Sail Through Exams!

Sail Through Exams! : Preparing for Traditional Exams for Undergraduates and Taught Postgraduates

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'A good read. The clear explanations of how to prepare for exams and ways to choose and answer questions are practical and useful' - BA Geography student. 'Relevant for exams and how I should approach my studies. It was easy to synthesize the information given - and comforting! My problems don't seem unique to me any more' - MSc Management student. This lively, concise and to-the-point guide offers hints and practical suggestions to help you develop good exam-preparation skills and build your confidence, so that you can get results that do justice to the work you've put in. This work shows: how to use past exam papers; how to decode difficult-to-understand exam questions; how to structure top-quality answers; how to revise effectively; how to get in the right frame of mind for exams; and, how to do your best on the day. It is a must for every student preparing for traditional exams!

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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 146 x 208 x 8mm | 199.58g
  • OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0335215769
  • 9780335215768
  • 534,080

Table of contents

The strange world of university examinations. READ THIS FIRST! Introduction Part One: Using past exam papers 1 Get hold of past exam papers 2 What to look for in past exam papers 3 Unfair questions 4 The guessing game: What topics will come up this year? Part Two: Formulating model answers 5 What are examiners looking for? 6 Interpreting the question 7 Methodology 8 Materials 9 Drawing up a plan 10 An alternative approach: the 'question string' 11 Choose your introduction 12 Argument or chain of reasoning? 13 Writing exam answers: some more suggestions 14 Questions for examiners Part Three: In the run-up to exams 15 Revising effectively 16 Memorizing 17 Make best use of your time 18 Getting in the right frame of mind for exams Part Four: On the day of the exam 19 Be organized Further Reading Acknowledgments

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About Peter Levin

Dr Peter Levin is an educational developer at LSE. One of his roles is that of 'teamwork tutor' for students working on group projects. Prior to taking up his present position he lectured in social policy at LSE. He is author of Making Social Policy (Open University Press, 1997).

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