Understanding how you will be assessed in each of your courses and adjusting your learning techniques/strategies accordingly is an important academic skill to develop at university. In this section, think about the strategies you use to prepare for exams. Ask yourself how well those strategies are working and why.
Do you know how you will be assessed, the types of assessments, and what each assessment is worth?
What did you learn from the study skills inventory above? Do your exam preparation techniques/strategies enhance, extend and empower your learning? Explore the resource links in the columns below and adopt strategies that you can easily apply and adapt to your studies.
Strategiesthat help you study and better prepare for exams
Strategiesthatextend your ability to remember and recall information
Strategiesthat help you master your ability to learn and be metacognitive
Writing exams at university is one of the primary ways you will be assessed. Many students express feeling anxious about exams and while some stress is normal, too much stress can be debilitating. The best way to manage exam stress and anxiety is to be well prepared. In this section on exam writing, think about the strategies you use on exam day. Ask yourself how well those strategies are working and why.
There are 'Before, During and After Tips' that can help you manage your stress and complete your exams with confidence. Use this checklist to determine how well you prepare for exam day. Take note of the things you don't do, and consider adding them to your arsenal of exam-day strategies.
What did you learn from the Taming Your Test Anxiety:TIPS checklist? Do your exam-writing strategies enhance, extend and empower your learning? Explore the resource links in the columns below to find exam writing strategies that you can easily adopt, apply and adapt to your learning needs.
Strategies that enhance you ability to take tests and manage exam day anxieties
Strategies that extend your ability to write tests and exams effectively
Strategies that help you assess and improve your exam writing skills
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