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Preparing for Exams – Part 1
This presentation will <ul><li>Explore how you can best use your time to prepare for exams </li></ul><ul><li>Show the usef...
Preparing for Exams <ul><li>There is no right </li></ul><ul><li>and wrong way </li></ul><ul><li>to prepare for </li></ul><...
What is revision? <ul><li>This is when you learn things thoroughly in preparation for the exam. </li></ul>
Why do we need to revise? <ul><li>To try and remember what we have learned on the course </li></ul><ul><li>To improve our ...
How should we revise? <ul><li>Long-term planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set your goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise ...
Revision Timetable
Why do we procrastinate? <ul><li>Waiting for the ‘right’ time or mood </li></ul><ul><li>Underdeveloped decision-making ski...
Organise your notes Write out your course notes neatly and clearly, then file them so you can find them easily
Your Learning Style <ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic or Active </li></ul>
Tips for Visual Learners <ul><li>Copy out your notes </li></ul><ul><li>Use colour to highlight important things </li></ul>
Tips for Auditory Learners <ul><li>Read your notes aloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Revise with other students if you can. </li></ul>
Tips for Kinesthetic Learners Make use of all your senses - sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing  hands-on approaches  tria...
Try to anticipate what will be on your paper <ul><li>Look at exam questions from previous years:  http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib...
Bad revision practice <ul><li>Revising the whole syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrating too much on the first exam </li>...
Effective revision practice <ul><li>Make a timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Look at past papers </li></ul><ul><li>Organise your...
The End of Part 1
Good luck with your exam preparation With thanks to: Katerina Mantouvalou, Birkbeck College Sarah Boynton, University of P...
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    1. 1. Preparing for Exams – Part 1
    2. 2. This presentation will <ul><li>Explore how you can best use your time to prepare for exams </li></ul><ul><li>Show the usefulness of a revision timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Explore ways in which you can anticipate exam content </li></ul><ul><li>Consider different learning styles </li></ul>
    3. 3. Preparing for Exams <ul><li>There is no right </li></ul><ul><li>and wrong way </li></ul><ul><li>to prepare for </li></ul><ul><li>exams, it is </li></ul><ul><li>largely a </li></ul><ul><li>personal choice. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is revision? <ul><li>This is when you learn things thoroughly in preparation for the exam. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why do we need to revise? <ul><li>To try and remember what we have learned on the course </li></ul><ul><li>To improve our memory </li></ul><ul><li>To become more confident </li></ul><ul><li>To succeed in our exams </li></ul>
    6. 6. How should we revise? <ul><li>Long-term planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set your goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise a weekly timetable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify your time wasters </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Revision Timetable
    8. 8. Why do we procrastinate? <ul><li>Waiting for the ‘right’ time or mood </li></ul><ul><li>Underdeveloped decision-making skills </li></ul><ul><li>Poor organisational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul>
    9. 9. Organise your notes Write out your course notes neatly and clearly, then file them so you can find them easily
    10. 10. Your Learning Style <ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic or Active </li></ul>
    11. 11. Tips for Visual Learners <ul><li>Copy out your notes </li></ul><ul><li>Use colour to highlight important things </li></ul>
    12. 12. Tips for Auditory Learners <ul><li>Read your notes aloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Revise with other students if you can. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Tips for Kinesthetic Learners Make use of all your senses - sight, touch, taste, smell, hearing hands-on approaches trial and error exhibits, samples, photographs... solutions to problems, previous exam papers
    14. 14. Try to anticipate what will be on your paper <ul><li>Look at exam questions from previous years: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/elib/exam </li></ul>
    15. 15. Bad revision practice <ul><li>Revising the whole syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrating too much on the first exam </li></ul>
    16. 16. Effective revision practice <ul><li>Make a timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Look at past papers </li></ul><ul><li>Organise your notes efficiently well before the exam. </li></ul>
    17. 17. The End of Part 1
    18. 18. Good luck with your exam preparation With thanks to: Katerina Mantouvalou, Birkbeck College Sarah Boynton, University of Portsmouth
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