Hoi, author of speed reading software at jendoux.com, shared many insights during our conversation through the use of several visuals, which are included in the video version of the interview. If you are without access to YouTube, scroll down to see the images referred to. Below are also copies of the correspondence Hoi had with his examination center prior to sitting his IELTS.
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Here are the visuals Hoi refers to while speaking:
Here is a step-by-step walkthrough of the process Hoi went through to apply for and engage his exam:
1) On 14 February 2014, Hoi applied for the IELTS General in person. His application and payment of £140 were received at the London Exam Centre.
2) On 28 February 2014, Hoi received the following emails confirming his application had been received (click to enlarge):
3) A few hours later, Hoi received confirmation that his application and payment had been approved. The below email is a confirmation of reservation for a spot in the 5 June 2014 General Module exam.
4) Two weeks later, Hoi received a confirmation letter from his exam center: