Revision & Examinations (.pdf)

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Revision & ExaminationsRevision and Examinations – skills for success! This shows you how to prepare for exams, and how to pass them successfully. It will help you to improve your self-confidence and overcome any nerves and anxiety, and it shows you how to guarantee your best performance in the exam. Revision and Examinations includes specimen exam papers, and hints from tutors on improving your grades. These guidance notes are suitable for students at all levels in further and higher education. They answer all the most frequently asked questions on successful revision and exam techniques. You can add your own notes and live hyperlinks to personalise your eBook and make it even more interactive.

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Why have exams? Arguments for and against examinations – what you need to know to survive.
Coursework How to learn from your term work – before, during, and after the course.
Taking notes Efficient note-taking – tips and tricks. An example of good notes.
Revision techniques The secrets of good planning. Create good conditions. Use the right materials
Choosing topics How to select and prioritise the topics you need to revise.
Mock exams How to arrange personal mini-tests to reduce the threat of real exams
Overcoming nerves Understanding nervousness, and turning a negative into a positive force.
Exam myths Horror stories de-bunked, and reasons you should feel optimistic.
Stress management Techniques for reducing stress and building calm plus confidence.
Analysing papers How to understand the structure of exam papers and their instructions
Analysing questions How to understand questions – and what’s needed to answer them.
Instruction terms How to understand the most commonly used instruction terms
Specimen papers Examples of some real exam papers and their tasks and questions analysed.
Types of exam Short-question exams, take-home papers, multiple-choice questions, open book exams, oral exams
Questions How to understand the difference between key terms and instruction terms.
Problems How to avoid the most common problems when answering exam questions.
The examination Tips on what to do before, during, and after the exam. How to maximise your chances.
Your best answer How to maximise the relevance and accuracy of your answers. Make every point count.
Time management How to divide your time strategically between separate questions.
Solving problems How to deal with possible emergencies and changes of mind during the exam.
Results How to understand grading systems, results, and possible appeals
Further reading A selection of exam and revision study guides – with web links to Amazon
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Dr Roy Johnson is the author of best-selling writing and study guides – Studying Fiction, Making the Grade, Improve your Writing Skills, Writing Essays 3.0, and several others. He was originally an industrial designer, then went on to lecture on literary studies at Manchester University and the Open University. He publishes a monthly newsletter on writing, culture, and technology, and is the director of Mantex Information Design.

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