Using Your Mid Semester Break Effectively

How Do You Use Your Mid Semester Break? It is tempting at mid-semester break time to relax before the second half of the semester.  While this is tempting, make sure you use this time wisely.  You can use this time to catch up on your assignments, which is an excellent idea if you have fallen …
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Why You Need to Develop an Exam Action Plan

Last time I wrote about the importance of preparing for your exam early, as early as possible.  The more you prepare now, the better off you will be when it comes to your final exam. You Need An Action Plan Remember though, intending to start exam preparation early and actually starting it early are too …
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Start Your Exam Preparation Early

It is only week two of the semester and it may seem unusual to be thinking about exam preparation at this stage but there are good reasons for approaching the semester this way. Why You Need To Prepare Early Firstly, an exam can make up to anywhere from 40% to 80% of your final grade …
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How To Mimic Your Exam

Why Mimic Your Exam? When revising for your end of semester exams, it is common practice to use a practice exam as a way of testing yourself to firstly, see if you have prepared well enough and secondly, to see how you will cope with exam conditions. The problem with this is we often remember …
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What To Do If You Don’t Have A Practice Exam

Last week I highlighted the importance of doing a practice exam before you start revision. But what do you do if you don’t have one? There are several options you can use: Ask your Lecturer or Teacher for some revision questions and use that in place of a practice test.  This is obviously the best …
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Before You Start Revision

Revision is a very important part of exam preparation.  You do however need to make sure you revise with purpose. Don’t revise just for the sake of revising. What do I mean by this? It is not always necessary to revise everything.  If there are areas you have struggled with – focus on those.  You …
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