IT in Organization

IT in Organization - F IT 1 0 0 3 IT in O r g a n is a tio...

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1 www.infotech.monash.edu.au FIT1003 IT in Organisations Week 13 – Exams and Revision How to do Exams: Study and preparation Reading the questions Style of answer Practical points www.infotech.monash.edu.au 2 FIT1003 Exam • 3 Hour examination + 10 minutes reading time • Closed book – No written materials, calculators, or aids allowed • Make sure you know the date of the exam www.infotech.monash.edu.au 3 What to expect • A broad range of questions potentially covering all study guides. Some are grouped together (eg as a, b, c) around a particular theme. • You may be required to – Explain some concepts – Discuss certain statements – Complete short case studies – Define some terms/acronyms
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2 www.infotech.monash.edu.au 4 Preparation – Revision Resources • Revision Guide • Study Guides 1-12 and your class notes • Text Book and e-readings in library • Lectures • Tutorials and sample solutions • Assignments and feedback • Review Guide • Sample Exam, Annotated Sample Exam and Sample Exam Solutions www.infotech.monash.edu.au 5 Preparation – Study strategies • Study effectively – revise, summarize, reread • Use Revision Guide as map through Study Guides and notes • Use tutorials to help check your understanding • Review assignment feedback, sample solutions • Schedule many short study sessions, don’t cram! Begin your preparation now to ensure content is in long term memory www.infotech.monash.edu.au 6 Preparation – Sample Exam • Set aside 3 hours and 10 minutes • After revising try the exam in the set time • Don’t open sample solution until after you have tried the paper • Compare your answer / approach to the suggested solution
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3 www.infotech.monash.edu.au 7 What is expected in an answer • Remember that examinations test – the depth and relevance of your knowledge – your ability to apply the knowledge • Be specific, relevant and analytical – AVOID generalities – NO MARKS for bulk – refer to the theory • Use the theory to argue for your propositions • Use examples www.infotech.monash.edu.au 8 Approaching the FIT1003 Paper • Try to be outward thinking in your answers – think in terms of the range of points worth raising, rather than trying to think of a single correct answer • Think of and use examples of real organisations or situations in your answers www.infotech.monash.edu.au 9 Before the exam • Eat lunch before the exam regardless of your normal pattern or the state of your nerves – sandwiches, pasta, rice for good blood sugar throughout the paper. – Energy = concentration. – Avoid quick sugar fixes like soft drink or snack bars • Try to be positive and relaxed
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4 www.infotech.monash.edu.au 10 General Approach • Pace yourself: – 180 minutes, 100 marks = 1.8 minutes per mark • If you suffer from exam nerves do relaxation exercises before you start – deep breathing is good • Concentrate on what you know
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2010 for the course FIT 1003 taught by Professor Yeap during the Three '10 term at Monash.

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