Onzadog - Member
I used to tell my students to think out loud. Stops it being too quiet and brings what they're doing to the forefront of their mind, reduces the chances of getting distracted.
I did this on mine. Mate took his before me, stopped a bit short of the junction, had to move forward a wee bit to see properly, moved slightly, examiner thought he was pulling away and stamped on the brake. Failed the test for that.
If you keep saying what you are doing it avoids that kind of mistake.
Also, put the mirror where you can't see out of it, if you have to move your head slightly to use it's obvious you are doing so, moving the eyes is less aparent.
And before the test check things you may not have used before. My test was the first time I had ever driven in the rain. Told examiner I was going to put the sidelights on, car was a Vauxhall, very different controls to my mum's Rover, took me ages to find the switch (minor fault for auxilery control use). Came to reverse round a corner, couldn't find rear wiper control for ages either, another fault. One more controls issue would be a fail. If it's an unfamilair car check these things before the test starts.