The Exam Skills Handbook

The Exam Skills Handbook : Achieving Peak Performance

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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 189 x 12.7mm | 547g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2012
  • 288 p.
  • 0230358543
  • 9780230358546
  • 143,200

Table of contents

Introduction.- Where Do I Start?.- Getting in 'The Zone' 1: Planning For Peak Performance.- Getting in 'The Zone' 2: Frames Of Mind For Peak Performance.- Exam Myths and Realities.- What Are Examiners Looking For? .- Managing Different Types of Exams .- Multiple Choice Questions.- Revision Strategies.- Memory: Remembering What We Want When We Need It.- Structured Revision Sessions.- Managing Stress.- Getting in 'The Zone' 3: Seeing Success.- The Exam .- Multiple Choice Question Exams (MCQs).- Managing Different Types of Exams.- Appendix 1: Alternative Arrangements for Students with Disabilities.- Appendix 2: Might I Be Dyslexic?.- Appendix 3: Sources of Help.- Appendix 4: 5 Point Plan for Peak Performance.- Appendix 5: Planning Checklists.- Appendix 6: Tracking Developments in an Area of Research.- References.- Index.
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Reviews for the 1st edition: 'I was a last minute crammer and it really helped me with how to maintain a strong attitude in my preparation, managing your demons and performing well on the day. The tips were excellent guides. What I particularly found useful was the page cross referencing system through out the chapters, so rather than reading the book cover to cover you would just access the bits you needed when you needed them. Quick, fast and to the point. It also had very useful guides on what to expect when stressed and how to cope with that. The section on the '5 point plan for peak performance' was my starting point and a life-saver, it got me through my exams. The book delivers what it says on the tin.' - Amazon review 'In no way difficult, this book is useful, relevant and concise. A must for any college or university student, plus an absolute bargain price' - Amazon review
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About Stella Cottrell

Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Macmillan Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.
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