Exams are a formal method of assessing what you have learnt in a course. There are different types of exam questions, the most common written types of questions are:
Exam formats & requirements
It is important to know the exam format and requirements before an exam. Use the following checklist as a guideline.
It is important to structure your exam time. All exams have a reading time where you should read through the entire exam paper and plan your answers. Mentally prioritise each section and which questions need to be answered. Work out a time breakdown for each section / question, identify the easy questions and look at allocated marks etc.
At the beginning of the exam, circle the questions you will answer, re-read them and underline the keywords. Write brief outlines for each in the exam booklet.
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