Originally Posted by JoeB
I've been reading your posts over the last couple of months, and send my congrats for your success and sticking with it. For those of us who are aiming to follow in your (RR) tracks for L2, can you put your finger on anything of particular note that was different between your exams? By different, I mean things you did differently (attitude, task completion, skill improvement, revelations, etc.?) or things the examiner did differently (standards interpretations, task assignment, etc.)?
Thanks, Joe. Here are my thoughts. Remember that they related to PSIA-C.
Although this did not affect me, I thought I would let you know that the examiners had somewhat wildly different approaches to teaching segments. These include:
1. You pick your own teaching assignment
2. Vague/broad teaching assignment with lots of critique and technical questions during the segment.
3. Take a simple teaching exercise, teach it, and correct the movements of one candidate in the group to pass.
4. Take a standard exercise, teach it, and then, at the end, the examiner will tell everyone he's doing it wrong and will want movement analysis from the person teaching.
As to skiing:
1. My day 3 examiner asked me to make my stance wider. I skied wide for the entire day and kept saying "wide...wide...wide" as my timing mechanism while I turned all day long. He was impressed with my change. He also asked for more CM movement forward with lateral extension; I think I delivered it.
2. As to all the examiners, I skied slightly taller than in the last exam. I also softened my boots. This gave me a wee bit more flex space so I wasn't hunched at the waist.
3. Beyond that, there were no appreciable differences between exam #1 and #2 and what I did.
I was upbeat, looking to learn, and positive for both events (to the best of my ability).
I will note that I was quite ill for the second event -- I had, and am still fighting, a lung infection and sinus infection. So my day three performance was not very energetic. Yet, I passed all three days skiing. :-)