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Question Is LA Center Different?

First of all I would like to congrats for this forum.
I was wondering if the cases are the same in LA as in other test centers and what opinion do you have about this test center. Don't get me wrong, no need to know about specific cases.
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I took my exam in LA this year on 17th June. I was also anxious about this center because I heard not so good things about it but I am telling. you from my personal experience that the staff there is really helpful and nice. And so are the SPs. If you do your FA well and practice well all the cases you can pass it. I studied only for 2 weeks and I passed first attempt I am sure you can too. Don't worry about the center.. just be confident and practice well!!
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I took my CS in the LA center (June). I have no idea if there are different cases in different centers, and I don't think anyone knows for sure. My experience in the center was awesome, nice facilities, nice and very professional staff. SPs are very professional, and in my opinion very nice, but they never got out of their role.
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I took my CS in the LA center (June). I have no idea if there are different cases in different centers, and I don't think anyone knows for sure. My experience in the center was awesome, nice facilities, nice and very professional staff. SPs are very professional, and in my opinion very nice, but they never got out of their role.
Can you explain what you meant by "they never got out of their role" please?
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Can you explain what you meant by "they never got out of their role" please?
They're professional actors. If the script says "be nice", they will be nice. I the script says "be cranky", they will be cranky, etc. Most of my SPs behaved nicely, and the other ones... well I think they were supposed to behave otherwise as a part of the challenge and the did it very well.
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They're professional actors. If the script says "be nice", they will be nice. I the script says "be cranky", they will be cranky, etc. Most of my SPs behaved nicely, and the other ones... well I think they were supposed to behave otherwise as a part of the challenge and the did it very well.
Thanks Sezary. How should one respond to a cranky SP?
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Thanks Sezary. How should one respond to a cranky SP?
just like how you are supposed to respond to cranky patient, find out reason for his crankiness, empathize, try to provide solution, and most importantly don't get anxious, stay calm and be nice to him/her.
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just like how you are supposed to respond to cranky patient, find out reason for his crankiness, empathize, try to provide solution, and most importantly don't get anxious, stay calm and be nice to him/her.
I cannot put it in better words, water. Do exactly as Tramps has just explained.
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