Wednesday, 21 October 2015
I know exams can be a challenging time of year for many of you. But with the right preparation, it’s possible to approach this upcoming examination period with confidence.
Below are my six personal tips for doing well in your exams.
Exams aren’t out to trick you. They’re an opportunity to demonstrate what you’ve learnt during the semester.
This means not checking Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you log out completely so you can’t swap between browser tabs. And make sure you give yourself a reward, for example “I can check my phone again in an hour.”
Make sure you know exactly what time and where your exam is being held, and what you can take in with you. Is the exam open book? Can you take notes or a calculator?
Underline any key words and make sure you’re answering the right question and doing what it asks. For example, do you need to answer one of the four options? Or all four?
Good luck in your exams. Enjoy your well-deserved break and I look forward to seeing many of you again next year.
Professor Steve Chapman
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