Reflect upon your own revision practices by responding to the questions within this document (pdf).
Focusing on the exam
- study past papers (what are you looking for?)
- read examiners' reports (available from the MML library)
- read the marking criteria (available from the Faculty website)
- practice writing timed essays
- practice planning essays
- how will you choose what to learn by heart?
Essay writing for exams
- streamlined, focused version of supervision essays. Usually you will have enough time to write an introduction, 3-5 substantial paragraphs and a conclusion. You will need to write concisely and cover ground quickly.
- plan accordingly: identify 3-5 major areas or steps in your argument
- spend 10 minutes thinking and planning before starting to write
- read the question several times and focus on it carefully. What is it asking you to do?