|About the book|
"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.
|About the author|
Dr Peter Levin is an Educational Developer, specializing in student support at the London School of Economics. He works one-to-one work with students on managing their studies, including preparing for exams. Formerly a lecturer in social policy at LSE, he is author of Making Social Policy (Open University Press, 1997).
|Table of contents|
The strange world of university examinations. READ THIS FIRST!
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
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
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