How to Pass Your Exams: Proven Techniques for Any Exam That Will Guarantee Success

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Whatever exams you're taking, this book really will make a big difference to your performance - at professional or academic level; Master's or GCSE; A level, essay or multiple choice.

Many hard working, intelligent people still fail their exams through lack of confidence or poor exam technique. At least fifty per cent of a candidate's ...

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Overview

Whatever exams you're taking, this book really will make a big difference to your performance - at professional or academic level; Master's or GCSE; A level, essay or multiple choice.

Many hard working, intelligent people still fail their exams through lack of confidence or poor exam technique. At least fifty per cent of a candidate's chances are down to:

Taking the right attitude into the exam

Using simple but very effective techniques in the exam itself

Approaching your course of study in the right way

These factors are your guarantee of success. They are easy to learn and proven beyond doubt. They will also boost your confidence so that you arrive in the exam room both ready and able to succeed.

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Editorial Reviews

Focus on Business Education
The absolute bible for anyone taking any exam at any level.' Reader, UK. 'This book offers simple tools, insights and approaches that will inspire confidence and prepare you (or your students) for examination success.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845284442
  • Publisher: How To Books
  • Publication date: 12/20/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Evans has never failed an exam. He now teaches other people how to pass exams and regularly achieves one hundred per cent pass rates in his classes. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration; is an Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Management, a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a qualified pilot and a successful lecturer.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Getting a Sensible Perspective 1

Change your thinking 1

Dispel the common fears and myths - now! 2

The things that usually go wrong 8

Developing a positive attitude and taking responsibility for your own success 11

2 What Examiners Want 16

Some more myths and misconceptions 16

So what do they want? 18

3 Getting Set for Success 28

Take the heat out of exams 28

Start thinking about exams at the start of the course 30

Planning your time 32

Covering the syllabus 36

Organising your studies 36

Further help and information 39

Looking after yourself 41

Maintaining a positive attitude 41

4 The Role of Parents, Partners and Fellow Students 44

Parents 44

Partners, other family members and friends 48

Fellow students 48

5 Revision 54

Even more myths and misconceptions 54

Active revision 55

Planning your final revision 61

Organising your notes and other course materials 62

6 Special Techniques 65

Planning and writing essays 65

Writing reports 74

Short answer questions 77

7 As the Exam Approaches 80

It needn't be as painful as you think 80

The common problems 81

Maintaining confidence and control 82

Reminding yourself what the exam is about 84

Using your final revision time effectively 86

Looking after yourself 88

8 The Exam 94

The importance of exam technique 94

The common problems 95

Staying cool, confident, calm and relaxed 96

Reading the paper and selecting the right questions 99

Managing your time 103

Reading the question 105

Answering the question 107

After the exam 109

Index 113

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