As exam season rolls around, here are our top ten tips for improving your exam scores.
1. Attend revision sessions
Revision lectures and workshops are designed to help you focus on key semester one content. Your tutors will probably provide plenty of hints and nudges towards what areas to focus on for exam prep, so attendance should be on your priority list. (more…)
Here's our quick guide on how to communicate effectively with your tutor.
The Advice & Representation Centre are here to provide confidential non-judgemental independent support and advice to all students. If you are worried about exams and would like to talk through your concerns you can drop into the centre on level 3 of the Student Union or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for advice by email or to book an appointment with an advisor. Advisors can also offer give information about the process of completing and submitting an individual mitigating circumstances form, and can discuss the process and your case with you in confidence.
This video will help you begin to write in an academic style.
Here are some top tips to help you improve your academic reading skills.
The University of Warwick has some great online resources on academic writing skills, including this very helpful table on how to select the most suitable reporting verbs (based on the strength of the writer's position) when quoting or paraphrasing sources.
Here's the link to their Academic skills pages: The University of Warwick
Top tips for successful essay writing
Instruction or command words indicate what your tutor would like you to do in your written assignment. It is vital that you understand exactly what these instruction words mean so that you can address all parts of the assignment question and provide a comprehensive and complete response.
Here is a list of some of the main instruction/command words most commonly used in essay questions (and examination questions as well), together with explanations. (more…)