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The Exam Skills Handbook (2nd Edition)

Achieving Peak Performance

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 288
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Macmillan Study Skills

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Paperback - 9780230358546

22 February 2012

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16 September 2017

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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance...

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Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.

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  • Answers the questions students most frequently bring to exam preparation
  • Easy to follow, step-by-step approach to developing a range of ideas, strategies and techniques to succeed in exams
  • Designed so students can start at different places depending on their circumstances
  • Provides pathways to simply passing exams through to achieving optimal performance using the concept of the 'exam zone'
  • Practical step-by-step guidance on approaching revision and exams, including a series of structured revision sessions students can follow or adapt
  • Activities and structured reflection to help students identify personal strategies, with checklists to help planning
  • Uses a page by page design to enable students to find information quickly


Introduction
Where Do I Start?
Getting in 'The Zone' 1: Planning For Peak Performance
Getting in 'The Zone' 2: Frames Of Mind For Peak Performance
Exam Myths and Realities
What Are Examiners Looking For?
Managing Different Types of Exams
Multiple Choice Questions
Revision Strategies
Memory: Remembering What We Want When We Need It
Structured Revision Sessions
Managing Stress
Getting in 'The Zone' 3: Seeing Success
The Exam
Multiple Choice Question Exams (MCQs)
Managing Different Types of Exams
Appendix 1: Alternative Arrangements for Students with Disabilities
Appendix 2: Might I Be Dyslexic?
Appendix 3: Sources of Help
Appendix 4: 5 Point Plan for Peak Performance
Appendix 5: Planning Checklists
Appendix 6: Tracking Developments in an Area of Research
References
Index.

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Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking SkillsSkills for Success, The Macmillan Student PlannerThe Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.


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Stella Cottrell is an international bestselling author, with over a million sales worldwide. Her other titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking SkillsSkills for Success, The Macmillan Student PlannerThe Exam Skills Handbook and Mindfulness for Students. Stella was formerly Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London.


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