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Study Skills: Exam skills

Resources to help students with study and study techniques

Exam skills

Exam skills resources by UNSW

Studying for Examinations: Some Basic Guidelines
This guide is full of great study methods and tips for better exam skills.

Multiple Choice Exams
Tips for sitting multiple choice exams

Essay Exams
Essay exams are designed to test your ability to synthesise information and organise your thoughts on paper. The points in our guide are designed to help you sit essay style exams.

Exam Skills: Clue Words
Tips on how to answer exam questions.

Open Book & Take Home Exams
This guide answers some questions about Open Book exams, offers suggestions about preparation and study, and some tips about sitting the exam.

Surviving Exams
Some commonsense tips on getting through the exam period in one piece and performing your best.

Preparing for exams

Creating a Revision Program to Prepare for Exams