The Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods

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Chapter 13

Preparing for your Archaeology Examination

YOUR GOALS
You need to find out what you will be required to know and do organise your notes in order to revise ensure that you understand and have examples for all key areas train yourself to respond in a way that will be successful. The key to successful revision is to be proactive. Start early and take charge, don’t wait until the last moment. However, it is also possible to spend a long time revising ineffectively. You need to focus from the start on what you actually need to do and to revise actively. The key is to ensure that you understand your subject and can communicate that understanding in the format required by the examiners.
CATALOGUING YOUR PORTFOLIO
Ideally you will have been cataloguing and cross-referencing your notes as you went through your course. If you are like 90 per cent of other students you won’t have even thought about this. This should therefore be your first task.
Start by putting your notes into an order. You may have a course content list supplied. If not, then you could organise your notes chronologically or by theme. The key is to get them organised.
Now see what you have got. One way of doing this is to write out lists or grids. The latter are preferable because they will enable you to make connections and use the same material in several ways.
Compare your lists with course or syllabus details. Are there gaps? If there are then your next task will be to copy up notes from a friend or make some from a key text.
Cross-reference your notes. You may be examined on methods, sources or topics so you need to have flexibility about how you use material. There are several ways of

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