Passing Exams For Dummies

Passing Exams For Dummies

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By (author) Patrick Sherratt

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 215mm x 21mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 7 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Milton, QLD
  • ISBN 10: 0730304426
  • ISBN 13: 9780730304425
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 246,617

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Release your potential and get better exam results Do you panic at the thought of exams? Do you think you're just not the academic type? No matter how old you are, exams can be stressful--but they don't need to be. This essential guide provides expert tips on how to change your mindset, improve how you learn and revise, control your anxiety, and get good marks--whether you're studying at school, college, or university, or to advance your career. In "Passing Exams For Dummies," you'll get hands-on, expert help to find out what motivates you and how you learn best; make your brain more receptive to incoming information and cope with exam pressure and anxiety; improve your reading style and condense your notes using visual mapping techniques; learn association techniques using memory pegs; use visualization to mentally and physically rehearse passing your exams; and more. Fully updated to reflect new research in how the brain thinks, learns, and remembers Information on the key role that astrocytes play in learning and the five key principles for rapid learning (attention, sensory input, solid effort, emotion and time sequence) that get these astrocytes engaged more quickly Reworking of terminology used in the model of the mind to bring the book fully up to date and simplify the content If you're preparing for a school, college, university, or career-related exam, "Passing Exams For Dummies" has you covered.

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Patrick Sherratt teaches and facilitates training in meta-cognitive knowledge and performance psychology. He holds a Masters degree in education and has written a number of educational resources for students, parents, and teachers.

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Learn to: Understand what motivates you and how you learn best Condense course notes into study notes that work Dramatically enhance your retention with simple memory techniques Unlock your potential and improve your grades! Turn exam stress into success with this essential guide Do you get anxious at the thought of taking an exam? Want to improve your grades but find it difficult to get motivated? Regardless of how old you are, exams can be stressful -- but they needn't be! "Passing Exams For Dummies" covers everything you need to improve your concentration, make the most of your study time, and much more. Whether you're at school, college, university, or taking an exam to advance your career, this book provides expert advice to help you release your true potential! Understand how you process information -- find out how to keep motivated and explore different learning styles Refine your preparation strategy -- organize, condense and review your study notes Improve your memory -- use mnemonics and visualization exercises Overcome exam-related anxiety -- discover the power of relaxation and rehearse your ideal on-the-day performance Open the book and find: How to retain large amounts of information Tips for setting up an effective study space Exercises to help you relax Ways to manage your time efficiently Tricks to improve your reading techniques Strategies for surviving exam day

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Releasing Your Potential to Pass Exams 7 Chapter 1: Passing Exams: Preparation Is Everything! 9 Chapter 2: Meeting Your Amazing Brain 21 Chapter 3: Discovering How to Learn 43 Chapter 4: Thinking Strategies for High Performance 63 Part II: Relaxing Comes First 85 Chapter 5: Exploring the Power of Relaxation 87 Chapter 6: Finding Ways to Relax 93 Part III: Reviewing and Rewriting Your Notes 105 Chapter 7: Knowing Your Academic Purpose 107 Chapter 8: Reviewing Your Notes 115 Chapter 9: Improving Your Reading Techniques 119 Chapter 10: Preparing Your Study Notes 129 Part IV: Remembering with Pictures and Patterns 143 Chapter 11: Making the Most of Memorizing Skills 145 Chapter 12: Using Mnemonics: Simple Memory Techniques 155 Chapter 13: Fine-Tuning Your Memory: Advanced Visual Techniques 165 Part V: Rehearsing for Recall and Performance 177 Chapter 14: Rehearsing Your Recall 179 Chapter 15: Rehearsing Your Performance 185 Part VI: The Part of Tens 191 Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Exam Day: Before the Event 193 Chapter 17: Ten Tips for the Exam -- No Going Back Now! 199 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Maintain Momentum between Exams 207 Part VII: Appendixes 213 Appendix A: Planners 215 Appendix B: Relaxation and Visualization Scripts 219 Appendix C: Learning Style Quiz and Motivational Reminder 223 Index 227