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How to plan your study time: Exams

Strategies and ideas to organise your time, notes and assessments for effective and effiecient study.


  1. Start exam preparation four weeks before the exam period
  2. Organise or finalise your master summaries
  3. Find out the type of exam you will be taking:
  • multiple choice
  • short answer
  • long answer
  • essay
  • combination of above

4. To figure out what content to study, use the introduction, key concepts or lecture outcome section from each lecture as a starting point

5. Stay positive 

6. Prepare your memory aid to take into the exam

Here is the link to our Exam Preparation Guide.