Dear Miss Kim,
Why do I have to take CELBANPrep Level One. I just need to take Level Two to learn how to write a reports.
In all actuality I get this question all the time. To explain I have to start at the beginning. When I began to teach IENs to prepare for the CELBAN they did not know what to do. I would give them a case, and 20 minutes. Then I would watch them. Many different things happened, depending on the person. Either:
- the person did not know where to start, or
- the person began writing right away, but could not complete the report in time.
No one in the class knew how to use the time efficiently. And no one finished before the 20 minutes were over. That is when I started teaching the test taking strategy of time management, that has become CELBANPrep Level One (lessons 1-4). People started to experience miracles:
So there are two goals for CELBANPrep Level One:
- to learn how to manage your time so you can write an organized piece of writing in 20 minutes, and
- to learn how to turn your weaknesses into strengths.
That is why CELBANPrep Level One can be used to prepare for both the CELBAN and the IELTS: because these are transferable skills.
It takes time to achieve these two goals, which are the requirements to pass the Mid Session Evaluation. Some people can achieve them quicker than others.
Once people are able to manage their time efficiently, and to write without any errors in grammar and punctuation they qualify for CELBANPrep Writing Level Two. Here they apply what they have learned in Level One to a nursing context.
So, M. CELBANPrep Level One gives you the foundation for CELBANPrep Level Two. Taking them together allows you to increase your benchmark in writing so that you increase your score on the exam. And isn’t that what this is all about? Passing the exam? Taking both CELBANPrep Writing Level One and Two in tandum allows you to do exactly that: increase your score on the exam.
BTW, you might also want to read Why are there two levels for CELBANPrep.
NOTE: Writing4IEHPs is now a prerequisite or co-requisite with CELBANPrep Writing.