Revision and exam skills
This study advice section of the website offers some essential tips for efficient and effective revision and exam strategies.
As a student, I enjoyed studying. I made the process of studying fun for myself. I bought myself nice stationery, colourful files and heaps of colourful pens, highlighters and post-it notes. The fact that studying and making short notes helped me use my fancy stationery made me want to study more! I know my school and uni friends would vouch for my super colourful notes. I was known to have lots and lots of colourful short notes, mind maps and post-it cues stuck around my text books with heaps of colourful highlighting. In general, I LOVED making short notes, and the more colourful it was the better!
Along this journey as student and then as a teacher, I have been able to find, read-up, practice and teach, both for myself and my students, different study techniques that have been very useful in making studying more fun and interesting.
Studying doesn’t have to be about hogging a book all day, and memorising. I’m not saying that memorising is not a good way to study, it might be the best study technique for some who find it easy to memorise. But not everyone is blessed with that kind of memory power, I for one, am not! That’s where different effective study skills come in handy.
Study skills or study strategies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to success in school, and considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one’s life.
By following these simple suggestions I’ve outlined below you will make sure you are getting the most from your revision and adopting an informed approach to your exam questions.
Exam time is often arduous and difficult. However, with effective planning and thorough revision you can take more control of the exam process (and the stress!). Revision time is the key time for you to optimize your learning, develop an overview of what you have learned, and apply your knowledge to a broad range of themes and issues.
Study Skills –
- Setting Goals
- Your Preferred Learning Style
- A Strategy for Reading Textbooks
- Preparing to Study: A Good Study Place
- Study Groups : DOs and DON’Ts
- Managing Your Study Time
- Good Listening in Class
- Taking Notes in Class
- Procrastination? Is it your biggest study problem?
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Exam Skills –