I am scheduled to take my "critical thinking appraisal" next Wed through my district's ESC. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips for preparing for this. I've been told there is no way to study for it; it's mostly common sense info. I guess that's why I'm so nervous about it -- what if I bomb it? How embarrassing would that be?!? I'm already a little apprehensive about the telephone interview I had with them. It was mostly scenario-based questions and it felt like a telemarketing call. I don't think I came across as very personable, but then, neither did the interviewer. (no offense) But, I digress... These are the preliminary steps to get into the alternative cert program.