University Skills Centre - Exam Practice


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University Skills Centre - Exam Practice

  1. 1. University Skills Centre (USC)Help withUniversity exams …Spring Term Events:n Exam Preparation Classesn Student Support Workshopsn Learning Resource Centre Advisor SessionsSupport and training in exam preparation
  2. 2. Exam Preparation Classes Choose one of the times below. Spring TermIA042-SP - Exam Writing Practice Day Time Class RoomThis module forms part of Spring Term Monday 6:00 – 18:00 3.008In-Sessional Academic English support forstudents whose first language is not English. Tuesday 14:00 – 16:00 4.311The classes will help you to prepare for Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00 TC1.8university (departmental) exams. The mainfocus will be on: Classes begin in the first week of the Springn revision strategies Term. You can register in class with the tutor.n understanding key words in exam questionsn planning an effective response No degree credits are associated with thisn timed writing practice module. For more information on Englishn effective use of past papers language support classes please contactn effective use of lecturer office hours Hannah James, USC Administrator, in roomn time management during revision 4.111 or email time management in the examn individual feedback on exam practice writing
  3. 3. University Skills Centre (USC)Student Support Office Workshop 1 Thursday 16th February 16:00 – 18:00 –Workshops Effective Revision Students will explore ways to use onlineExams are not just a test of what you know; resources to identify topics and terms they willthey also require a different genre of writing need for exams, and plan revision notes inand time management skills. We look at ways preparation for essays that maximise evidenceof organising your thoughts for writing exam of learning.essays and at what you can do to prepare forthe day. Workshop 2 Thursday 2nd March 16:00 – 18:00 –The workshops are open and relevant to all Preparation for the Exam Environmentstudents of the University. Drawing on previous students experience the tutor will suggest routines and checklists thatStudents from all campuses, or from partner minimise discomfort and stress, and help youinstitutions, who have access to Colchester are manage your time in exams. We will prompt youwelcome. Please email if to use next year what you have learned in would like to attend or if you need moreinformation.
  4. 4. 1:1 Academic Writing, Language and USC 1-to-1 Advisor Sessions Study Skills Advisory Sessions 30-minute advisor sessions can be booked Individual advice from an expert tutor on: through the Learning Resource Centre in n Managing reading lists Room 4.204. In addition to advice on exam n Improving note-taking skills preparation, our expert advisors will also be n Planning an essay able to help you with a range of other study n English language and grammar skills topics (see box below). n Achieving good academic style n Setting out references and bibliographies Skills Centre Contact Details n Preparing for a seminar presentation Postal Address and any other aspect of assignment University of Essex Skills Centre preparation that is worrying you. IA Department University of Essex Ask the Learning Resource Centre Librarians Wivenhoe Park for more information, Room 4.204. Colchester CO4 3SQ United Kingdom E© University of Essex 2011 50% recycledDesigned and printed by Print Essex at the University of Essex material