shot. I've been reading the posts that are on this site and going throught the example scenarios that they provide here.
I'm nervous because I don't know what they are looking for and it's hard to talk to something that doesn't answer back but I heard that as long as you show empathy, assertiveness and confidence you should be okay. I'm still not to sure on how I will do.
06-19-2005, 01:51 PM
Please remember it is not always that people do not answer back or not want to answer back - but the fact that everyone that is completed any level of testing has signed a Confidentiality Agreement with the O.A.C.P. - and I think that I speak for everyone in the room - that no one is going to risk their opportunity to give you a better chance by providing answers.
Just my 2-cents...............
I'm sorry, I think that you misunderstood what I meant about there being no response. I was talking about being in the actual test room and talking to the screen but not haveing any response back which is a little uncomfortable.
I realize that we can only give as much help as possible without giving too much information away.
06-19-2005, 02:17 PM
yeah i totally agree with you Shel.....the fact that the TV won't answer back sure makes things alot more awkward. I guess i'm just gonna talk....ask alot of relevant questions and show empathy when necessary, assertiveness when necessary, etc. I mean...that's all we can do right? They say that knowlegde of police procedures are not necessary, so all we can do is be ourselves and use our common sense...hopefully it'll work! :)
My point exactly. I think you will do fine. I think we just have to use common sense depending on the situation and we should pass this stage.
Here's to seeing you at the next stage.
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