Maximise your chances of exam success

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Your exams are approaching.  You have been planning, revising and studying, so there is little more you can do, right?  Regardless of how much effort you have put in beforehand, your exam performance on the day is also important to help you maximise your chances of exam success.


Here are Dr Ross Galloway’s top ten tips.

1. Read the whole exam paper before doing anything else

It’s the classic exam tip, and with good reason. As the old military maxim says, time spent on reconnaissance is seldom wasted. It will give you an overview of what you’re going to have to do, and your subconscious will start processing the later questions even as you do the early ones.

2. Think about the big picture when choosing which questions to do

Most of your exams will offer you at least some choice of questions to tackle. Don’t pick them just based on which of the opening sub-parts you prefer. Assess the whole question: which ones can you do the greatest amount of? Continue reading “Maximise your chances of exam success”