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Category: Exam

You’ve Got Your Results – Now What?

So after you’ve got your results you probably have one of three possible reactions: You are overjoyed, you got what you wanted or better than you wanted and you can now enjoy the summer to its fullest. You are relieved it’s over, you didn’t quite get what you wanted but you are satisfied with the…
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What To Do Before You Get Your Results

Before You Get Your Results The week before you get your results can be exceptionally stressful.  Anxiety sets in, you start questioning every thing you did on the exam and everything you did before. The thing you have to keep at the forefront of your mind is that right now you cannot change one thing…
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Recovering From End of Semester Exams

I touched on recovering from exams a few months ago at the end of semester one exams.  How you recover at the end of semester one is different to how you recover at semester two.  The exception of course is if you are doing a semester three. Let’s assume however that you are done with…
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How to Cope with Exam Stress and Stress Exhaustion

By now, you are half way through your exam period and it can be really difficult to not only cope with stress but also with stress exhaustion.  During my undergraduate degree, I was pretty fortunate to have my exams spread out over the two week period.  However, there was a time when I was unfortunate…
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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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How to Tackle Short Answer Exams

Short answer exams come in a couple of formats The first is where you are given a set of short answer questions and you have to answer every question.  The second is where you might get given a dozen or more questions and you have to select a number of them to answer.  The second…
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How To Approach Multiple Choice Exams

Multiple Choice Exams Most students love multiple choice exams because it gives you a one in four chance of being correct.  This is very true.  You do have to remember that it also gives you a three in four chance of being wrong and those are not good odds.  You can’t approach a multiple choice…
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Why Exam Format Matters

What Is Your Exam Format? When you prepare for your exam, one of things that is most important is the format of the exam.  The reason is, it can vastly alter your exam approach.  For example, if you have a practical problem exam, you will want to spend all your time to doing practice problems…
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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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