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How to succeed in exams & assessments

Author: Kathleen McMillan; Jonathan D B Weyers
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This book provides everything students will need to prepare for and perform well in all types of university assessment and examination.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen McMillan; Jonathan D B Weyers
ISBN: 9780273743798 0273743791
OCLC Number: 696096697
Description: x, 192 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: CONTENTSPreface and acknowledgementsHow to use this bookIntroduction1. Succeeding in exams and assessments  understanding the processes involved in revision and exam-sittingWhat markers are looking for2. Assessment at university - How tests and examinations work Physical & mental preparation3. Physical and mental preparation  How to gear up for assessment and exam-sittingStudy styles 4. Your learning personality - How to identify and capitalise on your preferred learning style 5. Studying independently - How to organise yourself and develop good study habits 6. Study buddies - How to work with fellow-students to improve the revision experience Time management7. Time management - How to balance study, family, work and leisure when studying and revising 8. Creating a revision timetable - How to get yourself organised for exam study Revision strategies9. Focussing your preparation - How to make full use of learning objectives, past papers and other assessment information10. Exploiting feedback - How to understand and learn from what lecturers write on your work 11. Consolodating your learning - How to revise effectively through active learning12. Memory tips and techniques - how to develop tools and strategies to help remember information and ideasStress Management13. Dealing positively with stress  How to cope with the pressures of university life14. Combatting exam nerves - How to reduce anxiety and perform well under pressure As the exam approaches15. Exam strategies - how to ensure you have the appropriate tactics 16. Improving your exam performance - How to avoid common pitfalls Tackling specific types of exam and assessment17. Multiple-choice and short-answer questions - How to tackle short-answer formats 18. Numerical questions - How to approach quantitative problems 19. Essay-style assessments - How to maximise your marks 20. Tutorial Assessment  How to make your contribution count 21. Assessments of practical and laboratory work  How to improve your marks References and further readingGlossary
Other Titles: How to succeed in exams and assessments
Responsibility: Kathleen McMillan & Jonathan Weyers.


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