Exams: Some revision techniques to try
Make a mind map or diagram to get a sense of the scope of the topic
Try prompting your memory before you read your notes. Ask yourself:
What did I think about this topic?
Did I like this topic?
Think yourself b
LUMS Study advice
Examples of critical writing
This handout shows two extracts from student writing, both of which show that the writer is
being critical. Read the extracts and accompanying notes.
Extract 1 below is from an essay about the possible impact
Understanding exam questions
Exam questions usually contain trigger words and phrases that can
help you to understand what you should include in your answer.
These often include:
Topic Key words or phrases that tell you the general topic or subject matter
When organizations misbehave, is it reflective of the organisational culture or mainly individual
deviance? Discuss and debate.
Examples of corporate misbehaviour are easily found in any news report from the past
decade. They include activities such as th
Whats different about an exam essay?
Writing a good exam answer (short essays)
Dont need to write out the
Shorter, but the same
Intro, body, conclusion
Clear paragraphs about 1 topic
Simpler, but still needs