firstpointFIVE018: Exam and Assessment Preparation

Every Monday, firstpoint publishes our top five tips on a topic related to life at university. We’ll cover a wide range of topics such as making the most of your time at university, help with your studies, working through the challenges of communal living or maybe looking after yourself during exams and assessments.

fpFIVE018 title.jpgfirstpointFIVE018 – Exam and Assessment Preparation

Don’t freak out about your Exams and Assignments – there are things you can do to reduce the stress and make sure you are well prepared. Let’s get organised…………

tip-01Tip 1: Make a plan

Speak with your Personal Academic Tutor and module tutors about revision topics. Sometimes it’s possible to revise particular topic areas rather than a broader range so it’s always worth getting advice from your tutors. Find out if there are any practice questions available, getting used to the structure and style will be a great help.10 642.jpg

Work out what kind of revision works for you – are you a note taker or a reader, do you like highlighters or post it notes, does it help to put things up on the walls, can you revise with friends in a group?

Set yourself specific revision times and do not leave it to the last minute. Organisation is the key!

tip-02Tip 2: Find a workshop

The University run workshops throughout each semester which can help you prepare for Exam and Assessment Stress. Keep an eye out to book a date that suits you. You can book a place on line:-

tip-03Tip 3: Use study guides

If you just don’t know where to start, we have lots of useful study guides available either in the Peirson Study & Guidance Centre or on the website. These cover topics like essay writing, minimising stress, organisation, taking notes and perhaps most importantly, starting your assignment and what does the question mean? Why not have a look at the webpage to see if there is anything that could help you:-

tip-04Tip 4: Look after yourself

Get enough sleep, lack of sleep can have a negative impact on you and make you feel more stressed.

Remember to eat well and regularly, memory and mood can be boosted by eating the right foods.

Keep yourself hydrated – this will help you feel generally better and can affect your energy levels

Take a look at the University guidance for tips on how to look after yourself.

Need a change of scene? Visit Fancy A Cuppa in firstpoint. There are extra sessions during assessment periods where you can meet with others and share tips for keeping well and avoiding stress.

tip-05Tip 5: Study Happy

Check out the Study Happy events at The Hive; helping students in Worcester study healthier, happier, smarter.