To start with, you will have lots of time to think things out thoroughly. No amount of research and planning will help if you do not spend some time thinking about what you want to do and how to achieve it. So, first and foremost, I suggest that you plan and prepare thoroughly for the examination. You can go through a number of websites to get thorough information on preparation steps and resources. Even if you want to make use of free resources, make sure you have clearly understood them so as to avoid any future misunderstandings.
Second, if you go through multiple websites, you will realize that there are plenty of topics that you can choose to study. So, do not be hurried by the need to complete things quickly. Take your time, assess the options and make the right choice.
Third, you will be able to learn a lot from reading different articles and books on the subject. You can also go through university resources like textbooks, journals and blogs. You can use all of them to understand various approaches, techniques and thought processes that are relevant to your decision making. This will enable you to make correct decisions faster. You can also make use of guides and manuals that will give you practical examples.
Fourth, I suggest you take my decision making under uncertainty for a test. You can ask a friend to be your partner in this endeavor. This will help you see how you perform in certain situations. By seeing how others handle similar situations, you can improve your own skills. This approach is more realistic than taking decisions in a vacuum.
Fifth, I suggest you take a course to develop your critical thinking skills. As I said earlier, this is a practical approach. If you are good at analysis and problem solving, you can apply this knowledge to solve real-life problems.
Sixth, you can read ‘The Future Is In The Past: An Introduction to Critical Thinking’ by Johnaspers and Evan Williams. These authors have done a great job of covering all the different approaches and concepts used in decision making. You do not need to be an expert in order to apply their concepts and model. Reading this book will take my decision making under uncertainty to a whole new level.
Seventh, I suggest you learn some of the strategies and techniques applied by the top people in the field. You can take lessons from their successes and failures. Then, apply these strategies to solving real-life problems. This will take some time. But, if you are truly committed, it will pay off. And, this time will save you a great deal of money as well as effort.
Finally, I suggest you take my decision making under uncertainty one step further. Assess your assumptions and make necessary changes. I believe this is the only sure way to avoid making mistakes. And, this approach will not increase your uncertainty. In fact, it will decrease it.
Now you are ready to take action to eliminate uncertainty from your life. Your first step will be to research and develop a list of what you want from life. Then, write down all your goals and opportunities. Spend a few hours doing this. Then, take action based on the list.
Remember, uncertainty is a useful tool. If used wisely, it can help you get what you want. But, if overused it can rob you of what you want. Use it wisely.