The day of a big standardized exam can test the nerves of anyone, no matter how well prepared. Not only do test takers need to contend with the gauntlet of academic and strategic challenges posed by the exam itself and the test anxiety these ordeals trigger, but they may also encounter external threats to their precious peace of mind. You need to be prepared for anything on test day, from clueless proctors to meteorological mayhem to animal attacks. But who expects a naked gunman?
A high school student said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
A naked man, allegedly armed with a gun, in a bizarre situation with police in Las Vegas.
“The guard told us don’t go out there,” Chris Merhi told KSNV-TV. There’s a man outside. He’s naked with a gun.”
Mehri was taking a pre-SAT test with nine other students at Life Springs Christian Church when police swarmed the area.
The unclad unfortunate was apprehended without harm to police or test takers. Plus, since this was just a “pre-SAT” (presumably a practice test) everyone’s college dreams remain intact!
All joking aside, when you think of all of the attributes of a superior test taker, you may not immediately consider resilience, but the ability to bounce back from the unexpected makes all the difference when performance matters. The distractions and diversions you’ll surely encounter don’t need to distract or divert you from your purpose. You may not–we hope–encounter anything as terrifying as a armed streaker, but you can and should expect chaos and prepare to bounce back from it.