Drake Medox College instructors have taken their own fair share of exams over the years, and have a lot of experience marking quizzes and exams. In this blog, they are happy to share their favourite study and test taking tips and strategies with you!
TEST PREPARATION TIPS:
Have you ever been in a situation when you felt no-one was listening to you?
Have you ever been in a situation when you realized you had not been listening to someone speaking to you?
Most of us can say “Yes” to each of these questions!
THE ‘KEY’ OR ‘SOLUTION’ to overcome these challenges is ACTIVE LISTENING.
WHAT IS ACTIVE LISTENING?
“Active” is the opposite of “passive.” To be a good listener we must keep our minds ACTIVELY ENGAGED in what we are hearing.
To do this, not only focus is needed, but also practical strategies which keep our mind active.
3 IMPORTANT ACTIVE LISTENING STRATEGIES?
Tired of working multiple minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet?
Maybe it’s time you took a personal inventory and evaluated what you have to offer relative to what best-in-class employers are looking for.
Top 5 list of requirements HCA employers in BC seek in applicants include:
Communication Skills – Essential to the Success of Health Care Assistants
The students in Drake Medox College’s English Preparatory Program recently discussed the above topic in a recent class.
According to students preparing for entry or already enrolled in the HCA Program, there is unanimous agreement that good communication skills are crucial to the work of a Health Care Assistant.
Three major areas discussed include:
Are you looking for a job but don’t have the experience you need……and can’t get the experience you need because you can’t get a job?
Do you need to learn more skills or make some new contacts so you can find work in the field you desire?
Are you thinking of making a change in your career, or are have recently immigrated to Canada, and unsure what you want to do?
If you answered yes to any of these, volunteering could be a good fit for you. When you volunteer, you share your skills and time with people and organizations in the community without expecting to be paid. Volunteering takes you right into the workplace, giving you a chance to build your experience, demonstrate your employability, learn new skills and feel better about yourself!
With the ongoing growth of Canada’s aging population, healthcare workers who provide support for the elderly are in high demand, and their role is extremely crucial. They must be compassionate and patient, and provide loving care to the clients they serve. It takes a certain type of person to be able to become a successful healthcare worker.Filipinos are known to excel at taking care of elderly people because of their compassion towards their seniors, and their passion for helping others. Many also arrive to Canada with formal training and/or experience as nurses and caregivers which makes a career as a certified Health Care Assistant a very natural fit.
Following is an excerpt of a testimonial from a Drake Medox College student Maria who emigrated from the Philippines with the drive to make a better life for her family, while still fulfilling her love of elderly care: