Category Archives: Exam preparation

Uninterrupted sleep is key to good memory

??????? A recent research study out of Stanford University demonstrates the importance of getting uninterrupted sleep, for the brain to create memories. If you are sleeping with your phone and waking up to read text messages in the middle of … Continue reading

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Could Hand Cramps Make You Fail An Exam?

Exams require you to handwrite for two to three hours at a stretch. Do you find your hands cramp up during exams? How can you write fast and legibly for that period of time without hand pain? Here are 7 tips … Continue reading

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Being focused when studying for exams is important. And a big part of being focused is staying relaxed and confident. What thoughts go through your mind during study or leading up to the exam? What do you tell your friends? … Continue reading

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Practice Past Exam Papers

Practice Past Exam Questions What smart students do leading up to final exams is to practice retrieval using past exam papers. By doing past papers, you are self-testing; finding out what you know and what you don’t know. You can … Continue reading

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Are Weaker Students Overconfident and Underprepared?

This video from Dr Stephen Chew from Samford University discusses how students tend to underestimate how much time it takes to complete an assignment or to comprehend new material. There’s no easy fix with studying.  Studying involves focus, concentration and … Continue reading

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When you study, do you output as well as input?

Hollywood is remaking the classic 1986 movie, ‘Short Circuit’, about a robot called Number 5. When speed reading, the robot declares  ‘Need input . . . more input, more input!’ (at 0.53). Input Input is the action of entering information. Reading … Continue reading

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