How To Pass Your Driving Test 1st Time
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Endeavour to take a weekly driving lesson. Those students that take regular driving lessons learn SO much faster than those that are irregular. If possible commit to two-hour driving lessons, You will learn far more and far faster. One-hour driving lessons WILL NOT GIVE YOU THE BEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY.
When taking two hour driving lessons the time it takes to be ready for your driving test will be greatly reduced. This is because you will build momentum. As when a new subject is introduced, you will not only have time for it to be explained, but a decent amount of time to practice. This will help you to develop it while it’s fresh in your mind. Often on a one-hour driving lesson it can be frustrating for both you and your driving instructor when time runs short just as you were getting to grips with the topic.
It’s Your Driving Lesson. Make The Most Of It. Being in the right frame of mind will give the best value for your money. Spending a few minutes thinking about your last driving lesson prior to your driving instructor arriving. Will give you the right frame of mind and make sure that you are focused on the lesson ahead. Staying up half the night before or overindulging is probably not going to give you your best learning experience. Also, actually being conscious, is definitely a MAJOR plus.
Well trained instructors will be utilising client centered learning and will have an interactive discussion with you. This is to determine your frame of mind and discuss what topics you would like to cover during the driving. Please don’t underestimate this very important point. Your driving instructor will be asking you questions. Just to confirm your understanding of previous learning and to test your knowledge on the next subject. Your driving practice will be far less effective if you do not fully understand the theory of the subject. And mistakes can be made through lack of knowledge.
The most important element to your progress. Trust me, without a firm objective, your learning period will be greatly increased. It is vital that EVERY lesson has a definite objective. Understanding what you will be covering in the current lesson and how it will move you forward towards your current goal and the next goal. Driving aimlessly around is a complete waste of your hard-earned money. At the beginning of your driving lesson and after you have agreed with your driving instructor what the lessons main objective is. Ensure that you are clear on the actions that are required to achieve that objective. Regular breaks during the lesson will help you to evaluate progress toward that objective with tweaks implemented as necessary.
Driving lessons should follow a structured path from very easy at the beginning and then increase in complexity as you progress. Your instructor should be encouraging you to develop by asking you relevant questions to check your understanding. This is a very important procedure as responsibility is gradually transferred to you. Generally speaking driving lessons will have a talk through stage. This is your driving instructor talking you through each element required. The next stage will be prompted questions. Here your driving instructor will ask you in advance what are you going to do before you do it, just so correction can take place if required. prompting is an important stage as you will now be taking some responsibility for your actions and control. The final stage is normally independent practice. Now your driving instructor will keep quiet (yeah!!) and let you drive unaided and practice what you have learnt. He/she will be ready to intervene if required, so don’t worry you are not on your own.
Step 6: Summarise Your Driving Lessons.
What you discuss at the end of your lesson, will compound the retention of that newly gained knowledge and understanding. Think back to the objective that was agreed at the beginning of your driving lesson. Discuss what actions were taken and whether progress was made. It’s a great opportunity to evaluate your driving lesson and decide if your objective was achieved. Objectives are not always achieved in full but what is very important at this stage is that you understand why. Any misunderstanding or further practice can be carried forward to the next lesson. Failure to do this will lead to frustration and a lack of confidence.
Be honest with yourself. Are you still making mistakes during your driving lessons? Many students fail their driving tests because they are not driving consistently before they go to test. taking your practical driving test knowing that you are lacking in confidence due to inconsistent driving will just add to the anxiety. And many will blame nerves “on the day” but in reality it’s generally down to lack of consistency in the build up to test day. Being able to drive during your lesson and make very few minor errors. And no serious errors will make a massive difference to your confidence and this will be reflected during your driving test.
Driving Instructors are highly trained and experienced at assessing when you are ready for your driving test. You are paying for professional advice. So it would be wise to listen to your instructor. You yourself will know if you are still making mistakes. If you are then your instructor will be reluctant to take you to test on that basis. He/she will have been working with you and building a rapport over a period of time. The last thing your instructor or you want is a test fail. Your driving instructor has a massive incentive to get you a 1st time pass. Their reputation depends on a high pass rate. And the drive home from a failed test is the worst feeling in the world.
Make sure your driving instructor follows the structure mentioned above. Adhere to the guidelines and there is no reason why your 1st driving Test will be your only Driving Test.