Quick Exam Tips

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WORDS Valerie Wangnet

The end of semester is often a time of stress, last-minute panics and poor time management. Here are some quick tips to help you get through the last couple of weeks of Semester One:

  • Get a good night’s sleep, especially before a big exam.
  • Get organised – sort out your lecture notes, study desk and most importantly, your time management.
  • Get tidy – use labels, separate folders or even colour codes. Allocate one specific place for all your uni work to avoid losing things.
  • Divide up your time by allocating a set amount of hours to study per day. Reserve time for regular short breaks.
  • Get fresh air – moving around and getting a change of scenery will help prevent fatigue.
  • Make sure to check up on iLearn for any important and helpful messages from lecturers, or even helpful hints from fellow students on the forums!
  • Find out where you can access past papers, and get familiar with the exam structure and nature of the questions.
  • Think about what the main topics are, and which topics have not yet been assessed.
  • Devote a set amount of time to each question during the exam. If you run out of time, answer in bullet points rather than leaving a question blank.