Preparing for Exams

18 October 2016 | General Interest

Exams coming up this Term?

Follow these steps to help you achieve your personal academic
best…


Make use of the appropriate Study Skills Handbook units as
outlined below, in Blackboard/ Library Resources to keep you
‘on track’…

1. Find out what you need to learn: ask your teacher if you will be tested on the
whole year’s work or just the second half of the year. You may like to work through
the Preparing for Exam Blocks unit to help you put together a study plan.

2. Make your study notes: work through the Summarising unit to learn how to
make brain-friendly study notes. On the Things to Print page you will find a very
useful Study Notes Checklist. You want to get your study notes finished as quickly
as possible.

3. Learn your study notes: make sure you remember what you study by using the
techniques in the Active Studying unit. If you are interested in exploring learning
preferences, you can find more in this unit on this topic.

4. Practise the skills of the subject: do as many different questions, revision
sheets, chapter reviews, sample essays or past examination papers as you can.
There are suggestions on how to make sure the practise you do is effective in the
Active Studying unit.

5. Review your test-taking techniques: this ensures you make the most of the
time in the exam. You can learn more about what to do the night before, the
morning of the exam, how to approach multiple choice questions and essays in
exams and much more in the Test-Taking unit.

6. And when you get your exam paper back make the most of it by using the
strategies in the After Tests and Exams unit.