This hands-on, supportive guide steers students through a 14-day revision programme, showing them how to make the most of the time available to them to maximise results. Based on tried and tested revision techniques, it shows students how to tackle common revision and exam challenges through worked examples and practical exercises. Chapters are packed with top tips on key aspects of exam preparation and contain checklists to keep students on track.
Concise and engaging, this is an essential companion for all students preparing for exams, on degree and pre-degree courses.
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Series: Pocket Study Skills
25 June 2010
Professional and scholarly
How To Use This Book.- Taking Stock.- DAY ONE.- Things To Do Today.- Types Of Exam.- DAY TWO.- Things To Do Today.- Testing Yourself In The Early Stages.- What Is 'Essential Information'?.- Revision Cards: How They Might Look.- Getting To Know Your 'Know-It' Gremlin.- DAY THREE 20.- Things To Do Today.- The Rhythm Of Your Revision.- Be True To Yourself.- Taking Stock.- DAY FOUR.- Things To Do Today.- Secondary Sources: Books And Journals.- Secondary Sources: The Internet.- Just How Much Do You Need To Know?.- DAY FIVE.- Things To Do Today.- Essay Exams: What The Questions Mean.- Six Ways To Feel Good.- DAY SIX.- Things To Do Today.- Essay Planning.- Brainstorm Example.- Spider Chart Example.- Flowchart Example.- Mind Map Example.- Timed Essay Plans.- Taking Stock.- DAY SEVEN.- Things To Do Today.- Planning A Rest Day.- Six More Ways To Feel Good.- DAY EIGHT.- Things To Do Today.- Using Past Papers.- The Art Of Procrastination.- Anti-Procrastination Checklist.- DAY NINE.- Things To Do Today.- How To Tackle A Seen Exam And An Open Book Exam.- Reducing Anxiety.- Relaxation Techniques.- Taking Stock.- DAY TEN.- Things To Do Today.- How To Give Yourself A Mock Essay Exam.- How To Give Yourself A Mock Multiple Choice Exam.- What Mock Exams Do For You.- DAY ELEVEN.- Things To Do Today.- Exam Strategy.- Knowing When And Why To Stop.- DAY TWELVE.- Things To Do Today.- How To Know How Much You Know: Sorting The Cards.- How To Know How Much You Know: Mastering The Cards.- Openings And Endings.- Taking Stock.- DAY THIRTEEN.- Things To Do Today.- And The First Thing To Do In The Exam Is.- The Night Before The Exam.- DAY FOURTEEN: EXAM DAY!.- Things To Do Today.- In The Exam.- And When It Is Over .- Index.
LUCINDA BECKER is Senior Lecturer at the University of Reading within Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management. She is also a professional trainer, developing and delivering courses in communication, presentation, management techniques and job-searching skills. She is the author of The Mature Student's Handbook and Presentation Skills for Students (with Joan van Emden).
Reviews for 14 Days to Exam Success
'The 14-day approach is totally creative and novel, and I can't see how it wouldn't work.' - Kate Williams, Oxford Brookes University and Series Editor