Just a thought: the mindset exams train me on is actually very unhelpful and dangerous when doing actual work.

When having an exam, oral or written, everything I do must be right and when I make a mistake, I'm incentivized to argue and spin the mistake to make it look less like a mistake, instead of accepting it and learning from it.

When there are actual stakes involved though, not just the whims of an examiner to please, this same attitude is not just counterproductive, but outright dangerous. Being open about mistakes is a basic prerequisite to working in a team, with clients or in a company and it's the absolute opposite of what I need to do when writing exams, papers, etc.

See: babka