Overview: Why exams?
Exams are not intentionally designed to induce stress in students, believe it or not!
The main reason for exams is to test students as individuals under controlled conditions, so that they can demonstrate their capabilities independent of any assistance by others.
This module will provide you with a number of handy hints about how best to prepare for exams, perform during exams, and learn from your exam experiences. You will learn how to survive exam anxiety and get the outcome you deserve. Specifically, the module covers:
- Exam preparation
- Goal setting for exams
- Doing different types of exams:
- Multiple choice exams
- Short and long answer exams
- Essay exams
- Open book and take-home exams
- Problem and case-based exams
- Oral exams
- Reflecting on your performance
- Where to find further information on University support services and policies
Use the navigation menu on the left to navigate the module. Further hints and relevant links can be found in the right-hand column throughout the module. The module ends with a short self-test quiz and completion certificate, along with a feedback form. You can also print off individual pages within this module by selecting your browser's print function.