Passing Exams For Dummies

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Release your potential and get better exam results

Do you panic at the thought of exams? Do you think you're just not the academic type? No matter how old you are, exams can be stressful—but they don't need to be. This essential guide provides expert tips on how to change your mindset, improve how you learn and revise, control your anxiety, and get good marks—whether you're studying at school, college, or university, or to advance your career.

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Overview

Release your potential and get better exam results

Do you panic at the thought of exams? Do you think you're just not the academic type? No matter how old you are, exams can be stressful—but they don't need to be. This essential guide provides expert tips on how to change your mindset, improve how you learn and revise, control your anxiety, and get good marks—whether you're studying at school, college, or university, or to advance your career.

In Passing Exams For Dummies, you'll get hands-on, expert help to find out what motivates you and how you learn best; make your brain more receptive to incoming information and cope with exam pressure and anxiety; improve your reading style and condense your notes using visual mapping techniques; learn association techniques using memory pegs; use visualization to mentally and physically rehearse passing your exams; and more.

  • Fully updated to reflect new research in how the brain thinks, learns, and remembers
  • Information on the key role that astrocytes play in learning and the five key principles for rapid learning (attention, sensory input, solid effort, emotion and time sequence) that get these astrocytes engaged more quickly
  • Reworking of terminology used in the model of the mind to bring the book fully up to date and simplify the content

If you're preparing for a school, college, university, or career-related exam, Passing Exams For Dummies has you covered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780730304425
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/14/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 980,510
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Sherratt teaches and facilitates training in meta-cognitive knowledge and performance psychology. He holds a Masters degree in education and has written a number of educational resources for students, parents, and teachers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Releasing Your Potential to Pass Exams

Chapter 1: Passing Exams: Preparation Is Everything!

Chapter 2: Meeting Your Amazing Brain

Chapter 3: Discovering How to Learn

Chapter 4: Thinking Strategies for High Performance

Part II: Relaxing Comes First

Chapter 5: Exploring the Power of Relaxation

Chapter 6: Allowing Yourself to Relax

Part III: Reviewing and Rewriting Your Notes

Chapter 7: Knowing Your Academic Purpose

Chapter 8: Reviewing Your Notes

Chapter 9: Improving Your Reading Techniques

Chapter 10: Preparing Your Revision Notes

Part IV: Remembering With Pictures and Patterns

Chapter 11: Making the Most of Memorising Skills

Chapter 12: Using Mnemonics: Simple Memory Techniques

Chapter 13: Finetuning Your Memory: Advanced Visual
Techniques

Part V: Rehearsing for Recall and Performance

Chapter 14: Rehearsing Your Recall

Chapter 15: Rehearsing Your Performance

Part VI: The Part of Tens

Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Exam Day: Before the Event

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for the Exam — No Going Back Now!

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Maintain Momentum Between Exams

Part VII: Appendixes

Appendix A: Planners

Appendix B: Scripts

Appendix C: More Study Aids

Index

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