The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

54. What to Do if You Get Stuck on a Question [Mailbag]

January 31, 2022 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
54. What to Do if You Get Stuck on a Question [Mailbag]
Show Notes

We've all been there: You're cruising along on your exam, slaying questions, feeling good, and then boom, you're presented with a question that you're not quite sure how to answer. Your mind goes blank. You can't figure out how to make inroads. You're stuck.

So what do you do?

You follow the 5-step game plan that we lay out in this episode to get unstuck on challenging questions. These tips and strategies won't guarantee that you'll get a right answer; some questions are just plain hard. But employing these methods will at least give you a fighting chance. More than that, they'll keep you in the right frame of mind so that you're able to perform your best on the rest of the exam as well.

Oh, and be sure to listen all the way to the end where we share an invaluable way to avoid getting stuck in the first place. Enjoy!


  1. Watch the complete solution to the sample probability question ("Triangle Inscribed in a Circle") discussed in this episode.
  2. Register for one of Dominate Test Prep's comprehensive prep courses.
  3. Contact Us.


If you enjoyed this episode, we encourage you to check out these other similar episodes of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:

  1. Episode 29: How to Answer Questions Faster
  2. Episode 38: 3 Ways to Worry Less for Better Test-Day Performance
  3. Episode 6: Test Mastery Part 2 -- Customizing Your Study Plan


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