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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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22 February 2012

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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 titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Palgrave Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Dissertations & Project Reports. 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 titles include The Study Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills, Skills for Success, The Palgrave Student Planner, The Exam Skills Handbook and Dissertations & Project Reports. 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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