Passing Exams For Dummies [NOOK Book]


Learn to:

  • Understand what motivates you and how you learn best
  • Condense course notes into study notes that work
  • Dramatically enhance your retention with simple memory techniques
  • Unlock your potential and improve your grades!

Turn exam stress into success with this essential guide

Do you get anxious at the...

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Passing Exams For Dummies

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Learn to:

  • Understand what motivates you and how you learn best
  • Condense course notes into study notes that work
  • Dramatically enhance your retention with simple memory techniques
  • Unlock your potential and improve your grades!

Turn exam stress into success with this essential guide

Do you get anxious at the thought of taking an exam? Want to improve your grades but find it difficult to get motivated? Regardless of how old you are, exams can be stressful — but they needn't be! Passing Exams For Dummies covers everything you need to improve your concentration, make the most of your study time, and much more. Whether you're at school, college, university, or taking an exam to advance your career, this book provides expert advice to help you release your true potential!

  • Understand how you process information — find out how to keep motivated and explore different learning styles
  • Refine your preparation strategy — organize, condense and review your study notes
  • Improve your memory — use mnemonics and visualization exercises
  • Overcome exam-related anxiety — discover the power of relaxation and rehearse your ideal on-the-day performance

Open the book and find:

  • How to retain large amounts of information
  • Tips for setting up an effective study space
  • Exercises to help you relax
  • Ways to manage your time efficiently
  • Tricks to improve your reading techniques
  • Strategies for surviving exam day
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780730304432
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 563,799
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Patrick Sherratt incorporated performance psychology and revision techniques to dramatically improve his university exam results. He now holds a Masters degree in education, and is an author, trainer and coach teaching students of all ages how to prepare for and pass exams.
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Table of Contents


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.


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