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Exam preparation

Refuse to believe the student who says she only works just before exams and still gets through. Revision doesn't begin a week before the exams, although it might be more intense towards the end of the semester. To maximise the chances of a satisfactory result in your exams, start your preparation as early as possible in the semester.

Here are five concrete things you can do at any time to prepare for exams:

  • Get hold of appropriate textbooks early and familiarise yourself with them. Try to do some preliminary reading.
  • Make contact with other students - they may wish to form useful study groups later on.
  • .Make sure you're acquainted with the course program, lectures, tutorials, lab sessions - what is or has been covered, and when?
  • Think where your subjects fit in to your overall course and career objectives. Maybe more work on that subject you find boring now will pay off much later on.
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