Preparing for Examinations

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Preparing Effectively for Examinations Preparing Effectively for Examinations Description of this Guide This guide will help you to understand that revision is an on-going activity and should not be considered  something that occurs two weeks before the written examination. To help you do this we shall explore  strategies for improving your memory skills, note-taking skills and personal, academic organisational  skills. Learning Outcomes 1. Evaluate your revision working habits and strategies 2. Become aware of the resources needed for revision 3. Be able to practise strategies for different note-taking approaches 4. Become aware of different memory strategies Contents 1.0 Introduction: Common Difficulties 1.1 Productive revision 1.2 Productive working habits 1.3 Making changes – Are you an ‘If Only….’ student? 2.0 The Right ‘Mindset’ 2.1 The right mind set 2.2 Preparing for effective revision 3.0 Revision Notes 3.1 About revising 3.2 Organising the key concepts or theories in a topic 3.3 Revision techniques 4.0 Aids to Memorizing 4.1 Develop your memory strategies  4.2 Your  memory strategies – find out what you use 5.0 Examination Techniques 5.1 Tips and hints for the final stages of preparation 5.2 Final thoughts and advice Appendix 1 An example of a mind map Appendix 2 An example of branch notes
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         Preparing for examinations Preparing Effectively for Examinations Preparing Effectively for Examinations 1. Introduction 2. Getting in the  mood 3. Revision  notes 4. Aids to  memorizing 5. Examination  techniques Productive revision Productive working  habits Making changes The right ‘mind  set’ Preparing for  effective revision About revising Organising the  key concepts or  theories in a topic Revision  techniques Memory strategies  Develop your  Memory Strategy Tips and hints for  the final stages of  preparation Final Thoughts Mind Map Notes  Sample Branch Notes  Sample 1.0 Introduction: Common Difficulties Most people feel nervous about taking exams.  It is easy to feel you will be put on the spot, that you do  not know what to expect, and that you may not do yourself justice.  You can make the whole  experience better by considering the following: 2
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Common Difficulties :     Tick which apply to you…. tick 1. I am often frustrated at examination times. 2. I seem to spend a lot of time revising and not getting    the good results. 3. I am not sure if my techniques are the most efficient. 4. I mainly leave revision until it is almost too late.
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2010 for the course CMSY 103 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '06 term at Howard County Community College.

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