Passing exams

Passing exams checklist

Try and achieve the following when revising for your exams:

Passing exams

  • Have a positive attitude towards the exams;
  • Get into a healthy lifestyle – sleep, eating well, exercise;
  • Don’t overdo it- avoid excessive studying and take breaks;
  • Revise selectively – research the best spread of topics to cover;
  • Revise actively – mind-maps, charts, posters, whatever suits you best;
  • Prepare yourself – exam location, time, stationary etc the day before;
  • Calm your nerves;
  • Read the instructions carefully;
  • Read the question thoroughly before starting to write;
  • Prioritise your preferred answers;
  • Allocate time for each – stick to it;
  • Plan your answer in the answer book;
  • Write and structure clearly;
  • Abbreviate your answer if you run out of time;
  • Reward yourself when it’s all over.
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