The Student's Guide to Exam Success

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Use resources wisely
Learning from examiners' feedback
Coursework and revision priorities
Good use of books, tutorials and lectures
Internet tips

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Now that you know how to study effectively and master your memory, you're probably champing at the bit to do some serious learning. Steady on. Before you go off and learn volumes of irrelevant data, let's make sure you have an intelligent strategy that helps you develop proper exam skills. You want to make the most of your resources–your books, tutors, the Internet and so on. Time, of course, is perhaps the most precious resource of all. Here's how you can use it wisely.

Develop a revision strategy …


Clarify your goals

Examiners tend to report the same failings in students' work. This is because students tend not to organise their revision along the right lines, as you can see for yourself:

… based on examiners' feedback

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction: Action, Not Anxiety 1
  • Part I - States of Mind for Success 5
  • 1: Clear Your Head 7
  • 2: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind 32
  • Part II - Techniques for Success 59
  • 3: Lay Solid Study Foundations 61
  • 4: Remember, Remember 82
  • 5: Use Resources Wisely 109
  • 6: Plan for Success 126
  • 7: Master Your Exams 146
  • Part III - Testimonials 167
  • Appendix 1: Coursework and Exam Checklist 195
  • Appendix 2: Save Time at Your Computer 197
  • Appendix 3: Second Chances 199
  • Appendix 4: Learning Difficulties 200
  • Appendix 5: Special Exam Provisions 201
  • Useful Addresses 203
  • Bibliography 205
  • Index 207
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