I'm honestly in need of some serious help. I have my official theory test on Thursday and I don't feel ready for it at all. I have the dsa theory kit and have been revising for a couple of days now, but my mind just doesn't seem to be absorbing the information. I think I'm quite alright with the hazard perception part but I tend to struggle mainly with the signs and road markings on the theory. I feel feel like such an idiot. Help!
Well the good news is that most of the signs and road markings are deliberately obvious. Of course, they want the drivers to instinctively know what they are. So things like a '50' in a circle will of course mean a speed limit. That said, some still elude me. I had to look up a road sign meaning the other day, and I have been driving for years.
Know what the shapes mean - Different signs have different shapes. So if it was snowing, you could recognise the shape of the sign and possibly predict what it means. In the test you could look at the shape of the sign and make an educated guess about what it means if all else fails.
I honestly don't remember having too many questions on the road signs though, but it's good to know. Try creating flash cards and just memorising them. Quite a lot will be obvious as they want drivers to notice them. I had the DSA text book and just went through the highway code and looked at all of the pictures and just memorised them like that.
Most of the signs are self explanatory however some questions u would need to revise to know so you should concentrate on the questions about the maintenance of your car,motor way rules,vehicle documents etc, these are not so self explanatory if you haven't already done so and you have a smart phone download the Uk signs and driving theory test apps I learnt within a week with these and got 50/50 but I literally spent every opportunity I could revising Good luck
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I know it's short notice, but beg borrow (but don't steal) a copy of the interactive cd-rom.
I used this as it's exactly the same as the test you take except the one you take uses a touch screen and at home you use a mouse.
I really found this good practice and it helped me to retain the information. I did however have much more time. I would suggest looking up in the highway code book things that are more obscure. For instance the only question I got wrong on my test (I've been driving 11 years now) if you see a person with a white stick with an orange and yellow stripe on it, what does it mean. It's a while ago now but I think it means they are deaf and blind, but I'd check that.
I know it's a lot harder now, when I took it there was 35 questions but you still had to know all the relevant information.