OK. So you've taken the advice of the first of these blogs which was Don't panic Ignore your career for the exam period (but ONLY this period!) Get to know yourself So now let's move to the next stage - where should you apply? Having got to know yourself, you hopefully will be starting to… Continue reading Final year? No job? Don’t worry ( 2 / 5 )
The first advice is the most important: As this blog goes out, many of you are in the middle of exams. You absolutely should concentrate on revision and your coursework submissions in the weeks leading up to the assessment period. What has been done - or not done - before this time has… Continue reading Final year? No job? Don’t worry ( 1 / 5 )
4. Drill-rehearse-practice Find different ways of testing yourself. A really good way of doing this is to create flash cards with a question on one side and the answer on the other. You can then test yourself. There is something odd about physically writing something down that means it tends to be learned. I… Continue reading Exams – how to pass without stress (4 / 4)
3. Decide on theories to learn Having assembled all the information about the exam and gathered a group of like-minded people to revise with, you now need to work out what you need to learn. I recommend starting off by reading a general text about the topic. Go for something manageable in size –… Continue reading Exams – how to pass without stress (3 / 4)
2. Work with a group of like-minded people Ultimately of course exams are individual assessments so it will be down to you to make sure you are ready. But this process is made FAR easier by teaming up with a small group of your fellow students. You need to be sure that they all have… Continue reading Exams – how to pass without stress ( 2 / 4)
Exams are stressful but I firmly believe that they can be mastered. It’s like decorating – it’s all about preparation. So I have four steps for you: 1. Gather intelligence The key message in this blog is preparation and planning. And you can’t do either of these until you know everything you can about the… Continue reading Exams – how to pass without stress (1 of 4)
I hope you have taken a little time to decompress after the term and now perhaps are building up to consuming Easter eggs. But there is time amongst all this to take a moment to reflect. Hopefully you are on track with your coursework and revision is ticking over nicely (if not, have a look… Continue reading There is no such thing as too soon.