Acing Exams Study Habits and Skills: Techniques for Keeping Calm and Confident

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Synopsis

Studying for and sitting examinations can be a very challenging and stressful experience for all of us, including “A star” students. Because we want to give our very best and to perform well on the day, it is entirely normal to feel anxious or nervous. That is why it is important to develop sufficient levels of confidence, without being over confident or too complacent, minimize the nerves and enable us to do ourselves justice.

To help you become confident at exams and achieve your highest possible grades two things are essential:


  1. Firstly acquiring good study habits and skills, throughout the academic year, and
  2. Developing techniques for keeping calm and confident just before and during exams.

This audio presentation will explore a number of techniques to prepare you for exams so you are calm and confident on the day. Includes input from Professor Aidan Moran and Dr Denis McBrinn.


How this short audio learning experience works:

This audio presentation has been designed using an experiential learning model, Kolb, D. A. (1984): concrete learning, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation.

By taking this approach we hope to cater for all learning styles.

You will be given specific new information in the recording usually as “key tips”, “explanations” and “quotes”. You will be led through a gentle but positive meditative reflection process to assist you before conceptualisation and then putting your new skills into practice.

You will be encouraged to return to the recording from time to time to re-listen and reinforce your learning and the desired changes in your life.

Enjoy!

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