Studying for exams

Get ideas on how to study for exams, what types of questions you may be asked, and how to get prepared for exams, and plan your time in an exam.

Where to start with exam study

The most important thing with exams is to start your studies early, and get prepared so that you know what to expect in your exam, what you need to study, and have a plan for how to approach your study.

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Types of exam questions

Exams usually include different types of questions. Before you start studying for your exams make sure you know what type of questions to expect. Check your course materials or the course page. If you're still not sure ask your lecturer/tutor.

This section includes tips on how to study for and answer the most common types of questions.

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Tips for during your exam

As well as studying and knowing your topic well, it’s important to be prepared for what to do once you’re in the exam room. This will help you to stay focused and reduce your chances of getting stressed.  

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Exam study tips and techniques

When you start studying for your exams you may feel overwhelmed by all the material you have to revise. The tips below will help you focus and find a way of studying that suits you.

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Planning your time for an exam

Planning and managing your time when you're sitting an exam is very important. It's not difficult, and can definitely make a difference to your results.

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