YOU DON'T KNOW
CAN HURT YOU
Between 80 and 100 per cent of your assessment in engineering is by examination at the end of semester. If you are used to continuous assessment, this may worry you.
There are many reasons both for and against exams, but they're an effective way to assess many students at the same time, and exam pressure mimics stresses which occur in responsible jobs (such as those aspired to by many engineering students). Whichever way you look at them, exams are here to stay, and you must learn to succeed in them.
You must prepare very well for exams. To get an idea of how much exam study is appropriate, think about putting in effort in proportion to what each assessment task is worth. Unlike in Year 12, when exam study was something