Part A :
Yes, June, but that' s the key to exam preparation -at revision time,
you make a summary of all your summaries!
And be sure to start revision before the end of lectures because lecturers often hold a couple of revision seminars before the end of the course.
Do I need to go to those?
I thought they were optional.
They are, but you should attend.
It is often in those seminars that you get really useful information to help you with the exams.
And, before you go, you must have gone through all the course material.
Read critically and carefully, and have questions prepared if there is anything you don' t understand.
Yes, that sounds like a good idea.
So the secret is to start revision really early - is that what you' re saying?
Yes, but you can also set goals for your exams and, in your case, this is pretty straightforward because,
no matter how well you've done on continuous assessment tasks,
you still need to get 50% in each exam, right?
Yes, passing the exam is compulsory in each of my courses.
Then I suggest you target your weaker subjects
and focus more effort on them in the lead-up to exams.
Get a copy of your exam schedule as ... as soon as it's available and make yourself a timetable.
Fill in every day from the beginning of study week to the last exam.
Write down all the tasks you have to do...
You mean like sorting lecture notes, revision and practising past papers?
Yes, although any sorting should be done straight after the last day of lectures ...
and don' t forget to build in some relaxation time.
I'm glad you practise past papers; that's a really good strategy.
You know that different examiners like different styles of exams.
Yes, ah, of course.
Multiple choice, essay, short answer,
open book, problem solving...
all those formats require different strategies,
and you need to be aware of the format that your examiners prefer.
What have you noticed so far?
Well, multiple choice is popular...
Ahh, yes. Good old multiple choice!
I Do you like that style?
I'm not sure, really.
I sometimes get a bit confused with those ones,
and there are always so many questions.
Yes, examiners like those because they are easy to mark, but of course they are harder to write.
But from your point of view, you need to remember that multiple choice exams usually rely on recognition rather than recall.
What does that mean?
Well,you only have to know your subject mater well enough so that you can recognise the right answer when you see it.
So that means it' s easier?
you can get a lot more questions, which means that you need to cover the breadth of the subject but you don't need to study it in great depth.
Thanks, you've been really helpful.
Question 21 - 22
Choose the correct letter A, B or C
21 June is with the counsellor because
ashe is under stress from course work.
bshe didn't do well in her exams.
cshe is struggling with course assessment.
22 The counsellor suggests that the purpose of exams is
ato test students' personal ability.
bto test students' self-control.
cto assist students in the outside world.
Question 23 -24
Question 25 - 30
Complete the table below:
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.
To prepare for exams:
25. revision seminars
27. weak(er) subjects