Exam techniques: Steps to success

Exam technique

24 April 2012 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Staff Development Room 2nd floor LINC building

Exams are intended to test students as individuals under controlled conditions so that they can demonstrate their abilities.

There are a number of techniques that can help to improve exam performance.

This session will look at:

Note taking
Revision skills
Time management

To book a session please go to:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/org/1820072947?s=4342301

Revising for exams?

Take the anxiety out of exams by getting ahead of the game with your revision.

Anybody can learn and apply exam techniques. You’ll be surprised at the amount of study skills you already have that can be adapted for exam revision. The crucial starting point is in managing your time and planning your revision carefully.

The Open University has some excellent advice and resources for preparing for and taking exams:

http://www.open.ac.uk/skillsforstudy/revising-exams-and-assessment.php

Resources on this site cover:

  • How to create a revision timetable (and planning throughout the year)
  • Anxiety management
  • Mind maps and learning posters
  • Summary notes and quick view notes
  • Mnemonics (memory aids)
  • Revising with friends
  • Different types of exams

The site has a combination of audio and visual resources and a booklet you can download. To download resources you need to create an account (which is free).

For more help with revision, you can book an appointment with an Academic Skills Advisor – just call in at the Inclusive Services desk on the first floor of the University Library. We can’t do the revision for you, but we can give you some tips that may make it a bit more manageable.

Good luck!