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Revision and examinations
Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill...
Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill you with dread? This unit will provide a host of tips to help you improve your revision and examination techniques and enable you to manage your time effectively by creating a timetable for your revision.
This unit will:
- help you to manage your time more effectively when you're revising and in the exam itself
- help you to learn, or brush up on, revision and exam skills
- offer reassurance to those of you who experience anxiety and stress at exam time.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Revision and exams
- 2 Identifying key concerns
- 3 Revision
- 3.1 What is revision?
- 3.2 Stage 1: Finding out about the exam paper
- 3.3 Stage 2: Gathering the course material together
- 3.4 Stage 3: Deciding what to revise
- 3.5 Stage 4: Making a revision timetable
- 3.6 Stage 5: Understanding and learning the course material
- 3.7 Memory and Understanding
- 3.8 Stage 6: Rehearsing answering exam questions
- 3.9 Understanding process words
- 3.10 Thinking about the exam
- 3.11 Other ways to practise for the exam
- 3.13 Stage 7: Checking and making arrangements - a week before the exam
- 4 The exam itself
- 4.1 Arriving and getting ready
- 4.2 The exam paper
- 5 Managing exam anxiety
- 5.1 Anxiety management techniques
- 5.2 Technique 2: Relaxation
- 5.3 Technique 3: Visualisation
Revision and examinations
Do you feel that sometimes you don't do yourself justice in exams? Perhaps you've never taken an exam and are wondering how to prepare yourself. It may have been a long time since you took an exam, and you feel a need to refresh your technique. You may be looking for reassurance and advice because you've had a bad exam experience in the past.
This unit aims to help you to improve your own revision and exam techniques and reassure others who experience anxiety and stress over exams.