Quiz - Passing Exams: how prepared are you?
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What is the best advice to follow to maximise your exam performance?
- Leave your exam revision until the night before the actual exam to maximise what you can remember.
- Prepare for your exam as early as possible, preferably from week 1 of the course onwards.
- Memorise as much course content word-for-word as you can.
What are past exam papers good for?
- They let you know what's going to be on the exam.
- They allow you to practice answering questions under exam conditions.
- They allow you to rote learning possible answers to exam questions.
During the delivery of a course, what can you do to prepare for exams?
- Listen for exam hints throughout a course given by lecturers.
- Guess what will be on the exam and study that.
- Focus your study on one main content area and know that well.
How should you allocate time during exam?
- Allocate time according to how many marks a question is worth
- Start on the first question and keep working until you finish or run out of time
- Spend most of the time on the question you know best to maximise your marks
What is the most common reason for students doing poorly in exams?
- Panicking when they don't know an answer
- Not getting a good night's sleep before the exam
- Spending too much time on one question and running out of time for other questions
What can you do to improve your exam performance next time if you didn’t do as well as expected?
- Make a time to complain to the course coordinator.
- Next time, study all night before an exam.
- Reflect on your own performance and set exam goals for the future.